A severe burn can permanently alter the course of a person’s life. This traumatic event can cause the victim both physical and emotional pain, and the recovery process after receiving a burn can take many years. Burn victims in the state of North Carolina have certain rights if the incident was caused by another party’s act of negligence. Hiring a lawyer with a thorough knowledge of burn victim cases can help ensure that you understand the options available to you in seeking compensation.
There are many possible accidents that can lead to burn injuries. These include:
- scalding water
- exposed wire
- workplace accidents
- product malfunctions
- improperly stored chemicals
- automobile accidents
No matter what the cause, sustaining a burn injury is an incredibly painful experience that may lead to chronic pain and the need for long-term, possibly lifelong, medical care. A burn injury can also create a financial burden in your life. Medical care is very costly, and you may face lost earnings if you need to take time off of work due to your injury.
What to do After Receiving a Burn Injury
Seeking the necessary medical attention is the most important thing to after you receive a burn injury. Burns are very serious and it is important that you get proper medical care right away.
The sooner that you speak to an attorney, the better it is for your case. It is essential that your claim is made within the time period that exists for personal injury cases in North Carolina. Our team of attorneys has the expertise and the knowledge to create the best liability claim for you. Providing sufficient evidence is crucial in proving the another party’s negligence. The strength of the evidence will determine the outcome of the case. Our lawyers will:
- Document the injury.
- Document and preserve evidence.
- Consult with your medical providers.
- Identify the cause of the accident.
Statute of Limitations for Burn Injuries in North Carolina
There is a time frame that exists in North Carolina in which you must file your claim. For a personal injury case, you must file your claim within three years of the incident. If you file after this time period is up, your case will most likely get thrown out. There are, however, exceptions to this rule, such as if the injured party is a minor or is considered legally “insane” or “incompetent.”
If the incident that led to your burn was the result of the negligence of another party, you have the grounds for making a liability claim. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. The expert attorneys at Nye Law Group have the ability to create the strongest possible case for you. At the Nye Law Group, we understand how difficult and painful this situation is for you. Allow us to provide you with the legal assistance and support that you need. Contact us at (912) 200-5230 to find out more.