Serious burn injuries in New Jersey are painful, debilitating, and often life-changing. A catastrophic burn injury is one that causes permanent and significant damage to a person’s body. Burn injuries can affect not only a person’s appearance, but also pose functional problems. Victims of catastrophic burns suffer indescribable pain that require multiple treatments that can be as painful as the initial burn injury. Depending upon the circumstances of the New Jersey burn injury accident, an injured victim may be able to pursue financial compensation for their injuries, damages, and losses.
The three types of burn injuries commonly sustained in accidents are chemical, thermal, and electrical:
- A chemical burn may result from the skin making contact with a dangerous chemical such as acid;
- A thermal burn is when the skin is exposed to extreme heat, such as fire; and
- An electrical burn is when someone makes contact with an electrical current. With electric burns, the skin, tissues, and even muscles can become damaged.
These types of serious burn injuries may involve an apartment fire, an electrocution, car accident, cooking accident, or even a construction accident. The exact cause of the accident will affect whether or not the victim is able to pursue financial compensation.
When negligence or wrongdoing is a factor in a serious New Jersey burn injury accident, the at-fault party may be held liable for the damages. A personal injury claim is a civil lawsuit that allows a catastrophic burn injury victim to hold the at-fault party responsible for the losses a victim suffered. Victims of burn injuries may pursue compensation for losses including past and future medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
The New Jersey burn injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein help burn victims get the compensation they need and rightfully deserve after an accident results from another’s negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered serious burn injuries, please call our law offices at 609-240-0040 for a no-cost consultation.