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If you or a loved one suffered burn injuries because of someone else’s negligence, Hammack Law Firm is here to help. Our compassionate team will review your legal options for free and may be able to seek justice and compensation on your behalf. You should not have to shoulder the burden of your injuries, losses, and bills on your own.

A Seneca burn injury lawyer from Hammack Law Firm can assess your Oconee County incident today during a complimentary consultation. We will explain your rights and how South Carolina personal injury laws allow you to hold the negligent party legally responsible.

Recovering Compensation for the Injuries and Losses You Endured

Most personal injury cases in South Carolina settle without going to trial. Our attorneys often never need to sue the liable party or parties. Instead, we negotiate with their insurer to recover fair compensation for our clients based on:

  • The evidence against their policyholder
  • Documentation of your expenses and losses
  • The value of your intangible damages

Examples of the recoverable damages in a Seneca burn injury case could include:

  • Medical treatment for the injuries (current and future)
  • Additional procedures, such as plastic surgery or scar removal
  • Related support and care costs
  • Lost income for time away from work
  • Diminished earning capacity if you have lasting injuries
  • Property damage
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Other intangible losses

Wrongful Death Claims Based on Seneca Burn Injuries

Unfortunately, significant burn injuries come with an increased risk of death. The victim may have suffered damage to their lungs or airway or developed an infection. Major burns have a very high rate of infection.

If your immediate family member passed away from their burns or a related injury, wrongful death damages may be possible. Our team will discuss your loss with you and explain how these cases are handled. Your recoverable damages could include:

  • Medical bills
  • Reasonable funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of services
  • Intangible losses experienced by surviving family members

Attorneys From Hammack Law Firm Treat Every Client Like a
Member of the Family

At Hammack Law Firm, our Google Reviews speak for themselves. Our clients love our compassionate, human approach to even the most complex legal cases. We understand that you may be facing some of the most frustrating, frightening, and stressful times in your life, and we want you to know you are not alone.

Every client’s case gets the time, attention, financial resources, and personal involvement necessary to prepare it for trial – even if we are reasonably certain it will settle outside of court. We handle each case based on contingency, never asking our clients to pay attorney’s fees upfront or from their own pockets.

We seek financial compensation for every client and force the insurance companies to a higher standard. Over the years, we have found this is the best way to hold the negligent parties accountable for their carelessness and get justice for our clients.

What Types of Burn Injury Accidents Support Personal Injury Cases?

Almost any type of burn can occur because of someone else’s recklessness. If another person’s careless behavior caused your burn injuries, you could have a negligence claim against them. This includes thermal burns from flames or hot substances, chemical burns, electrical burns, and more.

According to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the most common causes of burn injuries include:

  • Hot liquids
  • Hot gasses, such as steam
  • Structure fires
  • Flammable liquids or gasses

Any severity of burn could support a civil claim as well. Burns are generally classified by how much of the body they cover and how many layers of tissue they affect. Our team has experience handling cases based on very serious burn injuries, including those that lead to severe scarring, are life-threatening, require amputation, and cause lasting disability.

What Accidents Can Cause Burn Injuries?

We handle many types of personal injury cases that could involve burn injuries, including:

  • Car collisions
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Boat accidents
  • Bicycle injuries
  • Construction accidents
  • Garbage truck crashes
  • Fuel truck incidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Product liability cases

At Hammack Law Firm, our Seneca burn injury lawyers understand the many ways that burn injuries affect your everyday life. Whether you are still in the hospital or inpatient rehabilitation receiving treatment or at home learning to live with lasting impairments, we are here for you.

You should not have to pay for your medical care or face an uncertain financial future because of someone else’s negligence. Our team will work to hold the at-fault party or parties responsible and secure justice on your behalf. We work each case as if we are going to trial, so you do not have to accept a settlement for less than you deserve. We will take your case to trial if necessary to hold the liable party accountable.

How Long Can I Wait to Sue in a Seneca Burn Injury Case?

Our team can help you determine if you need to sue when the time comes. In general, the deadline to file the initial paperwork in South Carolina is three years from the injury date. If this does not occur, you could lose the right to take your case to trial.

Under S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530, we usually need to sue before the third anniversary of your accident. However, we need to take several steps before this deadline to know if a lawsuit is necessary:

  • Investigate what happened
  • Identify the liable party or parties
  • Document your damages and value your losses
  • File an insurance claim
  • Negotiate with the insurer for a fair settlement

Each of these steps takes time, so we encourage all potential clients to consider acting as soon as possible after their injuries are stable.

Hammack Law Firm Provides Complimentary Consultations to Burn Victims

The burn injury lawyers from Hammack Law Firm offer free case assessments for victims in Seneca and greater Oconee County. We meet with potential clients to discuss their options and how we may be able to help.

The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get to work for you. Call (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 for your free consultation today.

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