Every year, over 45,000 people die in The United States from burn injuries, and over 450,000 more have to be treated in hospital emergency rooms or urgent care medical centers as a result of burn injuries. Burn injuries – whether they are caused by defective products, fires, or other sources – often leave the victim permanently scarred and disfigured. This sometimes prevents the victim from being able to get back to leading a normal life or working a regular job to earn a living for themselves and their family.
In many serious burn injury cases, the victims are left with a lifetime of pain due to nerve injuries that require intense medications and extensive medical treatment. Additionally, the psychological impact of severe burn injuries upon the victim can be devastating. Often, severe burn victims require extensive mental health counseling for years. Medical treatment for severe burn injuries is often handled during the critical phase at level four trauma centers located regionally throughout the state of Florida, such as at Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. At these facilities, teams of medical professionals do everything possible, using state-of-the-art medical techniques, to stabilize the patients during the acute phase of injury. However, recovery from severe burn injuries can take a lifetime to overcome, and many victims never fully improve.
Burn injuries caused by negligence are a specialized area of legal practice. Documenting these injuries and developing a comprehensive life care plan to explain to a jury the true impact of a burn injury is a painstaking process. This often requires employment of expert witnesses in the fields of wound care, plastic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, life care planning, and economics. Our team employs these types of experts to prepare cases for trial involving catastrophic injuries. Having the right experts examine and evaluate our clients’cases makes all the difference, and – often times – these type of cases can be resolved even before the filing of a lawsuit.
We often prepare for months – or even years – to present to insurance companies comprehensive demand packages in serious personal injury cases before the filing of a suit to see if early resolution as possible. This allows the insurer to truly evaluate and appreciate the extent of injury to our clients. Early resolution gives our clients the added benefit of avoiding the uncertainties of the litigation process and providing the victim with money earlier to aid in recovery.
If and when, early resolution is not possible, the work that has been put into the demand package and expert witness reports is used in litigation. We have done our homework, and we are ready to go to trial by the time that we file suit papers in these catastrophic injury cases. If you or someone that you care about have been the victim of a serious burn injury (or any other catastrophic injury), and you need help, the professionals at Coffey Trial Law are available for consultation 24-7-365.
Coffey Trial Law is a plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death law firm located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and serving Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County and Collier County. We represent victims on a contingency fee basis. We will not charge you even a penny for attorney fees or costs unless we obtain a recovery for you. Call us today!