New Jersey Burn Injury Lawyers
Successfully Representing Victims of Burn Injuries
Depending on its severity, a burn injury may require skin grafts, surgery, and other costly medical treatments. Covering such staggering medical bills is nearly impossible for most people. If you’re dealing with the consequences of a burn injury that was caused by another party, you may be entitled to compensation. Consult with the compassionate New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., today, to see whether filing an injury claim is a viable option for you.
Causes of Burn Injuries
Burns can come from a variety of sources: fire, chemicals, electricity, boiling water, hot objects, flammable liquids, and more. We have seen burn victims injured in many different places - from their own home, vehicles, restaurants, the workplace, amusement parks, malls, and more. Many burns are the result of some other person’s negligence, or a company’s failure to maintain legal safety standards.
Burns are the second most common form of accidental death in New Jersey.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
In New Jersey, the State affords burn victims significant rights. Often, burn victims are unaware that they can have most of their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, paid for by the insurance provider of the party responsible for their burns.
We have seen many cases where the victim takes care of their medical expenses on their own, paying thousands of dollars out of their own pocket. We strongly believe that those responsible for a serious injury should pay, not the injured person.
Unfortunately, insurance companies and their lawyers often refuse to pay anything, or even speak with a burn victim, if they do not have a lawyer. Some insurance companies will try to scare a victim into thinking that they will have to pay expensive legal fees if they do not settle for a much lower amount than is rightfully owed. Other companies will outright lie to the victim, especially on the phone, and try to force them to drop their claim.
Due to advancements in plastic surgery, doctors’ ability to reconstruct scarred burned skin is better than ever. But many insurance companies refuse to pay for reconstruction, even though it can greatly improve a person’s quality of life. Plastic surgery can be covered, however, if there is clear evidence that the burn could have been prevented.
Frequently Asked Questions
Every burn case is different, and involves hundreds, if not thousands, of unique elements. The first thing anyone should do after being burned is to seek medical attention. 911 operators are able to give help, if needed, for treating the burn immediately, but you should definitely go to a doctor as soon as possible.
Next, contact an independent source of legal help. Our office offers free, no-obligation legal consultations on any burn accident case in New Jersey. An attorney will ensure that your rights as a victim are protected and that those responsible for your injury are held responsible for paying the related bills.
Contact Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., immediately. In our experience, a victim is not always aware of the root causes of their injury at first. With the assistance of medical professionals, private investigators, and other credentialed authorities, we can piece together all the elements of your burn case to find its ultimate cause.
In some cases, a faulty car part may be responsible for the burn. Other cases involve the negligence of a person who could have prevented the burn by following common safety procedures. It may not always be clear to the victim what caused the burn, but an independent investigation can find out.
Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., offers free consultations. Our office is one of the few in the State providing no-obligation legal advice on burns.
Almost every burn case that we handle is done on a contingency fee. This fee is a small, preset amount of a successful settlement. There are never any hidden fees from our office and we only get paid these fees if we win your case. We always factor contingency fees into any amount that we ultimately agree to settle upon. Because of contingency fees, we can start working on your case immediately.
Our burn lawyers will provide you with the legal representation you need to get the settlement you deserve. We will handle all communication between all parties involved and make sure that you get the medical treatment you need to recover.
Once we have compiled your case we will present it, along with a list of financial damages, to any and all insurance companies involved. Following this, we will negotiate with those companies until we get a settlement you are satisfied with. If we can’t get a settlement you’re happy with, we will go to trial to get a verdict. We then make sure you are paid the agreed amount and monitor case for any future developments.
Dedicated Burn Injury Attorneys in New Jersey
Our New Jersey team is composed of legal professionals who have years of experience in the field of personal injury. We are effective negotiators and aggressive trial attorneys. In addition, we have many legal specialists on staff, including medical professionals and private investigators, who can serve as expert witnesses. Whatever your goals are, we will do our best to fulfill them. If you wish to speak with us right now about your case, call (609) 240-0040. Your consultation is free.
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