I was at a banquet hall and a waiter dropped a burner on my foot and it resulted in a 2nd degree burns and I hurt my knee which

Asked 12 months ago - Lanham, MD

resulted in a hurt knee swollen, water and blood on my knee. I had to have physical therapy for five months and trips to the dermatologist. My medical bills were almost $16,00.00It's been almost two years. I received an offer 7,000.00. Should I take the offer?

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  1. Bennett James Wills


    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . You should really consult with a personal injury lawyer to evaluate the offer. Don't accept or sign anything until you have had the chance for an attorney to review your case in person.

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  2. Brandy Ann Peeples


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    Answered . Retain an attorney.

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  3. Jeffrey Mark Adams

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    Answered . What is your lawyers opinion?

    Personal injury cases only; I'm good at it; you be the Judge! All information provided is for informational and... more
  4. Marc P. Weingarten

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    Answered . It sounds on the low side to me, but I only have the very sketchy facts from your note to Avvo. You need to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer, but you should do so soon as there may be a statue of limitations about to run in your case as the accident occurred almost two years ago. Statutes of limitations vary from state to state and can be as short as a year. I do not know what the limitation period is in Maryland, so get to a lawyer quickly.

  5. William A Simmons

    Contributor Level 5

    Answered . You need to see a lawyer to evaluate your case, settlement offer, and choices regarding litigation. You need to evaluate whether or not you can win. Most appointments in personal injury cases are free. See a lawyer immediately.

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  6. Mary Alice Herman

    Contributor Level 2

    Answered . You need to discuss this with an attorney, but this offer sounds very low.

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