Eagan Burn Injury Lawyers

An experienced lawyer is crucial to securing compensation after a burn injury. These injuries can have life-altering impacts on for victim’s, creating a significant mental, emotional, and physical burden. While a lawsuit can’t undo your experience, it can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. The skilled burn injury attorneys at Sieben Polk P.A. are well-versed in these cases and can help you pursue damages to offset the financial burden of your injuries.

Eagan, Minnesota Burn Injury Lawyer

Burn Injury Attorneys Serving Minnesota

Burn injuries can range from mild to severe and can be caused by a variety of factors, such as fire, chemicals, and electricity. These injuries can significantly impact a person’s life, potentially resulting in long-term physical and emotional consequences. 

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to the negligence of another party, it’s vital to seek legal guidance to pursue compensation for your damages. Our experienced burn injury attorneys at Sieben Polk P.A. are ready to help you navigate your burn injury case to pursue the compensation you deserve. 

We’ve helped countless victims fight for justice and compensation to offset their accident-related costs, securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Our team’s unwavering dedication to our clients is reflected in the testimonials we receive and our track record of success. Talk to our experienced team today for personalized help with your case.

Burn Injuries Caused by the Negligence of Others

Another’s negligence can cause a burn injury ranging from mild to severe. The negligent party can vary from case to case, but establishing fault is essential in building a strong claim for compensation. 

There are many important laws that may come into play in your case. For example, Minnesota recognizes the doctrine of comparative negligence, which plays a key role in many personal injury cases. Under this law, victims can recover compensation so long as they are not more than 50 percent responsible for their accident.

If the victim is partially to blame for their injuries, the law states their damages will drop in proportion to the amount they are at fault. For instance, if your damages total $100,000 but you were 40 percent responsible for the accident, your recoverable damages would drop to $60,000.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Burn Injury?

We are a full-service personal injury law firm with the skills and resources needed to go up against even the most combative defendants. Multiple parties can be liable for your burn injury, including:

  • Manufacturers or designers of defective products
  • Drivers in motor vehicle accidents
  • Negligent property owners 
  • Employers who fail to provide a safe work environment

Proving liability is essential to pursuing compensation and takes careful evaluation of all aspects of each case. A knowledgeable burn injury attorney can guide you through the claims process and deflect the at-fault party’s attempts to minimize your injuries or shift the blame entirely to you. 

To recover compensation, your lawyer must typically demonstrate that another party’s negligence caused your injuries. This involves proving you were owed a duty of care, that the duty was breached, and how it caused your accidents, and demonstrating the extent of your injuries.

What Compensation Can I Receive From My Burn Injury Claim?

Burn injuries often lead to staggering medical bills. While pursuing compensation cannot undo the trauma you’ve experienced, it can help offset accident-related costs. Generally, two types of compensation are available to burn victims and their families: economic and non-economic damages.

  • Economic damages apply to monetary aspects of your accident, including medical expenses, rehabilitation bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and property damage. 
  • In contrast, non-economic damages cover non-financial aspects, such as mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. 

The value of your case will hinge on factors specific to your accident, including the severity of your injuries and the likelihood of a full recovery. A knowledgeable burn injury lawyer can help you determine a fair compensation amount based on your case.

How Long Do I Have To File My Burn Injury Claim?

As in most states, Minnesota law sets a deadline after which burn victims can no longer file their personal injury claims. This period, called the statute of limitations, varies based on what caused your burn injury. 

In most personal injury cases, victims have two years from their date of injury to file a claim. In cases involving wrongful death, surviving family members have three years to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. 

There are some exceptions to these strictly enforced deadlines, but they’re rare and vary based on the circumstances of each case. Even if you believe an exception may apply to your situation, seeking legal guidance as soon as possible is essential. Your lawyer can determine the statute of limitations and ensure the all-important deadline is not missed.

Do Not Rely on Insurance Companies

It’s important to remember that even your own insurer is not on your side. Insurance adjusters are trained to minimize payouts. To achieve this, they often offer unfairly low settlement amounts. While an early offer may seem favorable, the financial consequences of a severe burn injury can quickly add up, potentially leaving you to shoulder the brunt of the financial burden. 

This is where our skilled attorneys come in. Our experienced lawyers are familiar with tactics insurers use to minimize payouts. With our burn injury lawyers at your side, you can better defend your right to fair and meaningful compensation from the at-fault party. 

When you’re communicating with insurers, avoid any admissions of culpability or statements that could be used against you later. Ideally, talk to your attorney before speaking with insurers. Your burn injury lawyer can negotiate a settlement on your behalf and ensure that you are not taken advantage of.

Contact Our Experienced Eagan Burn Injury Attorneys

If you have suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, seek legal guidance to pursue compensation for your damages. A knowledgeable burn injury attorney can guide you through the legal claims process, demonstrating the extent of your injuries and fighting for the full and fair compensation you deserve. 

The top-tier legal team at Sieben Polk P.A. is here to help. We work on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case. Call us today at (651) 437-3148 or complete our online contact form to schedule your free consultation.

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