Burns are one of the most painful and devastating injuries that you can sustain. There tends to be ongoing pain, unsightly scarring and nerve damage that often impacts the afflicted person for the rest of their life. If you are the recipient of such an injury, it may be time for you to reach out to a Trumbull burn injury lawyer to begin looking for some type of relief to your situation.
Burns can result from defective products, chemical spills and from making contact with an open flame. Whatever the cause of the burn, it is important to reach out to Attorney George W. Ganim, Jr., an experienced catastrophic injury attorney.
Serious burn injuries can have lasting effects on a person’s life and alter their means of self-care. For example, once a burn is sustained, the human body begins working to repair the damaged area. That is what creates the scar tissue that is typically seen on third- and fourth-degree burns. While the body may be healing this area, the sweat glands might have burned away, preventing that area from keeping itself moisturized.
Another effect of a serious burn is sensory change, which is how you perceive touch in the affected area. The sensation of hot and cold temperatures may feel diluted and numb. You might no longer perceive touch the same way due to the sustained damage to nerves in the area.
While these changes may sound small, it is a long-term change in a person’s life and activities such as exercise or work can be negatively affected due to these changes. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or others, you should reach out to a Trumbull burn damage lawyer. In addition to the medical expenses, you could potentially recover compensation for the psychological effects of having to live with burn scars and the sensory changes they present.
Within Trumbull and the rest of Connecticut, there is a time limit of when you can file a claim for a personal injury, including burns. Connecticut has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. The timeframe you need to file a claim begins immediately after the burn injury occurs.
The best way to file a claim is to contact a local burn injury attorney for legal guidance. Attorney Ganim will ask you what happened on the day that you received the injury, and will work with you to file the required forms and get the discovery that is necessary to acquire compensation. He can also contact the insurance companies who will be handling the claim, along with any other relevant parties, and negotiate with them on your behalf so that they do not try to take advantage of you.
If you have been harmed by a serious burn due to an accident at work, actions of another party or the use of a product, then you may have the right to compensate for your injuries and losses. Contact a Trumbull burn injury lawyer to begin your claim and work towards the relief that you need. Attorney George W. Ganim, Jr. will fight for every dollar you are owed.