Thank you for responding. I did attempt to find an attorney however I was told just about 8 times in a row during free consults that my case was"too minimal" my burn did cause enough damge to require medical attention, loss of work and medications and medical copayments - but all of them told me that because it was not second degree burn they could not take my case.
The overall value of a case should be worth the cost of getting a lawyer involved - lawyers get a percentage, court fees add to the costs, discovery fees (depositions, experts, etc.) increase costs, and there has to be enough left for the client IF he or she wins.
Should a case involve a small amount of money, but otherwise be a "good" case, small claims court is there to provide a forum.
Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
Attorney at Law, Physician, Broker
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