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Burn injuries are among some of the most severe injuries an individual may suffer. When a burn is caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to monetary damages. For example, if you were hit by a drunk driver and your car caught on fire, you may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills. At Lomurro Law, our New Jersey burn injury attorneys are aggressive and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Types of burn injuries
Burns are divided into three types: first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree.
- First-degree burns are fairly mild. An individual with a first-degree burn will notice reddening of the skin and may experience some pain.
- Second-degree burns are more serious. In addition to the outer layer of skin, they also damage the lower layer of skin (the dermis). In addition to pain and redness, blistering and swelling may result.
- Third-degree burns are the most severe. These burns go through the dermis and impact deeper levels of skin. The skin may turn black or white from charring, and it may be numb as well.
Burns often cause some of the most intense and long-lasting pain when compared to other types of injuries. They often result in permanent injury or disfigurement, significantly impacting a victim’s life. For example, in extreme cases, victims may require amputation. The victim may no longer be able to drive or work and may require constant medical care.
Common causes of burn injuries in NJ
Burn injuries impact individuals of all ages. Common causes of burn injuries include:
- Hot liquid
- Hot metal or glass
- Electrical burns
- Sunlight or ultraviolet light
Of course, in some cases, burns may be caused by more than one of these sources.
Do you need a lawyer for a burn injury case?
If you suffered burns, you may be wondering if you need an attorney to represent you. If you were injured in a car accident, for example, you may have already been contacted by the negligent driver’s insurance company, which has assured you that you will be compensated for your injuries. However, insurance companies only look out for themselves. Their goal is to settle claims for as little money as possible. Without legal guidance, you may accept a settlement offer that is only a fraction of what your case is actually worth. In many cases, burn victims need future surgeries and other medical care. However, the insurance company may only offer to pay the current medical bills. Our skilled New Jersey burn injury attorneys ensure your interests are adequately protected.
Contact our experienced Freehold New Jersey burn injury attorneys today to schedule a free consultation
At Lomurro Law, our New Jersey injury lawyers are dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries. If you cannot make it to our office for a free consultation, we will visit you at home or in the hospital. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your accident, call 732-414-0300 or contact us online.