Fire is mankind’s greatest invention. But if handled incorrectly, it can cause serious injuries and costly overnight stays in the emergency room. According to Business Insider, an overnight hospital stay can lead to fees over $10,700—an unimaginable payment for some.
At Elstein Legal, we can’t turn back the clock and prevent your injuries from happening. However, we strive to do everything in our power to keep you from getting burned financially by insurance companies and negligent parties alike. But, in order to do so, we must first understand the extent of the injuries you’ve suffered.
Miami Beach Fire/Burn Injuries
According to the USFA, fire-related accidents happen most frequently in residential buildings. In other words, the comforts of home can often be deceptive. Whether it’s from electrical mishaps or a meal gone awry, residential fires can put you and your loved ones in serious danger.
Types of Fire/Burn Injuries
Any of the following fire-factors can cause injuries in exposed people:
- Thermal exposure
- Chemical exposure
- Electrical exposure
- Light exposure
- Radiation exposure
Although it’s easy for one to carry the burden of guilt for a fire that happened under their own roof, you may not be at fault. Whether it’s the negligence of your neighbor or an outdated electrical system your landlord should have fixed, there are a number of instances where a fire could start by no fault of your own.
For example, let’s say your neighbor had a bonfire in their backyard. Before going to bed, they left their fire pit ablaze and it resulted in a fire that injured you or a loved one. In this instance, you could pursue adequate compensation to account for your neighbors negligence.
This sample case may seem fairly straightforward, but that’s not always the case. Although you may think you have a great shot at pursuing a Miami Beach fire injury claim on your own, navigating the law can prove to be a bit tricky. Insurance companies will do their best to guide you towards a settlement that only covers the minimum extent of your losses. As a result, you could miss out on (or completely overlook) compensation that you may be entitled to.
At Elstein, we can help you pursue other avenues as well. For example, if your fire accident-induced burns that were caused by the negligence of others keep you from working your normal hours, we can help you pursue lost wages. Additionally, severe burns can have lasting, non-financial consequences such as pain and suffering.
Why Choose Elstein Legal?
At Elstein Legal, our team of expert lawyers have years of experience in personal injury law and will negotiate on your behalf. No matter the task at hand, Elstein strives to rise to the occasion and deliver the results you need. Instead of merely rushing new clients through the door, Elstein’s client-first approach ensures that you’ll receive the assistance you need every step of the way. Contact Elstein Legal today for a free case consultation.