Burn injuries be extremely painful and lead to years of recovery, healing, rehabilitation, and potentially permanent disfigurement. Often, burn injuries occur due to the negligence of another party.
If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury due to negligence, contact the New York City personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP today for a free consultation. Our New York City burn injury attorneys can help you get maximum compensation.
The liable person or entity will be the one most responsible for causing your burn injury. It may take an investigation to identify the most likely party. Liability refers to someone’s legal accountability for the accident and injuries. The liable party will have to pay for the victim’s damages during a personal injury claim. Some burn injury claims may involve more than one party that shares fault.
A case involving multiple defendants could result in joint and several liabilities, or each defendant individually responsible for paying full damages. The cause of the burn injury will determine who may be liable. Proving liability takes establishing the defendant’s duty of care, breach of duty, and connection to causing the accident in question. A New York City burn accident attorney can help a burn injury victim identify the liable party and take the right person or company to court in pursuit of fair compensation.
Compensation awards in burn injury claims serve to reimburse a victim for all accident-related expenses. What these depend on the nature of the accident and the severity of the burn. An attorney can help a victim claim the correct types and amounts of damages in the initial insurance claim. This can improve the odds of a successful settlement without needing to go to court. Although all cases are unique, the types of damages that may be available to claimants in New York remain the same according to state law.
The amount of your total settlement or jury verdict depends on numerous factors. The severity of your burn injury, how it will impact the rest of your life, whether you lost a loved one in the accident, how your burns occurred, who is liable, and the negotiation skill of your attorney could all affect your final compensation amount. Our past case results include six- and seven-figure outcomes for our personal injury clients. Learn the specific figure your claim could be worth during a free consultation with one of our NYC burn injury attorneys.
The steps you take after suffering a thermal, chemical, electrical, or radiation burn can determine your prognosis for recovery as a victim. Seeking emergency medical care is critical to preventing infections and facilitating proper healing. While you wait for emergency personnel to arrive, you can take steps on your own to control pain and protect your rights, should your burn injury lead to a personal injury lawsuit.
If a negligent person made you suffer a severe burn injury that cost you money in medical bills and lost wages, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. Contact a New York City attorney after sustaining a burn injury in New York and taking the above-mentioned steps. You could find out whether your case has merit during a free consultation with a personal injury attorney near you. If you have the elements of a lawsuit, a lawyer may help you obtain financial compensation from the liable party or parties.
Fire is far from the only cause of such injuries. Burns can result from exposure to:
Your skin is composed of two layers: the visible outer layer, known as the epidermis, and a layer underneath the epidermis known as the dermis. The seriousness of a burn injury is a reflection of how deeply the skin has been damaged.
In rare cases, people can also experience a “fourth-degree” burn. In this case, the damage caused is sufficient to affect muscle and even bone. Burns of this sort require highly specialized treatment and involve extended recovery time – treatments may be needed for years, or even a lifetime.
If you recently sustained a burn injury, you may be eligible for compensation. Speak to our NYC burn injury lawyers to find out how we can help.
Although burn injuries can seemingly occur in every circumstance, there may be certain industries and occupations where the risk of a burn is higher.
Certain occupations, such as construction, involve heightened risks – especially if negligence is a cause. Anyone could encounter faulty or poorly maintained equipment that overheats or catches fire. Careless actions by any individual in the possession of material or equipment that can cause burns can cause lasting harm, whether it’s a matter of fireworks, acid or welding equipment.
If you sustained a burn while working on a job, contact an NYC construction accident attorney for help.
According to data from the National Fire Prevention Association, roughly 14,670 people were injured in fires during 2017. The majority of these injuries took place in one- and two-family homes.
If you are the victim of a burn injury due to negligence, contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP for a free consultation today. The recovery time for burn injuries can be extensive, and more serious burns will need even more time and may require additional interventions such as skin grafts. This can profoundly affect the quality of your life in the long term. In cases like this, a skilled, experienced burn injury lawyer in New York City can help you negotiate for the maximum possible recovery – taking a case to trial if necessary to secure compensation.
Contact us today – we operate on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to pay any fees until we win your case.