South Carolina Burn Injury Lawyers

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Experienced in Achieving Successful Results

Burn injuries can be one of the most traumatic injuries to experience. Not only are you likely to be left with permanent scarring, disfigurement and physical discomfort, but the emotional turmoil that comes with this type of injury can be equally as damaging.

Sometimes, a burn injury can be the outcome of a serious accident caused by a third party’s negligence. At Clore Law, we recognize that being involved in a catastrophic accident does not limit you to just physical pain. Experienced in achieving successful results, even in the most complex of lawsuits, our specialist personal injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to recover the compensation you deserve for the physical, emotional and financial suffering you’ve experienced after an accident.

Most Frequent Causes of Burn Injuries

There are a number of ways that someone could fall victim to a burn injury. Whether the accident happens at work, in a public premise or as a result of an auto accident, some of the most frequent causes of burn injury can occur from:

  • Scalding water burns
  • Auto accident fires
  • Explosions
  • Chemical burns
  • Electrical accidents
  • Building fires, for example in a hotel or apartment block
  • Defective products

Filing a Burn Injury Lawsuit in South Carolina

Once you file your lawsuit, you become a Plaintiff and the person or entity at fault becomes a Defendant. We’ll start gathering facts through exchange of documents, written questions or depositions, this is called the discovery phase and can include:

Medical examinations: An initial medical examination is usually performed by the injured person’s chosen doctor. The defendant or insurance company may request a second opinion.

Gathering documentation: Documentation can significantly help with your case, allowing us to prove to the court and/or insurance company that you within your legal rights to file a claim. Documentation and physical proof may include medical records, photos and video of your burns, limitations and impairment, bills, copies of your insurance policy, plus any other appropriate papers and proof.

Depositions: This is witness testimony given outside of court but under oath, and can be an important aspect of the discovery process.

Interrogatories: Interrogatories are written questions that we will issue. These questions are to be answered in writing and under oath by the party receiving them.

Expert witnesses: Sometimes, we may need to use an expert witness or witnesses. An expert witness is a highly trained and credible professional who will provide a testimony based on their expertise. Expert witnesses are used to explain complex topics to judges and juries, and to establish that the Defendant violated a standard of practice or care. To prove fault for your injury, the type of expert needed will depend on the nature of the case and what happened. The same is true for the injury and damages experts. Usually, the types of expert witnesses that may be involved in a burn injury case are those who work in the appropriates fields regarding the legal responsibility issues, as well as the appropriate doctors like plastic and reconstructive surgeons, and internal and critical care medicine physicians, just to name a few.

What Are the Next Steps After the Discovery Phase?

By the time the discovery phase is concluded, both parties should have a full view of the case, along with knowledge of what evidence is to be presented at trial. Both parties will re-evaluate their positions and often cases can settle before they go to trial. However, if the parties are unable to agree, the case will go to trial.

The attorneys at Clore Law Group, LLC have successfully handled cases resulting in burn injuries, resulting in settlement or significant jury verdicts.

If you’ve been a victim of serious injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, please get in touch with us at Clore Law Group, LLC. You can contact us at 1-800-610-2546 or 1-843-380-5864, or you can email us at [email protected].

Since initial consultations are always free, there’s no cost in learning your legal options.