Burn Injury Lawyer Bronx

Burn injuries, whether caused by flames, explosions, fireworks, electricity, chemicals, scalding water or gases, or contact with a hot surface, are among the most painful and disfiguring of all injury types. The Domina Law Bronx burn injury lawyers are able to help you successfully recover the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.  A burn injury can occur on the job, in a motor vehicle accident or airline crash, or on premises where dangerous conditions have been allowed to exist. They may also be the result of using a defective product that explodes, catches on fire, or causes an electrical burn. In many cases, the injuries could be prevented if it weren’t for some other individual or company’s carelessness of negligence. When this is the case, you are entitled to claim compensation for your damages from the party whose negligence or wrongful act caused your injuries.

Burn Treatment

A burn that covers a large area of the body is a catastrophic and potentially fatal injury. Burns require specialized treatment, which is often done in hospital burn centers where staff members have been specifically trained to care for burn patients. Today, burn treatment has advanced to the point where it is possible to survive a burn covering up to 90 percent of the body, although there will be permanent impairments.

Burns can cause a reduction in blood flow to the affected area, potentially resulting in serious and sometimes fatal complications, including:

  • Infection
  • Shock
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Organ failure
  • Respiratory problems
  • Gangrene
  • Sepsis

Long Term Consequences from Burn Injuries

Even with the best treatment, serious burns leave scars and skin contractures. These disfigurements can be emotionally traumatizing, especially when they occur on the face or any area of the body not usually covered by clothing. Burn scars on any part of the body may make the victim self conscious and reluctant to engage in activities such as swimming, or intimate relationships that would reveal the disfigurement.

Aside from the pain and damage to your appearance, serious burns may cause permanent disability, preventing you from returning to work, performing life’s daily activities, engaging with others socially, caring for yourself and your family, and even resulting in a wrongful death.

The Numbers

Burn injuries affect more people than most of us realize, causing of physical suffering, emotional distress and lost productivity. These are some statistics:

  • Every year, approximately 450,000 Americans receive medical treatment for burn injuries.
  • Ten percent of all burn patients are admitted to a hospital for inpatient treatment.
  • Around 3,800 die from burn injuries in the United States every year, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Infection is the cause of death in nearly three out of four of those who have succumbed to extensive burn injuries.

Cost of Treating Burn Injuries

If you have survived a moderate to severe burn injury over a large area of your body, you are probably facing years of expensive and painful treatment, including skin grafts, surgeries, and physical, occupational, and psychological therapy. The cost of even minimally aggressive treatment of moderate burns typically exceeds $200,000. The cost of treating burns classified as severe but without complications averages more than $1.5 million, while treating severe burns in which complications develop can run over $10 million. If you are one of the many that have fallen victim to such a debilitating burn accident you need a Bronx burn injury lawyer on your side.

The Importance of Having a Personal Injury Attorney Advocating for You

Because the costs of treatment are so high and the potential consequences of burns are so severe, your future hinges on your receiving sufficient compensation to provide you with medical costs and living expenses when you are not able to work.

But money to cover the economic costs of a burn injury doesn’t even begin to compensate you for all that you’ve lost. Burns wreak havoc on your quality of life. You deserve to be compensated for your physical and emotional pain and suffering and the loss of your ability to enjoy the activities and relationships that once made your life worth living.

The way to recover adequate compensation for all of these damages is to hire an experienced Bronx burn injury attorney who has years of experience with catastrophic injury cases to advocate for you. They are able identify all parties who may be found liable, document your injuries and expenses, and prove your economic and non-economic damages. Your Bronx burn injury lawyers have a team of experts on call to assist in investigating the causes of the accident, and provide expert testimony to support your case.  Some of the most common causes of burn injuries are:

If you or someone in your family suffered a serious burn injury caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, a company, or a government entity in the Bronx or anywhere in the greater New York area, you can get the experienced legal representation that you need to achieve the best outcome for your future at the law offices of Bronx burn injury attorney Dino J. Domina. At Domina Law, we have the commitment, resources, and courtroom acumen to fight for a monetary recovery that will allow you to receive proper treatment and be able to care for your family after a serious burn injury.

Free Consultation with Bronx Burn Injury Lawyer at Domina Law

Contact the Bronx law offices of Dino Domina today to schedule a free appointment to speak with a burn injury attorney about your right to compensation for all that you’ve lost.