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Value of a Burn Injury in New York

Burn injuries can have devastating consequences, causing excruciating pain, disfigurement, and emotional trauma. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury in New York due to someone else's negligence, understanding the value of your claim is essential. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates we understand the unique challenges faced by burn injury survivors and the long-term impact these injuries can have on their lives. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to providing compassionate support and tenacious advocacy to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. Our goal is to meticulously evaluate your case, gather compelling evidence, and leverage our negotiation skills or courtroom experience to pursue the compensation that will cover your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and future care needs. If you have suffered a burn injury in New York, contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer at our office for a free consultation. We are here to provide the legal support you need to move forward and rebuild your life with dignity.

Examples of Burn Injury Verdicts in New York

To illustrate the potential value of a burn injury claim in New York, the following examples serve as valuable references. However, each case is different.

Case: Weigl v. Quincy Specialties Company, 190 Misc. 2d 1 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2001)
Accident Type: Product liability
Verdict: $20,000,000
Case Summary: Plaintiff sustained serious burns as a result of a defective lab coat.

Case: Neissel v. Rensselaer Polytechnic, 54 A.D.3d 446 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)
Accident Type: Premises liability
Verdict: $4,500,000
Case Summary: Plaintiff burned in an above ground substation.

Types of Accidents that Lead to Burn Injuries in New York

Burn injuries can occur in various types of accidents, causing significant pain, long-term physical effects, and emotional trauma. In New York, several scenarios can lead to burn injuries, each requiring immediate medical attention and often entitling the injured party to seek compensation. Here are common accidents where burn injuries may occur:

Residential Fires: House or apartment fires, often caused by electrical malfunctions, cooking accidents, or faulty heating systems, can result in severe burn injuries. These accidents may be compensable if they occurred due to negligence, such as a defective product or inadequate fire safety measures.

Workplace Accidents: Certain occupations, like construction, manufacturing, or those involving chemicals, pose a higher risk of burn injuries. Accidents can occur from chemical spills, explosions, electrical incidents, or contact with hot surfaces. However, workers injured in workplace accidents may be limited to workers' compensation benefits and not eligible to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. If your burn injury was caused in a workplace incident, discuss the matter with an experienced New York personal injury lawyer.

Car Accidents: Collisions involving vehicles can lead to fires and subsequent burn injuries. Fuel leaks, engine malfunctions, or damaged electrical systems can increase the risk of burns. Negligent driving or vehicle defects may contribute to such accidents.

If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries in any of these accidents or other incidents caused by someone else's negligence, our dedicated personal injury attorneys in New York are here to help. We will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and legal options.

Factors in Determining the Value of a Burn Injury

Determining the value of a burn injury involves assessing various factors to ensure appropriate compensation. These factors include the severity and extent of the burn, medical expenses and treatment required, pain and suffering endured, impact on daily life, scarring and disfigurement, loss of income and earning capacity, and expert opinions.

Severe burns with extensive scarring or disabilities typically result in higher compensation. Medical expenses, including future treatments, are considered, as well as the physical and emotional pain endured. The impact on daily activities, psychological effects, and loss of income are evaluated. Expert opinions help assess the long-term consequences of the injury. By considering these factors, experienced legal representation can assist burn injury victims in pursuing fair compensation that covers medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and other damages caused by the burn injury.

Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury due to the negligence of another person, contact a skilled personal injury attorney serving New York at Stephen Bilkis & Associates. In over 20 years of experience, our attorneys and of counsel have secured over $1 billon in compensation for our clients. With dedicated legal representation, individuals with burn injuries in New York can receive the financial resources needed for their recovery, rehabilitation, and rebuilding their lives. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Staten Island, Suffolk County, and Westchester County.

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