Burn Accidents Attorney in NYC
Thousands of people are injured every year in New York City due to burn injuries. Some of these injuries may even cause deaths. Most burn injuries are preventable, if the responsible parties took proper precautions to limit potential burn hazards. Careless, irresponsible or improper practices and behaviors around burn risks by some people often result in unnecessary harm to others. If you’ve suffered burn injury, it may be in your best interest to consult an attorney about your legal options.
Causes of NYC Burn Injuries
The Katter Law Firm represents clients who were burned due to other people’s carelessness. Burns can happen for a variety of reasons. Open flames or candles may set clothing or furniture on fire and cause burns. A stove or oven may be installed incorrectly, resulting in burns to the user. Electrical devices may have faulty wiring or circuitry that cause dangerous electric shocks or arcs that may inflict severe burns. Building hot water heaters may be set at too high a temperature for safe household in showers or bathtubs. Whatever the cause, burns are significant personal injury events.
People can suffer burn injuries from a variety of sources, which are caused by the carelessness of others, including:
- Kitchen fires
- Scalding hot tap, bath or shower water
- Steam or hot water heaters
- Electrical shocks
- Chemical exposure
- Radiation exposure
- Tanning bed injuries
- Defective products
- Hazardous premises
After Experiencing a Burn Injury
You should always seek medical attention immediately after being burned. This can help to mitigate the worst consequences of a burn, reduce your pain, and prevent infection and dehydration. You must be especially attentive to burns that result in your skin’s swelling or numbness. These may be the more severe second or third-degree burns.
Be careful about what you share about your burn experience on social media, as anything you post online may be used against you, if you decide to bring a claim against the person who caused your burn.
Recovering Compensation After a Burn Injury
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you to obtain money for burn injuries you have suffered. In addition to your medical expenses, a personal injury lawyer may be able to recover money for your pain and suffering, lost wages and any long term disabilities, including permanent scarring.
However, if you want to obtain compensation for your injury, New York’s laws limit the time period within which you can file a lawsuit to hold the responsible person accountable. That is why it is so important to seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney right away, if you’ve been seriously burned.
Contact an NYC Burn Injury Attorney
If you have suffered a serious burn injury through the carelessness of someone else, you should contact personal injury lawyer Ron Katter of the Katter Law Firm. He has more than 30 years of experience fighting to get his clients the maxim compensation they deserve. The Katter Law is firm is dedicated to helping you get the best possible outcome for your case. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at (646) 907-6227 or visit our contact page.