Often, a burn injury victim is too seriously injured to initiate or participate in cause-and-origin investigation of a fire. The lawyers of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., recommend the following steps that a family needs to follow:
- Make certain that skilled burn physicians are managing the patient recovery.
- Photograph the area where the fire occurred.
- Send a letter to the owner not to demolish the premises until your forensic fire experts can gain access to the property.
- Photograph all injuries and ongoing treatment, especially when bandages are being changed.
- Write down the names of all major caregivers during the hospitalization that can testify as to the pain and suffering of their patient.
- Do not allow the injured to give any statements without speaking to a lawyer first.
- Keep a copy of all medical bills, reports and news articles.
- Do not post anything on Facebook or any other social media.
To learn more about your legal rights and options after being harmed by a burn through no fault of your own, contact Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. We can provide a free initial consultation about your case. Call us today at 1-800-LAW-2000 or complete our online form. We do not charge for our legal services unless we secure a recovery for you.