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Cooking, Baking, and Being Safe This Winter

By Lependorf & Silverstein on January 13, 2017

With the winter months among us, many families will enjoy preparing home-cooked meals and baked goods they can share with friends and loved ones. You might look forward to cooking traditional recipes that have been handed down in your family for generations or perhaps you are making a plate of goodies to share with coworkers and neighbors. Whatever the case, the one thing you aren’t expecting is to suffer a burn injury because of a defective appliance or other cause.

Recently, it seems a spate of news stories highlighting exploding devices have been making the rounds. Everything from smart phones to washing machines to blenders have been the cause, to the point where it can be difficult to feel safe in our own homes.

When burn accidents are the result of negligence on the part of some other person, company, or organization, victims are entitled to compensation. Manufacturers have a duty to adhere to all legal safety standards. Burn accidents can be caused by many different appliances, products, and electronic devices, as well as scalding objects and flammable liquids. They can result from poor wiring, faulty batteries, a failure in design, and any number of other causes.

New Jersey has very strict laws that protect burn victims in the case that they suffer burns from defective appliances and electronic devices. Unfortunately, large manufacturers and their insurance companies will go to great lengths to protect themselves from such claims, coercing victims into settling for much less than they are entitled to under the law.

The truth is that burns are the second leading cause of accidental death in the state. Survivors of burn accidents can be faced with life-altering injuries that will require lengthy rehabilitations and might include plastic surgery and other expensive procedures. Victims can miss time from work, suffer from physical and emotional duress, and be faced with large medical bills.

At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., we have helped our clients win settlements that have helped compensate them for their medical bills, hospital stays, rehabilitation, loss of work, pain and suffering, wrongful death, and much more. If you or a loved one has suffered a preventable burn accident, do not let those responsible avoid culpability, leaving you to pay the bills.

Our Princeton lawyers have years of experience handling personal injury cases throughout New Jersey. We have a number of experts on staff, including medical professionals, private investigators, and others to help you to receive the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (609) 240-0040 to schedule a free legal consultation.

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