BURN INJURIES2018-08-14T17:22:55+00:00

NEW YORK CITY BURN INJURIES ATTORNEY

NEW YORK CITY BURN INJURIES ATTORNEY

Burns can be caused by negligence in many different ways.  Here are some examples:

Treatment for burns has improved greatly in recent years.  There are many ways that pain can be reduced and cosmetic results can be improved, but these treatments are very expensive.  If you are a victim of a burn injury that was caused by negligence you need an attorney to help get your medical bills paid to collect the maximum compensation possible for your pain and suffering.   The best way to do this is with the help of an experienced New York City burn injuries attorney.

Burns in Traffic Accidents

With any heavy collision between Motor Vehicles, the possibility of a fire or explosion exists.  If you are able, you should get out of the vehicle as soon as possible after an accident. Fires and explosions can cause severe burns which could require reconstructive surgery, skin grafts or even cause death.  An experienced New York City burn injuries attorney will know how to make a case for compensation.

Burns in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders have little no protection from burns caused by gasoline spills.  They can also sustain burns from coming into contact with motorcycle parts that are very hot after an impact.  Sometimes a mechanical defect causes motorcycle parts to overheat causing burns.

Other Types of Burn Accidents

Burns can be caused by Defective, Malfunctioning or Misused:

  • Room Heaters
  • Outlets
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Tanning Beds
  • Cosmetic Treatments
  • Hair Coloring

Types of Burns

  • Thermal burns – caused by contact with fire, steam, hot liquids, or other sources of extreme heat
  • Light burns – caused by  sunlight or ultraviolet light
  • Chemical burns – caused by an acid, alkali, or chemical explosion
  • Radiation burns – caused by contact with nuclear radiation

Degrees of Burns

  • First-Degree Burns – These are minor burns where only the outer layer of skin is impacted.  They can be painful, but usually heal completely in a few days. Sunburn, without blistering, is a first degree burn.
  • Second Degree Burns – There are two types of second degree burns.
    • Partial thickness burns usually look red and may have blisters.  There is damage to both the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and most of the dermis underneath.  Healing usually takes a couple of weeks.
    • Full thickness burns may be white or red and look dry.  There could be a loss of sensation in the affected area.  This type of burn may require a skin graft.
  • Third Degree Burns – This is a very serious type of burn because every layer of the skin is impacted.  They can be black or white, and can look “leathery.” The nerves of the skin are so badly damaged that there may be no sensation at the site of the burn.  Skin grafts will be required and there will be severe scarring.
  • Fourth Degree Burns – These are burns that destroy not just skin, but the muscles and bone underneath.  These burns are often fatal, and survivors need to undergo substantial skin grafting and other life-saving treatments.
  • Fifth and Sixth Degree Burns — These burns cause massive destruction to skin, muscle, ligaments, tendons and bones.  They are almost always fatal.

If you have suffered a burn due to somebody else’s negligence, you need an experienced Personal Injury Attorney to fight for your rights.  At Wittenstein & Wittenstein, we’ve been helped burn injury victims for more than 60 years. If you live in New York City (Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island) or in Nassau County, Long Island, please call us for a FREE CONSULTATION at 718-261-8114.  The grandchildren of our clients come to us because they know we will take great care of them, and we’ll take great care of you, too. We’ll make sure your medical bills are paid, your lost earnings are collected, your out of pocket expenses are reimbursed and will get you the maximum amount of compensation for your pain and suffering.  Give us a call. You’ll be glad you did.

NEW YORK CITY BURN INJURIES ATTORNEY

FREE CONSULTATION
NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN

Can I Sue For Sexual Abuse When I Was A Child?

The answer is yes. The Child Victims Act, passed in 2019, changed the law so that victims of sexual abuse, that are under the age of 55, can sue persons and organizations for child sexual abuse, no matter how long ago it occurred. For example, you could sue a coach that mistreated you at your elementary school in 1970 or a pediatrician that fondled you in 1975. Since the law was enacted, many victims have collected compensation for the abuse they suffered. It’s difficult for victims to tell their story, so the patient kind ear of a woman child injury attorney makes it easier to come forward with your story. Claims must be filed by [...]

What’s Changed For Car Accidents As NYC Reopens?

New York City finally entered Phase I of reopening this Monday, June 8th. This smart reopening is only happening because we’re continuing to see a downward trend in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths. At the peak of the crisis there were few cars on the road, but traffic is expected to pick up after the re-opening, increasing the likelihood of accidents. People injured in car accidents were sent home during the lockdown for fear of stressing hospitals and spreading the disease. There are still precautions in place, but new options are becoming available for car accident victims. It’s hard to keep up on all these changes, that’s why it’s a good idea to call a [...]

What Is Negligence?

You’ve probably heard people say that you can sue for negligence when you’ve been injured, but you might not know exactly what the word means. The definition of negligence is simply “failing to use proper care.” This can mean something very different depending on what the activity is, and whether training or a license is required. Just because you were hurt, doesn’t mean that you will be successful suing the responsible parties. That’s why it’s important to speak to a negligence lawyer in Queens to find out if what happened to you is something that justifies a lawsuit. Elements of a Negligence Claim                                                                                                                  1 Duty of Care                    [...]

When To Call Any Attorney During The Pandemic

Most personal injury lawyers in NYC offer free consultations. The best Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan and Brooklyn personal injury attorneys can set up a Zoom conference so that you can discuss your case from the safety of your home. So, if you’re wondering if you have a viable claim for negligence, recklessness or rights violations, there’s no reason not to speak to an attorney for information and advice. In addition to personal injury claims like injuries from car accidents, slip and falls and dog bites, there are also claims that may arise from the virus itself. Personal Injury Lawyers in NYC Are Seeing Many Cases Of Nursing Home Neglect Long term care facilities have [...]

Don’t Let Covid Stop You From Getting Legal Help

With most businesses closed and the recommendations to “stay at home” to save lives, people are being very selective about taking risks that might expose them to the virus. It’s easier for some people to shelter at home than others. Essential workers are getting on the subways and busses every day to bring people healthcare, food and medicine, putting themselves at risk to help their community. People continue to be injured due to the negligence and recklessness of others and our rights remain the same. Don’t let Covid stop you for getting legal help. A High Tech Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorney Knows What To Do   At Wittenstein & [...]

Covid Workers Rights Attorney

Covid has turned the City upside down, but we’re trying to make the best of it. Doctors, nurses and EMTs are risking their lives to provide care, while other essential workers are backing them up. Non-essential employees are working from home or wondering if and when their jobs will resume. Safety is a major concern for all. Many people have been asking me what to do if they’re being pushed by their employers to work under conditions that pose an unreasonable risk to their health. Here’s the scoop from an experienced Covid workers rights attorney on what to do if you don’t feel safe at work. How A Covid Workers Rights Attorney Can Help The Occupational [...]

Have New York’s Nursing Homes Failed Our Seniors?

Nursing homes have a responsibility to provide proper care to their residents. This includes a non-delegable duty to keep them safe from known pathogens. On February 29, 2020, a resident died of Covid 19 at a nursing home in the state of Washington, and many deaths followed at that facility shortly thereafter. New York and other states became aware of the hazard. Despite this knowledge, New York’s nursing homes have done little to protect their residents. The Covid 19 Pandemic has been spreading rapidly through New York’s nursing homes due to the negligence and recklessness of these facilities. If your loved one has suffered or died from Covid 19 at a nursing home, please call [...]

Load More Posts
0/5 (0 Reviews)