If you or a loved one suffered severe burns in an accident because of another party’s negligence, a Hoboken burn injuries lawyer may be able to recover financial compensation on your behalf. Burns can cause terrible suffering and disfigurement. The physical and psychological scars from a severe burn injury are often life-changing.
At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., we help burn injury victims pursue compensation for the damages that occurred at the hands of a negligent party.
A Burn Injury Claim May Enable You to Recover Damages
The pain and suffering that comes with a serious burn is often just the beginning of the damage these injuries can inflict. As a result of your burn accident, you may have to face bills for emergency room treatment, hospitalization, skin grafts, prescription medication, wound care, and ongoing medical treatment. The costs of these medical needs can quickly add up to staggering sums.
Your injuries may have also left you unable to work and earn an income. A Hoboken burn injuries lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to help you obtain compensation for the economic and non-economic damages from your burn injury. Our team handles burn accidents involving factors such as:
- Fires and explosions.
- Hazardous chemicals.
- Scalding water.
- High-voltage electrical currents.
- Workplace accidents.
- Construction site accidents.
- Car accidents.
- Defective products.
- Restaurant, bar, and nightclub accidents.
Elements of a Successful Burn Injury Claim
Although personal injury claims vary from case to case, four main components are typically necessary to recover compensation. The first is establishing a legal duty of care. In certain situations, individuals and organizations have a legal duty of care toward the safety of others. This means that they must exercise a reasonable degree of caution to prevent foreseeable injuries. For example:
- An apartment landlord has a duty to ensure his properties have adequate fire escapes and are free of unreasonable fire hazards.
- An employer has a duty to properly store hazardous chemicals and otherwise maintain a reasonably safe work environment.
- A product manufacturer has a duty to ensure that its products do not present an unreasonable risk of fire.
- Motorists have a duty to follow traffic laws and drive with regard for the safety of others.
Breach of Duty of Care
The second component that you and your attorney must establish in an injury claim is the defendant’s failure to exercise reasonable care. If the defendant acted in a way that was negligent, reckless, careless, or intentionally harmful, they may have breached their duty of care.
Once you establish the breach, you can present evidence that proves the relationship between your injuries and the defendant’s negligent behavior. This is the third component—causation. In some injury claims, the injured person and the defendant share fault for the injury-causing accident.
It is important to note that you may still be eligible for compensation even if you somehow contributed to your injuries. New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) §2a:15-5.1 allows an injured party to pursue compensation as long as their own degree of fault is less than that of the defendant. If you are found to be partially at fault for your injuries, the compensation you may receive gets reduced by your percentage of fault.
The last component for a successful personal injury claim is to demonstrate the value of your injuries and financial losses. Damages in a burn injury claim may include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income from missed work, reduced earning capacity, and more.
How a Hoboken Burn Injuries Lawyer Can Help
A personal injury claim may help you recover financial relief and hold the responsible party accountable for their negligent behavior. However, proving the required elements in a personal injury claim is often an uphill battle.
A Hoboken Burn Injuries Lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. can thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident and determine the liable party or parties. Our team may gather police reports, accident forms, maintenance records, medical records, photographs, and video footage, and other evidence needed to support your injury claim.
We may also utilize testimony from medical professionals, accident reconstructionists, or other expert witnesses to determine the cause of your burn injuries and confirm the extent of your damages. Whatever it takes, our team will fight on your behalf and pursue the compensation you deserve if you retain our services.
Call our office at (201) 585-9111 today and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more.
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Types of Damages Available in a Burn Injury Claim
Money can never truly compensate someone for the lifelong pain a burn injury can cause. However, compensation from a personal injury claim may help alleviate the financial strain that comes with these injuries. You may be eligible to seek compensation for your:
- Emergency room treatment, hospitalization, surgery, skin grafts, wound care, and other medical treatment
- Ongoing medical needs, including rehabilitative care and mental health counseling
- Lost wages and lost work benefits
- Reduced earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. Today
A severe burn injury can cause agonizing pain and devastating financial harm. If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury because of someone’s irresponsible actions, you may have a valid personal injury claim.
A Hoboken burn injuries lawyer from our firm may be able to secure financial compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and more. Let us fight on your behalf so that you can heal. Our team offers free consultations and takes cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you only pay a fee if we obtain compensation for you.