Burn Injury Lawyers in Long Island City
If you suffered burn injuries in an accident or fire in Long Island City, our team may be able to help you recover compensation and hold the at-fault party accountable. Our burn injury lawyers in Long Island City know how to build a case against the careless or reckless party who caused your injuries.
At Shulman & Hill, our personal injury attorneys are here to help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering and medical bills. We provide free case consultations during which you can learn about your legal options and ask questions about your case. Call 866.932.5558 now to get started.
Shulman & Hill Burn Injury Lawyers Know How To Win Cases for Our Clients
Shulman & Hill is New York’s premier personal injury law firm. We have won over $300 million for our clients. Our attorneys handle even the most difficult and complex cases, including some other firms refused. Let our team review your case facts with you for free to learn how we can help you. We often recover just compensation and hold the at-fault parties accountable, getting justice for our clients.
Some of the tasks we can handle for you include:
- Investigating your case
- Gathering evidence of the damages you suffered
- Informing you of the laws that apply to your case
- Explaining your legal options
- Speaking to all other parties involved in your case for you
- Submitting your insurance claim and lawsuit on time
When you hire our firm, you can take all the time you need to focus on your recovery. We can handle all the necessary legal tasks.
Read What Former Clients Say About Our Lawyers Serving Long Island City
Our team is proud of the case results we’ve achieved for our clients. After working with our firm, our former clients say:
- “I am both satisfied and relieved with the results this extremely professional and reliable firm did. They lead me through the entire process, they never gave me any issues. They handled everything on their own, and always put a great deal of effort to ensure my comfort and best interest. They were always reachable and answered all my questions, and gave me information even when I didn’t know what the right question to ask was.” – Akila
- “I was very pleased with the work of this firm. They made sure I understood my case and I was never left out of the loop. They were professional and very friendly. I would recommend them to anyone looking for someone who is going to fight for you to the very end.” – Jennifer
Damages We Can Pursue After You Sustain Burn Injuries
Every case is personal to us. We get to know every client to understand their motivations, needs, and the best way we can serve them. We investigate every incident that caused injuries to a client, gathering evidence to pursue and recover the money they need. The damages we seek for our clients include a wide range of expenses and losses, such as:
- Past and future lost income
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages, in some cases
Our firm handles both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. If you suffered burn injuries at work, our team can handle both your workers’ compensation claim and a third-party personal injury case if the facts support this. This is a huge benefit since you will only need to deal with one law firm.
We Can Find Out How Your Burn Injuries Occurred
The circumstances of your case will determine which party is legally responsible for the injuries you suffered and the damages you can recover. There are many ways burn injuries occur. Our attorneys know how to determine what happened and identify the liable party or parties in these cases.
We can help burn injury victims who were hurt because of:
When a fire occurs, the property owner might be responsible for the injuries and losses you suffered. This is because property owners are legally responsible for preventing fires and providing certain fire safety equipment, depending on the building type. In general, stores, restaurants, apartment buildings, hotels, and other businesses must follow fire codes that require:
- Smoke alarms
- Clearly marked fire exits
- Unlocked exit doors
- Fire extinguishers
- Sprinkler systems, under some circumstances
All property owners and occupiers are legally responsible for evaluating and maintaining their structures to ensure safety and reduce the chances of a fire, electrocution, or another burn hazard. If they do not and a fire occurs, our team can build a case against them and seek fair compensation for you.
Other Premises Liability Cases
Sometimes, burns occur due to hot surfaces, steam, boiling liquids, or spills. A property owner might be responsible for this kind of accident. New York law allows us to hold the property owner or occupier responsible under some circumstances when an unreasonable hazard causes injuries. We know how these cases work, how to identify the liable party, and how to navigate the process to recover compensation for our clients.
When you suffer serious burn injuries in a Long Island City crash, the driver who caused the collision is likely liable for the injuries that occurred. Legal options include recovering basic compensation through your personal injury protection (PIP) no-fault policy, filing an auto liability claim against the at-fault driver, or suing them in civil court.
Our Burn Injury Lawyers Understand How Burn Injuries Affect Victims in Long Island City
Burn injuries are often serious, with a high risk of infection. Serious burns also leave lasting scarring and limit the abilities of many victims. Our burn injury lawyers understand how deeply these injuries affect many aspects of our clients’ lives.
While some burn injuries are minor or moderate, many are serious and come with an increased risk of complications such as infections. Some types of burn injuries our clients suffer include:
- Full- or partial-depth burns from fires
- Surface burns from touching hot surfaces
- Smoke inhalation
- Injuries from structural collapse caused by a fire
- Electrical injuries from malfunctions on tools, appliances, or other products
- Electrocution caused by lack of maintenance or improper electrical wiring
- Scalding from spilled hot liquids
Significant burn injuries require extensive medical treatment and support. This includes hospitalization in intensive care or a specialized burn center. This inpatient treatment often includes weeks or months of rehabilitation, ongoing care, and support to reduce scarring and restore function. You may decide to seek treatment at a burn center close to Long Island City, such as:
The costs of medical treatment you needed may be recoverable. When you work with our team, we can explain your options for seeking compensation for your medical expenses.
Evidence We Can Use As We Build Your Burn Injury Case
Our burn injury attorneys understand how to develop a compelling case to support an insurance claim or lawsuit based on our client’s injuries. We investigate what happened, determine the liable party, and take action to seek fair compensation. Throughout this process, we protect the client’s rights and represent their best interests.
If you suffered Long Island City burn injuries, you do not have to try to recover compensation and handle your case on your own. Let us represent you and navigate this process while you focus on your physical recovery.
When we begin a case, we must gather the necessary data to understand what happened. This requires us to investigate the incident and collect evidence that could include:
- Official reports filed by police officers, firefighters, or other first responders
- Photos or video of the scene or incident
- A scene survey following the incident
- Fire or accident reconstruction
- Interviews with eyewitnesses
- Expert testimony
- The client’s relevant medical records
- Documentation of their recoverable damages
With this evidence, we can often show the liable party’s insurer that their policyholder’s carelessness or recklessness caused our client’s injuries. This is essential in negotiating a fair settlement with the insurance carrier. Sometimes, we need to sue the at-fault party.
Often, we file insurance claims and lawsuits concurrently and work toward a solution in both directions at once. We settle many cases through negotiated settlements, even after suing the at-fault party. However, we are ready to take a case to trial if we do not settle before the trial date arrives.
Discuss Your Next Steps With Our Team for Free
Shulman & Hill provides free initial case consultations for those who suffered burn injuries due to someone else’s careless or reckless behavior. You do not have to try to navigate the process alone. Our team will review your case, explain your options, and discuss how we might approach similar cases with you for free.
Call 866.932.5558 to learn more and get started with your free case assessment.
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Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.
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