Burns and Disfigurements How will you be able to find out who is responsible for the fire or explosion or other mishap that has caused my scarring or disfigurement? In addition to obtaining a copy of all police, fire, and emergency medical records, Stark & Stark personal injury attorneys will, depending on the case, send out our own investigator to identify and interview witnesses. Stark & Stark will also inspect and photograph the site of the mishap. We will retain any experts, whether electrical experts, chemists, engineers, or the like, who may be needed to determine the origin and cause of the fire or mishap. We will also identify and examine all records, whether written or taped, that may have information relevant to your case. Who will pay for my medical bills? As part of your case, Stark & Stark burn injury attorneys will fight to have the party responsible pay for all of your medical bills, both those you have already incurred and those you will incur in the future. (It is important to consider not only what your medical bills are today, but what they will be in the future, to make sure that you are not left with a mountain of medical bills to pay.) If you do not have existing medical insurance coverage to pay for your medical costs prior to any settlement in your case, our burn injury attorneys will assist you in pursuing both public and private sources of funds for the payment of these bills. Often, the party responsible for injury has some medical coverage that will be available even before the parties can come to an agreement on the settlement of a case. Will someone pay for my plastic/reconstructive surgery? Your claim will include a demand for payment of plastic/reconstructive surgery. We understand that this is not simply a cosmetic consideration, but one that is important to the healing process, self-esteem and daily living. In some cases, reconstructive surgery treatment may not commence until some time subsequent to your accident. Additionally, some burns and disfigurements require repeated surgeries to correct. Stark & Stark burn injury attorneys will not allow the high costs of such care to be overlooked by the responsible party. What if I am left with scarring or disfigurement that cannot be corrected by surgery? Permanent scars or disfigurements will be part of your claim for pain and suffering. The mental distress caused by such scars and disfigurements can have a devastating effect on a person’s quality of life. This is a profound loss for which you should be compensated. Depending on the severity of the scarring or disfigurement you are left with, burn injury lawyer may retain an expert on your behalf who will demonstrate the effect your scarring or disfigurement may have on your employ-ability. Sadly, studies have shown that scarring or disfigurement may lessen a person’s career opportunities and progression. You should be compensated for those lost opportunities. Can you help me find good doctors? Stark & Stark burn injury attorneys pride themselves on their ability to locate and retain some of the world’s best medical doctors and rehabilitation facilities. This will enable you to fully understand the ramifications of your injuries, your rehabilitation options and limitations, as well as long-range care costs. How will you be able to make a jury understand the sort of suffering I am going through now when it generally takes a long time before a case comes to trial? Depending on your burn injury claim, Stark & Stark attorneys may have a photographer as well as a videographer come to photograph you while you are still in the hospital or while convalescing at home. Unfortunately, victims of burns and disfigurements often experience excruciating pain in the early days of their treatment. It is important that members of a jury see for themselves what this means for the victim in doing even the most basic tasks of daily living.