According to the American Burn Association, 2.4 million burn injuries require medical attention each year. Of those victims, 75,000 require hospitalization, with half of those victims requiring care in a specialized burn unit. Sadly, an estimated 12,000 burn injury victims die every year.
A serious burn injury can be one of the most traumatic personal injuries a person can suffer. The financial, physical, and psychological costs of recovery can be staggering. Months of hospitalization may be required, and many victims need extensive counseling to overcome the trauma. At Novins, York & Jacobus our burn injury lawyers can help victims obtain compensation for injuries resulting from another party’s reckless, careless, or negligent actions. We have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have handled burn injury cases arising from:
- Auto accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Defective products
- Electrical accidents
- Gas explosions
- Scalding hot liquids
If the burn-injured victim does not survive as a direct result of their injuries our attorneys can help the surviving family members to obtain wrongful death compensation for medical and funeral expenses, loss of consortium, and punitive damages.
Burn Injury Severity
The severity of a burn injury is determined by how deep it penetrates the surface of the skin. Burn injuries are generally classified into three categories: “first-degree,” “second-degree,” and “third-degree” burns.
Whereas first-degree burns are superficial and affect only the outer layer of skin, third-degree burns (also called “full-thickness burns”) penetrate deep into the body, damaging nerves, muscles, and bones. Third-degree burns often require years of expensive and invasive treatment.
When to Contact a Burn Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered a burn injury, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, diminished earning capacity, and lost income. A burn injury lawyer from Novins, York & Jacobus can help you to recover compensation for any expenses resulting from your injuries.