Serious injuries are serious business. Lives change in a second – and there is no turning back once that happens.

According to the American Burn Association, approximately 500,000 people in the United States require treatment for burns every year, while about 4,000 die every year. There is little doubt that with a 94 percent survival rate, a burn injury is one of the most painful injuries a person can live through.

Burns are injuries to skin tissue caused by heat, electricity, radiation or chemicals. They commonly result from heat exposure, including steam, fire, tar, or hot liquids. In some cases, severe surface burns may penetrate past the skin to deeper body structures, such as fat, muscle or bone.

Burns that affect only the superficial skin are known as superficial or first-degree burns. When damage penetrates into the underlying layers, it is a partial-thickness or second-degree burn. In a full-thickness or third-degree burn, the injury extends to all layers of the skin. A fourth-degree burn additionally involves injury to deeper tissues, including muscle or bone.

Causes of serious burns result from, but are not limited to:

  • Chemicals
  • Electrical accidents
  • Building, structural or household fires
  • Gas explosions or spills
  • Defective products
  • Flammable clothing
  • Flammable or scalding liquids
  • Motor vehicles
  • Radiation
  • Smoke/heat inhalation

If you are a burn injury victim and you suspect you have a claim against a party for their negligence, dangerous premises or failure to implement preventative measures, the personal injury law offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi can help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.

Because we understand that catastrophic injuries take a huge toll on the body, mind and spirit, we will hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries, medical expenses and pain and suffering. We will help you look to the future and fight for justice.

Our offices are conveniently located in Fort Lee, New Jersey and New York City.