May 26, 2020

Burn Injury Statute of Limitations


If you got severely burned or scalded, and think you can handle the liability insurance or another claim by yourself, be very aware. Insurance adjusters and HR departments love it when you don’t have a lawyer. And yes, they take you for a sucker or a “dupe.”

They have no qualms about stringing you along and waiting out the clock for the statute of limitations to expire. So what is a “statute of limitations” for a burning claim? Glad you asked, and the answers are below for your consumption.

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Q: What is The Statute of Limitations? A: It is the Legal Deadline to File Suit.

There are time limits for the burn injury victim or the family that lost a loved one. The law allows a little leeway in pursuing an injury claim in court. The legal claim must get filed within a limited amount of time. And this period you have to sue someone is known as the statute of limitations. But - caveat -it's always different depending on the defendants and the state in which you reside.

How Do You Deal With Sovereign Immunity?

For example, in California, government defendants get shielded under the doctrine of sovereign immunity. But often this gets abrogated by law, assuming within six months of injury claims are brought against the proper administrative agencies. Also, failure to comply with the Government Code notice requirements means the torched victim or surviving families could give up their rights.

So if you fail to preserve your lawsuit, there would be no way to hold the bad actor(s) responsible. In any event, it means giving up your right to recover compensation for severe burns.

What Damages Can You Get Paid?

Damages can include medical expenses, ongoing medical care, lost wages, future lost income. The family that lost a loved one could recover damages that include medical costs. Also included would be the funeral and burial expenses, loss of future revenue/companionship.

How Do You Consult With a Legal Pro?

First of all, consult an experienced lawyer for fires and searing accidents. Most of all, speaking with counsel remains a vital method to protect your rights and hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions.

Why is Time Always of the Essence in a Burn Case?

Experienced representatives can fully explain your rights. They will also explain the legal options. Furthermore, it is crucial for the designated experts to investigate the accident quickly. Because of this, you ensure that evidence gets preserved.

Of particular interest, this can diminish or disintegrate over time. Also, your lawyer must interview witnesses before their memories fade.

What About Negligence Claims?

Has negligence has played a role in the blaze and resulting harm that you have suffered? Did the loss of a loved one leave you stranded and helpless? Whatever the case, it is essential to consult an experienced law practitioner.

Ehline Law Firm has years of experience. Our venerable lawyers also possess litigation skills. Also, we have the resources to investigate the accident that led to your injuries. Ehline Law Firm holds the negligent parties responsible for their careless, reckless, or non-feasance.

If that caused the torment and it was avoidable, we go on the attack. So why not call us now and recover the compensation you deserve? Call now at (213) 596-9642. Other Sources: https://statelaws.findlaw.com/california-law/california-civil-statute-of-limitations-laws.html