There is no way to estimate the average settlement value for a burn injury claim in Phoenix because the amount a victim may receive after a burn depends on the severity of their injury and the circumstances surrounding their case.
Arizona is an at-fault state, meaning that the victim must prove the liability of the other party in order to pursue compensation.
According to the American Burn Association, there are on average 500,000 burn injuries require medical treatment every year in the United States. Some of these injuries are severe enough that they result in burn injury lawsuits and claims.
This does not mean, though, that everyone will receive such a large settlement. The individual facts of your case will determine the amount of the award you may receive.
The severity of your burn will likely play a key role in determining the potential settlement amount.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies burns into three categories:
A medical professional can provide you with more information on how to effectively treat these injuries.
After a burn injury, the liable individual or their insurance company may offer you an immediate settlement to prevent your case from going to court. You may want to speak with a legal professional first, though, so that you understand all your options when deciding whether to accept an offer.
Your potential settlement amount may be based on the following:
Awards will consider the cost of the medical bills you have accumulated so far, as well as any future expenses that may develop. Additionally, you may be able to collect losses that cover pain and suffering, lost wages, and reduced earning capacity based on the details of your claim.
Depending on the type of burn you suffered will affect your prescribed medical treatment. Sometimes, you may need specialized intervention to aid in your recovery.
This type of care may include:
It is important to keep records of all medical treatment, doctor visits, and other costs related to your burn, as this will prove helpful when pursuing compensation.
While recovering, you may be unsure of how to proceed with your claim. This is where a personal injury lawyer can help. A legal team can aid in establishing the causation for your accident and the damages that were incurred as well as filing the necessary documents needed to prove your case.
The average settlement value for a burn injury claim is ultimately determined by the circumstances surrounding the accident. In the state of Arizona, the law does not place a set amount on the compensation you can pursue for any injury.
Zanes Law knows how to defend the rights of our clients. We cannot guarantee a certain amount of compensation for your case, but we can negotiate on your behalf to reach a fair settlement.
The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Arizona is two years from the date of the accident. However, depending on the details of your injury, this timeline can vary. A member of our team can help explain how the statute of limitations applies to your case. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so we do not accept any payment until you agree to a settlement. Call Zanes Law today in Phoenix at (602) 999-9999 for a free consultation.