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Hundreds of thousands of burn injuries occur each year, resulting in over 40,000 hospitalizations and over 3,000 deaths annually. Burn injuries are unique in that they can take long periods of time to heal, are often excruciatingly painful and commonly result in disfigurement or scars that victims may carry for the rest of their lives. When children are the victims of burn injuries, the results can be even more devastating, as hundreds of children perish each year because of burn injuries.
If you or a loved one have suffered a burn injury as the result of a car accident, defective product, construction accident, workplace incident, or under other circumstances, our experienced burn injury lawyers at Birkhold & Maider, LLC are here evaluate your accident and counsel you on the best course of action going forward. Our lawyers have the dedication and drive, along with the substantial legal knowledge, necessary to effectively help clients obtain fair compensation for burn injuries that were caused by someone else’s negligence. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, we may consult with forensic experts, engineers or other specialists to determine the exact cause of your accident—whether that involves analyzing whether a defective product caused a fire in your home or whether a violation of safety standards in the workplace caused your burn injury.
Before facing off against the New Jersey legal system, retain the experienced Essex County burn injury lawyers at Birkhold & Maider, LLC to advocate on your behalf. For a free initial consultation, call or contact us today to see how we can help.
Burn injuries are classified by degree, with first-degree burns representing the most minor burns (which usually heal on their own) and fourth-degree burns representing the most severe burn injuries, which often cause nerve damage and reach the muscles, bones and even internal organs. Most third and fourth-degree burn injuries will require extensive and lengthy treatment. Some common types of incidents that have the potential to result in severe burns include:
Victims of burn injuries that occurred while on the job may also be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits in addition to potentially pursuing a claim for compensation against a non-employer whose negligence caused the accident. Our talented injury lawyers also regularly provide legal counsel and representation for clients pursuing their right to workers’ compensation in Essex County, Passaic County, Bergen County and elsewhere in New Jersey.
When you choose to retain our Nutley, NJ-based firm, our experienced burn injury lawyers will thoroughly review the facts of your case and conduct an independent investigation into your fire or accident, looking to police accident reports, fire department investigation results, work accident reports, and medical records, among other sources, to determine the cause of your burn. We will work tirelessly to identify all potential sources and avenues to pursue your right to recover damages resulting from your burn injuries, consulting with qualified fire and burn injury experts, such as forensic specialists, to ensure all negligent parties are held financially accountable.
We pride ourselves on advocating fiercely for clients who have been subjected to the pain and suffering of a burn injury because of someone else’s negligence, and we will stand by your side throughout the entire personal injury recovery process to hold that person accountable.
Our seasoned burn injury lawyers at Birkhold & Maider, LLC provide varied and effective legal representation that is individually tailored to each client’s unique needs and circumstances. Our lawyers work closely with you to create legal plans that keep your needs and comfort level at the forefront throughout the entire process. Whether the outcome is a settlement or a trial decision, we will provide comprehensive counsel so that you can fully understand the potential impact of every decision made as we progress through the recovery process. To learn more about our firm and to schedule a free initial case evaluation, call or contact our office today.
We know that trials can be intimidating, lengthy and expensive—so we do everything we can to reach a fair settlement without trial. Most of our personal injury cases never reach trial because we have the negotiation skills necessary to reach a full and fair settlement award with the defendant and insurance companies before trial begins. Despite this, if your case does proceed to trial, our experienced lawyers handle every aspect of that trial, including providing precise information so that you can understand how the trial may proceed and the role that your testimony may play. We use our substantial experience advocating for clients through trial to fight to ensure the process proceeds effectively and as efficiently as possible to minimize or avoid the trauma and stress of the trial process.
Two basic types of compensation are available in New Jersey burn injury cases—economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are designed to compensate for any expenses associated with treating your burn injury—including compensation for time spent away from work, loss of your ability to earn a living, current medical costs, emergency room costs, the expense of reconstructive surgeries, in-home care, and even physical therapy. Property damages not covered by your own insurance may also be recovered from the negligent party or insurance company. Non-economic damages, which may be especially important in burn injury cases, provide compensation for your pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement and the emotional anguish caused by the injury. Where the defendant’s actions were intentional—such as in a case involving arson—you may also be entitled to punitive damages that are solely designed to punish the defendant.
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