When we first meet with a new client, we like to get an idea of how their accident happened. We also ask our client to describe, in detail, the injuries they suffered as a result of their crash. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering.
Typically, in cases involving burn injuries, our Santa Ana accident lawyers demand a significant amount in pain and suffering. There is no amount of money that can make up for the pain you’ll have to contend with. However, our accident attorneys in Santa Ana will do our best to get you as much compensation as possible. We offer all new clients a free, initial consultation. Call today and set up a date and time to come into the office. If you’re in too much pain to do that, we can either come to you or conduct your consultation over the phone or via Skype.
You Also Have to Prove That You Were Injured
In order to be entitled to damages in any car accident case, your Santa Ana accident lawyer must first prove that you were hurt. It’s not enough that you were involved in a car accident. You must demonstrate to the court that you suffered injuries and that the defendant was responsible for causing those injuries.
One of the more serious types of injuries you may suffer is a burn injury. If your car caught fire during the accident or immediately thereafter, there’s a very good chance that you suffered at least second or third degree burns. Depending on where you suffered these on your body, you could be in the hospital for weeks or even months. In your initial complaint with the court, your accident attorney in Santa Ana has to list your specific damages. They would not only include your medical bills, but they would certainly demand damages for pain and suffering. This is because burn injuries tend to be the most serious of all injuries.
Burn Injuries are the Most Painful of All Accident-Related Injuries
There is no disputing the fact that burn injuries are some of the most painful injuries any accident victim can suffer. Even second degree burns can be extremely painful. The pain is even worse if your burns are located on your face, chest, or back. Not only will you have to deal with the pain and long recovery time, but you may end up with significant scarring.
If this is the case, your accident attorney in Santa Ana will demand that the defendant or their insurance carrier pay for future surgery to address your scars. These surgeries will be extremely painful as well. This is why your Santa Ana accident lawyer will fight to get you the pain and suffering damages you deserve.
Your Accident Attorney in Santa Ana Will Get You Damages for Pain and Suffering
Anybody who has suffered burn injuries in any type of accident knows how painful they can be. Depending on the degree of your burns, you may be in the hospital for quite some time waiting for them to heal. Other than help you deal with the pain, there’s very little your doctors can do to treat these injuries. That’s one of the reasons why they’re so serious.
When our accident attorneys in Santa Ana review your case, they’re going to look at your medical records to see how serious your injuries were. They may also need to talk to your doctor to determine if you’re going to need future medical care.
If your Santa Ana accident lawyer can prove that you suffered second- or third-degree burns, there is a very good chance you’ll be entitled to damages for pain and suffering. In general, our attorneys typically demand pain and suffering damages equal to three times your medical bills. For example, if your medical bills are equal to $150,000, our accident attorneys in Santa Ana would likely demand close to $500,000 in pain and suffering.
That doesn’t mean you’ll get this much; it just means that’s where the starting point will be during settlement negotiations. Since there’s a very good chance your attorney will settle your case, you will more than likely have to compromise on the amount you receive in pain and suffering.
Reach Out to a Seasoned Santa Ana Accident Lawyer Sooner Rather than Later
If you or your loved one were recently injured in a motor vehicle accident, there’s a good chance you may be entitled to damages. Depending on the nature and severity of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering. If you happen to suffer burn injuries as a result of the crash, the court will be hard pressed to not grant you pain and suffering.
As discussed here, burn injuries are not only one of the most painful injuries you can experience, but there is no real way to treat them. This means you just have to wait and hope that time will heal your wounds. Our Santa Ana accident lawyers will fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. They will work hard to prove that the other driver was at fault and that you suffered serious burn injuries. In addition, they will seek any other damages that they believe you’re entitled to.
We offer all new clients a free, initial consultation. This gives you a chance to get a feel for our accident attorneys in Santa Ana and decide if you want to retain our services. It also gives our attorneys a chance to see if your claim has merit. If they believe your case has value, they may be willing to represent you. If, however, they don’t feel your case has merit, they will be upfront and honest with you. The last thing any of our attorneys want to do is get your hopes up if there’s no chance of winning your case. Since the consultation is free, and since we don’t charge anything up front, it’s in your best interest to contact one of our accident attorneys in Santa Ana as soon as possible.