A car accident can change the life of a victim in an instant. Indeed, the serious injury that commonly stems from car accidents includes broken bones, traumatic brain damage, back and neck injuries and serious burns. With regard to burn injuries, these can be some of the worst from which New Mexico car accident victims suffer.
The Harvey & Foote Law firm has extensive experience working with car accident victims who have suffered burn injuries. We know how serious a burn injury can be, and we know how costly medical care is concerning such injuries. Indeed, victims of a serious burn injury often require round-the-clock medical care for an extended period of time in order to survive the injury. Reconstructive plastic surgery may also be required. These services are costly and unaffordable for the average person, and for someone without health insurance, they are an impossibility.
This is where a personal injury claim may be able to help. If you or your loved one has suffered a burn injury in a car accident caused by the negligence or intentional act of another party, there may be legal avenues available to seek financial restitution in civil court. First and foremost, though, victims need to arrange for the medical care they need, and the Harvey & Foote Law firm may be able to help you with this too, even before you have obtained restitution for your injuries.
In addition to restitution for medical costs, a victim with a serious injury may also be able to seek restitution for physical pain and suffering, lost income earning potential, emotional pain and suffering, loss of consortium and other types of damages. The types of damages claimable in a New Mexico lawsuit will be determined based on the circumstances surrounding the accident, who was at fault and the medical records pertaining to an individual's injuries. The Harvey & Foote Law firm is available to listen to your story and inform you of your legal rights and options with regard to your potential case.