When you get a burn injury, it can disrupt your entire life. Disruptions can range from being out of work to not being able to perform everyday tasks. In order to receive compensation for your losses, you should submit a burn injury claim within the statute of limitations.
Our burn injury lawyers at Viles & Beckman explain the process of filing a burn injury claim, including how long you have. Our team offers a free case consultation where we’ll give you an estimate of the damages you are likely to receive.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Florida for a Burn Injury?
In the state of Florida, you will have two years from the date the burn injury occurred to file a claim. However, in some cases, the statute of limitations can be increased to four years. An extension of the statute of limitations often occurs when the case is unusual and requires more time to gather information about the potential case.
It’s best to submit your burn injury claim before two years pass in order to have the highest chance of winning your case at the highest amount of compensation. Even though the statute of limitations is two to four years, there is the possibility that you may have more or less time to file your burn injury lawsuit.
The only way to know how much time you have to file your lawsuit is to meet with one of our burn injury attorneys in Florida. In a free case consultation, we can tell you how much time you have to file so that you can get the compensation you need.
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What Happens if I Miss the Deadline to File My Burn Injury Claim?
If you end up missing the statute of limitations and you try to file after it has passed, unfortunately, you will not be able to request any form of compensation. Even if you have sufficient evidence, the negligent party will not be held responsible.
The purpose of the statute of limitations is to provide the injured person with a reasonable amount of time in which they can collect compensation. Then, after that period passes, the negligent party is protected from being accused and pursued for damages years later.
What Damages Can I Obtain for a Burn Injury Lawsuit in Florida?
After sustaining a burn injury, there is a high chance that you have suffered various types of losses, some physical and others financial. By knowing how long you have to file a burn injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover damages such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future medical bills
- Loss of limb
- Mental anguish
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning capacity
Our burn injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you recover all the damages that you qualify for. We’ll make sure that the defendant doesn’t walk away without paying what you deserve.
If you’re curious about what damages you qualify for, we can give you a free estimate in our free case consultation. By knowing what damages you’re eligible for before working with us, you can make the right decision for you and your case.
How Can a Burn Injury Attorney Help Increase My Compensation?
Our Florida burn injury attorneys can help increase your compensation in various ways as we guide you through the timeline of your personal injury case.
File a Lawsuit on Time
One way to increase your compensation is to file your burn injury lawsuit on time. And our lawyers can tell you when you need to file your burn injury lawsuit. By filing on time, you’ll be able to recover the highest level of compensation.
Another way our team of attorneys can increase your compensation is by gathering all the relevant evidence to prove your case. When you have quality evidence that shows that the defendant is negligent, you’ll be able to get all the damages you qualify for. This is because the evidence demonstrates all the losses you have suffered.
Dealing With Insurance Companies
If an insurance company is involved, our burn injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies (even your own) never want to pay you the amount that you actually need.
By having one of our burn injury lawyers on your side, we can stand up to the insurance company’s tactics. If the insurance company offers you a settlement that doesn’t match your injury and damages, we won’t allow you to accept it because you deserve a fair settlement.
These are just some of the ways that one of our lawyers can help you increase your compensation. You can discover more ways we can help by getting in touch with our team.
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Contact Viles & Beckman to Get Compensation for Your Burn Injury in Florida
If you suffered a burn due to someone’s negligence, you might be eligible to receive compensation for your injury. Our team of passionate burn injury attorneys in Florida can help you recover the damages you need.
At Viles & Beckman, we work hard to make sure our clients recover physically and financially.
If you’re ready to start pursuing the negligent parties, so are we. To start your free case consultation today, call us or fill out the contact form on our website.