Familiarity with the Fire Investigation Process
At Sinas Dramis. we are intimately familiar with the complicated and involved process surrounding burn injury cases. With this knowledge and experience, we are successfully able to conduct an appropriate fire investigation. We understand it is imperative to get a top-level origin and cause investigator on the scene as soon as possible after an explosion or fire—whether involving a building or a vehicle. Preservation of the scene and the evidence is crucial in order to successfully investigate and then bring a claim on behalf of persons burned in the explosion or fire. Other experts, including a metallurgist, materials engineer, electrical engineer and/or a mechanical engineer may also need to be brought into these cases. These decisions and investigative steps need to be accomplished as soon as possible after a fire or explosion. By hiring a Michigan burn injury lawyer, survivors help ensure the preservation of this process and retention and protection of evidence.
Below are a few of the firm’s results obtained on behalf of burn injury survivors.
Understanding the Scope of Burn Injuries and the Short-Term and Long-Term Needs of Survivors
To best advocate for the needs of each survivor specifically, an attorney needs to first understand the severity and complexity of the injuries, and the immediate and long-term medical, emotional, and family support needed.
The Lawyer as Part of the Burn Team
As a burn injury law firm, we recognize the importance of knowing about and understanding the goals of the burn treatment team and the ways we can help facilitate and support their great work. We participate actively with the burn team and frequently advocate for services and appropriate therapies prescribed by the team—but not always agreed to by the health or auto no-fault insurance company involved. We also support our clients’ compliance with treatments, such as pressure garment therapy, that is often difficult for our client to endure.
As an active participant of the burn team, we are better able to understand particular physical, social, and psycho-emotional struggles each client faces. This, in turn, allows us to help with planning for the recovery and rehabilitation process that often takes years. Developing a close personal and supportive relationship with our clients is important, rewarding, and allows us to tell their story with conviction and passion.
As the recovery process begins and continues, patient compliance with their treatment and recovery plan is very important. Attending all of the painful physical and occupational therapy sessions, consistent use of compression garments as prescribed, and attending counseling are some examples of the treatments that are difficult and frequent. Yet, compliance with these treatments often has an impact on the extent of a successful recovery. We work to encourage and, where needed, facilitate our clients’ ability to follow their course of treatments.