What is a burn injury victim entitled to following a crash with a truck?
Anytime a person is injured in a crash—whether it is the fault of another driver or truck driver—he or she is due compensation for their damages. When it comes to victims of car fires, damages are likely to be far greater than those involved in a traditional fender bender. For example, victims of vehicle fires often need emergency medical care, surgery, skin grafts, multiple reconstructive surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
When a crash results in a car going up in flames, occupants in that car not only suffer burn injuries but they suffer emotional and mental injuries. As a result, burn injury victims will likely need counseling to deal with the psychological trauma they endured as well as how to adjust to their new reality.
For these reasons, it is important that a burn injury victim gets a maximum financial recovery for his or her injuries, damages and losses. Compensation can include costs for serious burn injuries as well as the medical costs and psychological costs involved. Additionally, lost income is often a major factor in the compensation recovered, as most seriously burned victims will not be able to work for some time or ever do the type of work they did before the car fire.
For help collecting the compensation you or a loved one is due following a crash with a truck that resulted in a car fire, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 to speak with a Fort Lauderdale accident attorney in a complimentary consultation today.