Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
The survivors of extensive burns, or of burn accidents involving electrocution or explosion, face many challenges along a difficult path to recovery. Extended stays in intensive care, extreme pain compounded by constant discomfort from itching and hypersensitivity, sequential surgeries, and the prospect of scarring and disfigurement to an uncertain degree are all problems characteristic of severe burn injuries. The period of treatment and recovery can last for years, especially when the burn victims are children. Severe psychological consequences must also be addressed in most cases, especially those involving burns to the face.
Just as burn cases present special demands on the courage and endurance of the victims and their families, they can present extraordinary difficulties for lawyers as well. Even where there is little question as to the liability of one or more defendants, their insurance might not be sufficient to cover the huge amounts necessary merely to meet the basic medical expenses of a burn victim over a period of a decade or more. In some cases, the plaintiff is too quick to accept what appears to be a generous early settlement offer, only to discover later that the amount accepted is insufficient to address the full range of treatment and rehabilitative needs in the years to come.
Were you the victim of a burn injury?
With our experience with the assessment and presentation of claims in catastrophic injury litigation, the lawyers at Shea & Shea in San Jose will protect you from the risk of an underestimated claim, under-documented future treatment needs, or other overlooked elements of your total damages. We commit the resources necessary to make an accurate evaluation of your case and to identify your current and continuing needs as comprehensively as possible. Our
San Jose personal injury attorneys represent burn injury victims in cases involving
truck accidents, electrocution, construction site mishaps, unsafe consumer products,
helicopter or plane crashes, or dangerous property conditions. To schedule a free consultation about our approach to client service in severe burn injury litigation, contact an experienced attorney at Shea & Shea.