What Type of Financial Compensation Have Other Burn Injury Victims Recovered?

California plaintiffs with burn injury claims commonly recover hundreds of thousands of dollars or even more and you might be able to as well in partnership with competent legal representation.

What are the Facts on Past Burn Injury Awards?

Here is a breakdown of what other burn victims have recovered at the national and California levels according to data collected from reported jury verdicts and settlements.

National Burn Injury Awards

  • RECOVERY RANGE
  • $0
  • $1-$50,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • $100,000-$200,000
  • $200,000-$500,000
  • $500,000-$1,000,000
  • $1,000,000-$2,000,000
  • $2,000,000-$5,000,000
  • >$5,000,000
  • PERCENTAGE OF PLAINTIFFS
  • 28%
  • 22%
  • 5%
  • 6%
  • 9%
  • 8%
  • 8%
  • 7%
  • 7%

California Burn Injury Awards

  • RECOVERY RANGE
  • $0
  • $1-$50,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • $100,000-$200,000
  • $200,000-$500,000
  • $500,000-$1,000,000
  • $1,000,000-$2,000,000
  • $2,000,000-$5,000,000
  • >$5,000,000
  • PERCENTAGE OF PLAINTIFFS
  • 14%
  • 23%
  • 1%
  • 7%
  • 8%
  • 10%
  • 10%
  • 19%
  • 8%

Burn Injury Awards From Cooking Fires

  • RECOVERY RANGE
  • $0
  • $1-$50,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • $100,000-$200,000
  • $200,000-$500,000
  • $500,000-$1,000,000
  • $1,000,000-$2,000,000
  • $2,000,000-$5,000,000
  • >$5,000,000
  • PERCENTAGE OF PLAINTIFFS
  • 36%
  • 22%
  • 12%
  • 5%
  • 10%
  • 5%
  • 1%
  • 8%
  • 1%

Burn Injury Awards From Heating Fires

  • RECOVERY RANGE
  • $0
  • $1-$50,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • $100,000-$200,000
  • $200,000-$500,000
  • $500,000-$1,000,000
  • $1,000,000-$2,000,000
  • $2,000,000-$5,000,000
  • >$5,000,000
  • PERCENTAGE OF PLAINTIFFS
  • 31%
  • 14%
  • 4%
  • 6%
  • 6%
  • 10%
  • 13%
  • 10%
  • 6%

Burn Injury Awards From Electrical Fires

  • RECOVERY RANGE
  • $0
  • $1-$50,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • $100,000-$200,000
  • $200,000-$500,000
  • $500,000-$1,000,000
  • $1,000,000-$2,000,000
  • $2,000,000-$5,000,000
  • >$5,000,000
  • PERCENTAGE OF PLAINTIFFS
  • 27%
  • 11%
  • 3%
  • 6%
  • 9%
  • 8%
  • 12%
  • 13%
  • 11%
Will my Award be More or Less Than These Amounts?

It’s hard to say whether your burn injury award will mirror those of past cases. The facts of your accident might not look those of any other in any way. Therefore, trying to find similarities and relationships might be a moot point. Also, even if you do find material patterns between your suit and others, that doesn’t mean that you’ll make the same choices as the other plaintiffs and that can make your recovery different than theirs. To better understand the value of your case, we urge clients to look to the present instead of the past. Look to their circumstances, injuries, costs, and changed lifestyle in order to predict how much their award will be. Then, analyze the court rules and judge’s philosophy for those relevant to your case because these will have a much greater impact on your compensation than any past lawsuit or group of lawsuits.

How Will I Know What Kinds of Things I can Recover for in a Burn Injury Lawsuit?

The law is designed to redress wrongs and return people to the state they were in prior to the incident. So this raises two questions: 1) how were harmed by the defendant’s wrongful conduct and 2) what harms can you prove you suffered. These two questions implicate a variety of legal, factual, and persuasive hurdles that you must clear in order to recover for all of the damages that you suffered. However, in some situations, the law does not allow you to recover for certain categories of recovery. For instance, you cannot seek punitive damages in medical malpractice actions. To understand completely what you can get in a burn injury lawsuit, speak with an experienced attorney to plan for the award that you deserve.

Wondering if Your Award Will Look Like These?

After representing countless personal injury victims, Jimmie Kang Law Firm can tell you where to expect compensation from in a California lawsuit. We cannot guarantee what you’ll get but we can help you get a good sense of what is possible. Plus, if you choose us to fight for you, we can work for you on contingency which means that we won’t ask you for a penny until the case is over and until you are satisfied. Call our offices today and someone from the Jimmie Kang Law Firm will start working on your recovery immediately.

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