When a person sustains burn injuries in an accident, the results can be devastating. They may experience severe pain and trauma, with a lengthy recovery period that can be emotionally, physically, and financially draining. Pre-settlement cash funding provides money to eligible burn injury victims during their ongoing personal injury lawsuits.
This means that if someone else’s negligence caused your burn injuries, High Rise Financial could give you early access to your expected compensation. Legal funding is not a typical cash advance or loan, as you are not obligated to reimburse us should you lose your lawsuit.
Burn Injury Liability
Not every lawsuit is eligible to receive pre-settlement funding. However, strong cases with clear, irrefutable evidence of the defendant’s liability are more likely to succeed. This means plaintiffs in these cases are also the most likely to get approved for lawsuit financing.
There are several different types of burns, and any of these could be caused by someone else’s negligence:
- Thermal burn: People may be most familiar with a heat burn, which often occurs when coming into contact with flames, hot foods, or liquids such as cooking oil. A restaurant may be liable when employees are burned by oil or hot equipment, especially if they are not adequately trained.
- Radiation burn: Overexposure to UV light in a tanning bed can also cause skin burns. Tanning bed operators should ensure that you understand the risks and don’t stay under the lights for too long. One who neglects this duty of care or uses bulbs that are uneven or too strong may be to blame for your burns.
- Friction burn: A friction burn results in chafing of the skin due to abrasion. This type of burn can occur to a motorcyclist sliding across the asphalt after a traffic accident. A distracted driver or someone driving under the influence (DUI) could be at fault for burns sustained by other motorists in a collision.
- Chemical burn: Cleaning solutions and other substances that require safety protection can cause chemical burns. A manufacturer or distributor that fails to label their hazardous chemical products correctly can be liable if a consumer is burned because of this oversight.
- Electrical burn: Burns caused by electricity can lead to external and internal injuries as the current passes through your organs and other tissues. Defective equipment or downed power lines due to inadequate maintenance are two examples of how negligence can result in an electrical burn.
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How Burn Injury Severity Affects Your Legal Funding
The amount of pre-settlement cash we can give you will depend on the severity of your injuries and how much you are seeking in reimbursement for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Typically, you can expect to receive an offer for up to 20% of your case’s value.
The classification of burns is expressed using degrees to describe their severity. The higher the degree, the greater your damage and the more expensive your treatment and recovery.
- Fourth-degree burns: The worst cases, fourth-degree burns, may result in amputation or cause permanent damage beyond the skin into your muscles or bones. In addition to costly medical bills, burn injury victims with fourth-degree burns may be permanently disabled and unable to work.
- Third-degree burns: Third-degree burns penetrate through all dermal layers, leaving behind a charred surface that may appear white or black. Skin cells are irreparably damaged, and a skin graft may be necessary to replace the burned areas.
- Second-degree burns: Second-degree burns are less severe, although they still cause damage to the deeper layers of the skin, including the dermis and the deep or reticular dermis. Your skin may be blistered, red, or swollen, and even after recovery, you could have permanent scarring as a result of these burns.
- First-degree burns: In a first-degree burn, although there may be pain, only the epidermis (the first layer of skin) is affected. Damaged skin may be red or have a white film over it. Long-term consequences of these superficial burns are rare. You can usually treat them yourself with over-the-counter topical salves to relieve discomfort while your skin cells repair themselves.
You Can Get Financing for Your Burn Injury Lawsuit
People who are not at fault in serious burn accidents and are involved in a lawsuit should contact High Rise Financial today. Talk to one of our legal funding experts to determine if you are eligible to receive pre-settlement cash funding for burn injury victims while your legal case is in progress.
We also offer post-settlement funding, which you receive after your case has settled but before the insurance company has paid the verdict or settlement amount.
The application is available online and is simple to complete. In addition, our approval process is fast, so you could receive your cash in as little as 24 hours after you apply for legal funding from us.