Burn injuries can range from minor to severe, and they can happen anywhere. Burn injuries can be painful and take a long time, even years to heal. Often they can leave disfiguring scars for a lifetime. The consequences of a burn injury can be life-changing to a person. The injuries sometimes require skin grafts or surgical treatments to improve one’s appearance. A person suffering from a burn injury may experience depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other challenges. When you experience a burn injury due to the carelessness or negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a New Jersey Burn Injury Attorney with offices in Howell, Oakhurst, and Toms River who will help you obtain compensation for your losses.
Reasons for Fire Accidents and Injuries
There are several reasons for catastrophic burn injury, which may include:
- A property owner not installing a smoke detector
- Faulty electrical work by an electrician
- Selling or installing defective products/devices in a home or workplace
- Faulty electrical equipment or devices created by manufacturers
- Blocking or making safety exits hard to find or see
- Defective automobile parts or products
Whatever the reason for a fire or burn injury, a New Jersey personal injury lawyer will thoroughly examine the evidence to find the person responsible for your pain and suffering. Often there may be multiple parties involved in your injury.
Negligence and Burn Injuries
At the core of most burn injury cases is an element of negligence. Negligence occurs when a person acts recklessly and causes harm or injury to another person. If it can be proved that negligence played a role in an accident causing a personal injury to another person, a negligent person can be held legally responsible for the injury.
A New Jersey personal injury lawyer serving Howell, Oakhurst, and Toms River will look for the signs of negligence in your case and make those responsible for your injuries compensate you fairly.
Damages Awarded for Burn Injuries
Damages awarded to a person suffering from burn injuries depend on the cause of the accident and the severity of the burns:
- First Degree Burn (mild or moderate)
- Second Degree Burn (moderate to severe)
- Third Degree (extremely severe)
An injured person can be compensated for lost wages, medical treatment and services, rehabilitation and physical therapy, reconstructive surgery, permanent disfigurement or disability, loss of property, and pain and suffering.
Get Legal Help from Personal Injury Lawyers Serving All of New Jersey
A burn injury is one of the most painful injuries a person can ever endure. Recovering from a burn injury is often a long and devastating process. In extreme cases, recovery may never fully happen and a person is left with a permanent scar or disability. When you or a loved one has sustained a burn injury, you need to reach out to a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer at Schibell Law who can help you cope with this challenging time by providing you with compassion and legal strategies to obtain fair and full compensation for your losses. You and your family are entitled to it and deserve it, too. Schibell Law has law offices in Howell, Oakhurst, and Toms River. Call 732-774-1000 for more information or to set up a free case evaluation.