Many burn injury victims claim that burns cause more pain than any other type of injury. Burn injuries have high complication rates and, in many cases, cause lifelong scarring and disfigurement. As a result, burn injuries can change every aspect of an injured individual’s life.
If another party’s negligence caused your burn injuries, working with an experienced burn injury lawyer can help. A burn injury lawyer cannot roll back the clock on your injuries, but an attorney can help you better understand your legal rights after your accident, including your potential right to compensation. If you suffered severe burns due to the negligence of another party, contact Console & Associates, P.C., today for a free consultation and to discuss the details of your accident.
Typically, when you imagine burn injuries, you may think of heat burns, including burns that result from hot water, open flame, or touching something too hot for a prolonged time. Heat burns can occur due to explosions, improperly maintained water heaters, and even grease fires in kitchens.
Other types of burns, however, can cause equal devastation.
Most often, doctors grade burns based on their severity. Doctors have established a scale for determining the depth of burn damage and the extent of its impact.
If you suffered an accident in New Jersey that involved severe burns, you likely want to recover compensation as soon as possible. Burn victims often have substantial medical bills from their injuries. The high risk of infection associated with burns, especially those over a large portion of the body, may require burn victims to spend a long time in a special burn unit in the hospital.
Burn units get sealed to help keep out bacteria and germs, creating a more sterile environment with a lower risk of complications for burn victims. Despite these careful treatments, however, burn victims can experience substantial complications that may further increase their medical bills.
Contact a personal injury attorney in New Jersey to determine whether you may pursue compensation for your New Jersey burn accident.
Who caused your New Jersey burn accident? Sometimes, you can clearly identify the party that caused your accident and your injuries. For example, if your landlord installed a water heater that warmed the water in your apartment to an unsafe temperature, you may know that your landlord caused your burn injuries. You may need an attorney to investigate your claim and confirm the circumstances that led to your accident.
Your attorney will consider:
In some cases, multiple parties may share liability for your accident. An attorney can go over the conditions that led to your accident, evaluate what may have caused it, and identify all parties who may have contributed to your injuries. The liable party might include a driver who struck a pedestrian, causing friction burns; a construction company or electrician that failed to properly cover wiring; or a hotel that ignored potential fire hazards and put together wiring improperly, leading to a severe accident. An attorney can evaluate your specific accident and help determine all parties who may have contributed to it.
An attorney can give you a solid assessment of how much compensation you may expect for your burns but cannot provide you with any guarantees about the funds that you will ultimately receive.
In most cases, burn victims seek compensation for:
Our New Jersey burn injury lawyers can help you fully understand your legal rights and, if needed, fight for you. You may need to negotiate with the insurance company that covers the liable party or, in some cases, take your claim to court. Having an experienced attorney on your side can help alleviate stress, ensure that you have a clear, coherent claim put together, and prevent you from mistakenly accepting a settlement offer that fails to consider your full right to compensation.
If you suffered severe burns in an accident in New Jersey, an experienced attorney can give you a better idea of your legal rights to pursue compensation for your injuries. Contact Console & Associates, P.C., today at (862) 229-1137 to learn more.
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