Below are questions people often ask us after sustaining a burn injury. These answers are for informational purposes only. Sometimes, exceptions apply. Rely on your own attorney for determining whether an exception applies to your case. Only by consulting an experienced attorney can you be sure your rights are fully protected.
How do I know if I have grounds to file a claim for my burn injury?
Medical care should be your first priority. Then, you can discuss your situation with an experienced burn injury lawyer to determine whether you might seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. At CaseyGerry, our initial consultation is free, confidential, and without obligation. You will be able to ask questions, discuss what happened, and find out if you are able to pursue a claim for your burn injury.
Who might be responsible for my burn injuries?
Anyone whose careless or negligent behavior contributed to your injuries may be held accountable in court. If a governmental entity is involved in your case, they are given extra protection in California. You must file your governmental claim with it within six months of the injury or the judge may deny your claim, whether or not you are a minor.
An insurance company called me to settle my claim. What should I do?
Insurance adjusters work to minimize payouts on claims. Following an injury, it’s important to consult with an attorney before speaking with an insurance company. Your lawyer will communicate with the insurance company on your behalf to avoid a misunderstanding that might be used against you.
Is there a time limit to file an injury claim?
There are strict deadlines in California for those who wish to pursue a burn injury claim. Speaking with an attorney right away can help protect your right to take legal action.
How much is my case worth?
Every burn injury is different, as are the facts of the situation that caused it. How much a case is worth depends on a variety of factors. We welcome you to call CaseyGerry at (619) 238-1811 with any questions. We can review the details of your situation to determine whether you might pursue a claim to recover your losses.