What Is the Value of My Burn Injury Claim?

Before you assign a value to your burn injury claim, discuss the location and the cause of the accident with a Denver personal injury lawyer to determine liability. It is important for you to pinpoint liability, and it can also be very beneficial for you if you can establish that the defendant was extremely negligent, reckless or malicious in your case.

If you can establish that the defendant behaved in a way that involved malice, or wanton and willful misconduct, then you may also be eligible for punitive damages. These are damages that are rarely awarded in Colorado, and are awarded only in those cases in which the defendant was aware that he was acting in malice. These damages can significantly boost the value of your claim, but it is important for you to establish that the defendant was extremely negligent, and that your losses are extremely severe.

Proving that your losses are severe is less complicated in a burn injury claim, because the losses are often very easy to see. There’s long-term scarring or disfigurement, and they can significantly impact not only your ability to lead a normal life, but also to have a happy and normal personal life. These are factors that are considered when it comes to setting your claim.

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For more information about what kind of damages you can recover in a burn injury claim, speak to a Denver personal injury lawyer.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.