NYC Burn Victim
A NYC Burn Injury Lawyer would agree that there are few injuries more painful and debilitating than a burn injury. The sad truth is, these types of injuries are fairly common. There are up to 2.4 million burn injuries yearly. It is estimated that up to 12 million of these injuries will be fatal. These injuries are extremely debilitating and life threatening. In order to recover, a victim is usually required to undergo extensive therapy and corrective surgeries to heal and get on with their life. If you are injured, and your injury was caused by negligence, speak with the legal team from Stephen Bilkis and Associates without delay. If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by the reckless or careless behavior of another, you deserve to be compensated.
Burns can occur from not only fire, but searing heat, chemicals, radiation and steam can cause serious burns as well. If a Burn Victim has a first-degree burn, the top layer of skin will be affected. With a second-degree burn, both the first and second layers of the dermis are affected. Third degree burns, which are the most serious, will affect all the layers. Third degree burns are the most serious, and can involve severe nerve damage, dangerous changes in body chemistry, and permanent disfigurement.
The most common burns are from:
- Exposure to caustic chemicals;
- Inhalation of dangerous chemicals;
- Home fires (particularly where there is no smoke detector);
- A Defective Product (faulty water heaters, furnaces or BBQs).
A Burn Victim can suffer from extensive nerve damage, and a dangerous disruption in body fluid balance, resulting is dehydration. Extreme fluxuations in core body temperature may be experienced as well. The nerve damage from a severe burn can also include a Spinal Injury, or a severe brain or Head Injury.
It is important to be aware that if you have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, and emotional and physical pain and suffering. The costs associated with a burn are extremely high and can entail many corrective surgeries (plastic surgery and skin grafts), rehabilitation, and even occupational therapy. It is imperative to have a NYC Burn Injury Lawyer working on your behalf to ensure your receive the compensation that you deserve.
Experiencing a serious burn is a life changing experience. It is important to seek the legal guidance of a NYC Injury Lawyer from our office to learn about your legal options and to ensure that your rights are looked after. When you contact our firm, we gather the important evidence of facts of your case, and ensure that vital evidence is preserved. Damages will be calculated and we will aggressively pursue action against the negligent parties. With your first appointment, we will provide you with a free consultation. We have office locations conveniently located throughout New York City, such as Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island. We also have locations in Westchester County, and in Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island. Call us today to make your appointment at 1=800-NY-NY-LAW.