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Burn Injury Lawyers in New York

Burn injuries are often traumatic, with long-term effects that can prevent you from working or enjoying everyday activities. Whether or not your burns require hospitalization, you can be in treatment and recovery for years.

Shulman & Hill’s burn injury lawyers in New York can help you seek justice and compensation following a burn injury accident. Contact our office at 866.932.5558 for a free case review.

You Deserve Compensation for Burn Injuries Due to Another Party’s Carelessness

When another person’s careless behavior causes your burn injury, you have a legal right to pursue damages. For burn injuries in New York state, damages may include:

  • Past and future income loss due to your burn injuries
  • Past and future medical costs associated with your burns
  • Pain and suffering caused by your burn injuries

No matter how complicated your case, you deserve legal assistance from attentive New York personal injury lawyers. Shulman & Hill is an established injury firm with experience handling burn injury cases throughout New York. Let our team help you pursue compensation for your losses.

Wrongful Death Due to Burn Injuries in New York

If you lost someone you love to burn injuries that another party caused, you could seek compensation in a wrongful death case. Our wrongful death attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and guide you through the process. Damages we could help you seek include lost income, medical costs, conscious pain and suffering, burial expenses, and funeral costs.

You do not have to face the legal challenges alone, whether it was you or a loved one who suffered severe burns. Shulman & Hill’s burn injury lawyers in New York can provide the legal support you and your family need after a severe burn injury.

Quality Representation From Compassionate New York Burn Injury Attorneys

At Shulman & Hill, we pride ourselves on providing personalized legal representation. Our attentive legal team can offer a free case review and listen to your story. When you hire our team to handle your case, you can rely on us to provide the following legal assistance:

  • Compiling evidence to prove fault for your burn injuries
  • Handling phone calls, emails, and other correspondence relating to your burn injury case
  • Negotiating with insurance companies and opposing counsel to secure fair compensation for your losses
  • Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party

We take every case seriously because we know your health and well-being are at stake. If necessary, you can rely on our New York burn injury attorneys to pursue your case in trial.

Our team understands that communication is critical for maintaining a trusting attorney-client relationship. The New York burn injury lawyers at Shulman & Hill make it a point to update you throughout the legal process so you always know your case status. We are always available to answer questions, and you can expect a timely response to any calls or emails about your ongoing case.

Time Limits for Legal Filings in a New York Burn Case

New York’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases, or CPLR § 214 is usually three years. However, the deadline may differ based on your case details. To avoid missing important deadlines, speak with an attorney after your burn injury accident as soon as possible.

Contacting an attorney immediately gives your lawyer more time to gather evidence and build a compelling case for appropriate compensation.

Evidence can degrade or disappear over time, so prompt attention is crucial. Our burn injury lawyers in New York can view the accident scene and obtain witness statements while the information remains fresh.

Successful Injury Attorneys in New York

Our burn injury attorneys fully commit to securing fair compensation in every case, with excellent results. We have successfully recovered over $300 million for our injury clients across New York. Let our team help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Dedicated Legal Advocacy for a Contingency Fee

The legal team at Shulman & Hill understands that a severe burn injury can place you and your family in a difficult financial situation. You do not have to face these challenges without assistance.

We can provide legal support on a contingency-fee-basis, so you do not have to worry about paying for our services upfront. Once we complete your case, we keep part of the final settlement or verdict award. This allows you to avoid spending money out-of-pocket.

Establishing Who Is at Fault For a Burn Injury in New York

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At Shulman & Hill, we are determined to hold the liable parties accountable for injuries they cause through carelessness or recklessness. The first step toward ensuring accountability is establishing who is at fault for your burn injuries.

Depending on the source of your burns, you could pursue damages from multiple at-fault parties, including:

  • A contractor or sub-contractor who caused a fire or chemical spill at your workplace
  • Manufacturer or distributor of faulty equipment that caused an electrical, thermal, or chemical burn
  • Landlord or property owner who failed to maintain or repair defective or damaged equipment
  • The company responsible for chemical packaging, labeling, and distribution
  • Shipping company responsible for safe transport of flammable or corrosive materials
  • The driver responsible for a car accident

Since burns can occur in many situations, only a thorough investigation can determine who is responsible. Our team pursues every avenue during the investigation process because we know the outcome can affect you for the rest of your life.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries in New York

A thorough investigation allows us to pinpoint the responsible party, so we can file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Burn injury causes may include:

  • Car accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Chemical spills
  • House or building fires
  • Workplace injuries
  • Damaged or faulty cooking equipment
  • Improperly grounded wiring or electrical equipment

Our skilled burn injury attorneys in New York can help you understand how the cause of your injury affects your case. Shulman & Hill has extensive experience investigating complex cases. We can gather documentation and evidence to support your case and represent your interests during negotiations with the at-fault party and their insurance carrier.

How Burn Injuries Are Categorized

According to the American Burn Association, more than 400,000 burn injuries require medical treatment each year. More than 60% of those injuries require hospitalization or burn center treatment. Severe burns often require long-term treatment and rehabilitation. In some cases, they can cause disfigurement, scarring, and disability.

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences categorizes burns by severity as follows:

  • First Degree: First-degree burns affect the outer layer of skin, called the epidermis. They may be painful but typically heal within one week.
  • Second Degree: Second-degree burns exhibit damage to the dermis or second layer of skin. They sometimes require a skin graft and can produce scars.
  • Third Degree: Third-degree burns damage the dermis, epidermis, sweat glands, hair follicles, and underlying tissues. They require a skin graft and result in scarring.
  • Fourth Degree: Fourth-degree burns damage the fat layer below the skin tissues. They may require skin grafts and tissue removal and cause scarring and disfigurement.
  • Fifth Degree: Fifth-degree burns damage the muscle below the fat layer. They cause extensive scarring and may require surgical removal of muscle and tissue.
  • Sixth Degree: Sixth-degree burns are the deepest burn injury, as they affect the bone. They may require surgical amputation, skin grafts, and tissue removal.

Burn injury severity is also determined based on how much of the body they affect. Lower-degree burns may be severe or life-threatening if they cover a significant portion of the body. Severe burns can create extensive health issues that affect you for the rest of your life.

If your burn injuries occurred due to another’s carelessness, you deserve compensation for the full scope of your losses. Such losses may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost income associated with long-term health effects.

Complications Associated With Burn Injuries

Third-degree and higher burns require skin and tissue grafts and other extensive medical treatment. The recovery process can be long and painful, even without complicating factors. Unfortunately, burn injury victims are also susceptible to dangerous complications, including:

  • Shock
  • Dehydration
  • Hypothermia
  • Infection
  • Sepsis
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Respiratory distress
  • Contractures, or tightening of the burned skin and tissues

Burn injury complications can occur when the injuries are deep or affect a significant part of the body. Although intensive medical care can help prevent or mitigate some of these complications, you could suffer the effects for the rest of your life.

Contact Our Burn Injury Lawyers in New York Today for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one suffered a severe burn injury due to someone else’s careless or reckless actions, the New York burn injury lawyers at Shulman & Hill are here to help.

Contact our office to discuss your case during a free consultation by calling 866.932.5558. One of our dedicated burn injury lawyers in New York can review your case and help you understand your legal rights and options.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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