According to the New Jersey Office of Injury Surveillance and Prevention (NJOISP), fire and burns are the sixth leading cause of injuries and death in New Jersey. Burn injuries are often catastrophic, leading to extensive emergency care and medical procedures. Victims may have thousands of dollars in medical debt and life-altering scars. They may also become disabled or unable to do the type of work they were doing prior to the accident.
Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. understands the pain and frustration of burn victims. We represent clients in all types of severe burn accidents. If you have injuries from a burn accident, then contact our law firm at (201) 585-9111 to get a free case review with a Clifton burn injuries lawyer. Let us go to work to defend your rights.
What Are Common Causes of Burn Accidents?
Burn accidents can happen quickly and without warning. Victims may experience severe first, second, or third-degree burns, followed by months of recovery and rehabilitation. Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. takes on a variety of burn accident cases such as:
- Contact with fire or flame.
- Inhalation burns.
- Thermal burns.
- Chemical burns.
- Scalding injuries.
- Electrical burns.
These types of burns can occur as a result of a car accident, workplace accident, or an accident on someone’s property. Regardless of how your burn injury occurred, you have the right to investigate the accident, determine who was at fault, and pursue recovery for your damages. Let our law firm help you get started with your case today.
For a free legal consultation with a burn injuries lawyer serving Clifton, call (201) 585-9111
How to Establish Liability in a Burn Injury Case
For you to win your burn injury case, you must be able to establish how the accident occurred and who is at fault. Our legal team looks at the evidence of the case to identify the liable party. We may obtain evidence such as:
Eyewitness testimony can be powerful in proving a burn injury case. We can speak with witnesses and gather statements that back up your claim. Eyewitnesses may provide verbal or written statements that verify who was at fault for the accident.
Photos or Videos of the Accident
Whether your accident occurred at work or on someone’s property, there may be video surveillance of the accident. Viewing video footage can give us a clearer picture of who caused your burn injury.
In cases that involve burn injuries, we may need to speak with expert witnesses about how the accident occurred. Industry experts can help us draw the connection between the accident and your injuries.
Medical records can confirm that your injuries are burn-related. They also help us assess how much your case is worth. Make sure you keep detailed records and medical documents that we can use in your case
The party responsible for your accident should be liable for paying your medical bills and other damages. Let our law firm go after the at-fault party and their insurance company to recover your damages. Call (201) 585-9111 and get a free case assessment from a Clifton burn injuries lawyer with Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C.
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Compensation for Your Burn Injuries
Burns are often one of the most expensive and traumatic injuries to treat. You may have to undergo extensive medical procedures to preserve your skin or tissue from the burn. As a result, you may incur extensive medical debt as well as other losses. We may be able to help you claim the following damages in your case:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Living adjustments
- Loss of consortium
If you have a loved one who passed away as a result of a burn injury, your family may qualify for compensation for funeral expenses, burial costs, lost household income, pre-death medical bills, or pain and suffering of the deceased. We can calculate your losses and fight for the maximum compensation based on the sum of your losses.
The Initial Settlement Offer from the Insurance Company
If you are unable to work and your debt is piling up, you may be tempted to take the insurance company’s first settlement offer. However, you are not required to contact the insurance company or accept the initial offer. Instead of settling for a low amount, contact our law firm and let us assess what your case is worth.
We can contact the insurance company on your behalf and negotiate a fair settlement that reflects your actual losses. If the insurance company offers a low settlement or rejects your claim, you have the option of taking your case to court. We can represent you and present a compelling argument before the judge.
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How Our Law Firm Can Help You with Your Case
If you have never filed a claim or lawsuit for a personal injury, then you may not know what options you have or how to navigate the legal system. Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. can help you with every aspect of your case.
Manage Your Entire Case
Recovery from a burn injury can take several months. Our legal team can handle your case while you recover from your injuries. We can work closely with you so that you stay informed about the progress of your case.
Provide Legal Guidance
One mistake can undermine your case and cause you to miss out on thousands of dollars in compensation. Our law firm can guide you throughout litigation to help you avoid costly mistakes.
Fight for a Fair Settlement
Insurance companies do not represent you. Therefore, you may not get the compensation you deserve. Our burn injury lawyers understand the legal system and how to work with insurers. Let us represent you and fight for a fair settlement from the insurance company.
Protect Your Rights in New Jersey
As the victim in a burn injury accident, you have the right to explore your legal options, hold the guilty parties accountable, and seek damages. With the right legal team on your side, you can ensure that your rights are never violated.
Contact a Clifton Burn Injuries Lawyer Today
According to NJ Rev Stat § 2A:14-2, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. That means you have two years from the time the injury occurred to file a claim. That may seem like a long time, but gathering the evidence you need while you recover from your injuries is time consuming.
If you are ready to move forward with your case, do not delay. Contact Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. to take advantage of our resources and staff. Let us handle the details while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Call us today (201) 585-9111 to get a free case review from a member of our team.