New York City Burn Victim
A New York City Burn Injury Lawyer would agree that suffering a burn is a very serious injury. Statistics show that there are 2.4 million burn injuries every year. 8,000 to 12,000 and will die from their injuries, and over 1 million will suffer permanent disability because of their injuries. These victims likely to experience high medical costs, rehabilitation, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering. It is important to consult with a New York City Burn Injury Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates for advice and guidance. If your injury was due to the negligence of another party, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses. This compensation can include monetary reimbursement for expenses related to your injury, such as medical expenses, missed time from work, and pain and suffering.
Burns can occur in many different ways. Not only flame but steam, intense heat, radiation and chemicals can cause a serious burn. When a victim is diagnosed with a first-degree burn, the first layer of skin is damaged. When both the first and the second layer of skin are affected, it is categorized as a second-degree burn. A victim with a third degree burn will suffer burns and severe damage to all layers of the skin. A third degree burn can cause severe permanent scarring, nerve damage, affect body chemistry and can be fatal.
Common causes of burns are:
- Fires in a home not equipped with a smoke detector;
- Inhalation of caustic chemicals;
- Exposure to industrial chemicals;
- A Defective Product, such as a hot water heater, BBQ or furnace.
A Burn Victim may experience severe nerve damage, which causes a severe disruption in the body’s fluid balance. Dehydration is usually a problem. The Burn Victim may have a difficult time regulating body temperature as well. This serious nerve damage can include a serious Head Injury or in some cases a Spinal Injury. Permanent disfigurement can often lead to emotional problems.
Our legal team will tell you that if you have suffered a burn injury due to an accident that was caused by the careless behavior of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. A victim will likely experience exorbitant medical fees, painful rehabilitation and possibly occupational therapy. Treatments are expensive and can involve plastic surgery, skin replacement and skin grafts.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, it is important to take prompt action and speak to our legal team right away. In personal injury cases there are time limits on when you can file a claim, known as the statute of limitations. If these deadlines are not met, you can lose your right to file a claim. Call us today to find out more information.
Suffering a severe burn is a life changing experience that can cause intense emotional and physical suffering. It is important to secure the legal guidance of a qualified attorney from our office for legal guidance. Your lawyer will set to work gathering important evidence, calculating damages, and ensuring that your rights are protected. Contact us for legal advice, and a completely free consultation. If you are a Burn Victim and have been in a serious Auto Accident, or have been involved in a Construction Accident, or motorcycle accident, call us today at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices throughout New York City, including Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx and Brooklyn. On Long Island, we have office locations in Nassau County as well as Suffolk County. We also have locations in Westchester County. Call today to receive your free case analysis.