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New York Burn Accident Attorneys

bur injuriesA severe burn is one of the most painful injuries you can endure and it affects not only the injured but also the entire family. Burn victims not only have to deal with the pain, suffering and immense physical discomfort of their disfiguring injuries, but they also have to deal with the psychological and emotional scars associated with a burn accident. Moreover, burn victims and their loved ones can incur burdensome medical expenses that can persist for many years. This results in significant stress for burn victims and their family members.

The New York burn accident attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are experts at fire cause and origin analysis and related evidentiary issues. We have the knowledge, resource, and compassion to help make sure that your legal rights are properly protected and help you obtain the fair compensation that you deserve.

Fire Injury Lawsuits: The Different Claims

Fire accidents can happen in a variety of different ways and in a lot of different situations. Our legal team consults with qualified experts who are instrumental in helping us successfully handle these claims. We have the aggressive skills and resources to help our burn injury victims in many situations, including:

  • Truck accidents and tanker explosions
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Electrical cord fires
  • Defective products
  • Locked fire exits
  • Apartment building fires
  • Scalding water and pipes
  • Electrical accidents
  • Recreational fires (hotels, restaurants, retail outlet, nightclub)
  • Fires started at places of employment

The New York burn accident attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive compensation for any burn injury that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of other parties. We will fight to recover compensation for:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional and mental trauma
  • Loss of consortium
  • Any other expenses you may have incurred as a result of the burn accident

In certain cases, you may also be entitled to punitive damages – if the courts view the negligent action surrounding your case with particular disdain. Punitive damages are designed to “punish” the liable party for their incredibly reckless actions. The courts have complete discretion in awarding punitive damages. Nevertheless, punitive damages are generally difficult to assess and are rarely applied to cases.

Common Injuries Suffered By Burn Victims

Burn injury victims can suffer a variety of different complications following a New York burn accident. Common complications burn victims suffer include:

  • Smoke inhalation and asphyxiation
  • Physical and emotional trauma
  • Constant pain
  • Disfigurement
  • Organ damage
  • Body chemistry damage
  • Sensitivity to temperature change

The source of the burn, its location, degree of burn, the victim’s medical history, and the age of the victim are all factors to consider when someone has been burned. Some burn injuries can also threaten the victim’s:

  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system

Dealing with the pain of their injuries is not the only thing burn victims have to deal with. The costs of long-term care and unemployment resulting from burn accident injuries can also be painful. The bottom line is that when you have suffered a burn injury accident, you need to hire the best legal representation to help hold the responsible parties legally accountable.

The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. has more than three decades of experience helping injured people obtain the financial resources they need after a burn accident. We are ready to fight for you and your loved ones.

How We Handle New York & New Jersey Burn Injury Claims

In order to obtain compensation for your burn injuries, we will first need to determine whether you have a valid claim for damages under the law. In handling your case, our legal team may:

  • Gather and secure all relevant evidence, including reports from the fire department, police records, and photographs taken of the scene of the accident
  • Review all of your medical records as prepared by your team of treating physicians
  • Enlist the help of medical experts to evaluate the extent of your injuries and the costs associated with any necessary future medical procedures or rehabilitation services
  • Retain safety inspectors, electricians, or accident investigators to help establish the cause or causes of the accident and determine who may be held accountable for the severe burn injuries that you have suffered

Advocating for New York and New Jersey Victims Suffering Burn Injuries

At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., our legal team has more than 30 years of experience in successfully handling burn accident claims in both New York and New Jersey. Our attorneys understand the complex nature of burn accident claims, which often involve multiple parties. We have the knowledge and financial resources to aggressively pursue your case and help you obtain the outcome that you deserve.

Although we settle many of our cases out of court, we prepare for them as if a full trial is necessary. No matter what your burn accident claim involves, our legal team will aggressively represent your rights and interests throughout its entirety.

Call Us Today

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a burn accident that was caused by the negligence or reckless actions of another party in New York or New Jersey, you need a knowledgeable and experienced New York burn accident attorney on your side. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have been winning cases involving people just like you for years.

For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with one of the attorneys, please call us at 1-800-529-9997 or fill out a New York Personal Injury Case Consultation Form.

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