New York Burn Injury Victim Lawyers

Compensation for Serious Burn Injuries & Trauma

There is nothing easy about recovering from a burn or scald injury. At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP we have seen the damage an out of control fire, a loose chemical or a live wire can inflict. It is nothing short of torture. We're determined to help those who have been scarred by a burn get the money they need to fully recover. If you or a loved one is a burn victim and received their wounds because of someone else's irresponsibility, don't wait another day. Call us at (212) 986-7353.

lit match Approximately 450,000 people in the U.S. receive medical treatment for burns annually.

Our team has the skill, the focus and the experience with burn victims that you'll need to take on the at-fault party. There are many personal injury lawyers in New York – but few with the expertise and resources needed to tackle burn injury litigation. Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP is fully prepared to help both you and your loved one secure the funds needed to recover as quickly as possible. For a free and comprehensive case evaluation, call our office today at (212) 986-7353.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Expect in NY?

There are a number of factors that make up the final number, but ultimately it comes down to two key components: how significant are your wounds and how negligent was the person who caused them? Generally, speaking the greater the damage and the more disregard exhibited by the guilty party, the more money you can expect for your suffering. So an individual recovering from third degree water burns on their feet, legs and hands will more than likely be able to collect more than someone suffering from a 1st degree arm burn. There are exceptions to the rule, but in general – the greater the damage, the bigger the pay out.

Compensation is usually divided into a few distinct categories. Courts usually consider the hard costs involved with burn victims first and then work their way into more "soft" expenses. The following are just some of the damages awarded the judge and jury:

  • Economic Damages: Any costs associated with medical bills, emergency care, rehabilitation, surgery, life-sustaining efforts and any long term health treatments that may be necessary, fall under economic damages. This also extends to other factors, such as lost wages, physical damages to personal property, other third party bills and any expenses associated with the accident.
  • Non-Economic: These are the more "intangible" damages involved in civil suits – pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and emotional distress are placed into this category. Amounts can range and, as mentioned before, depend greatly on the damage inflicted and gross negligence displayed.
  • Punitive: If the courts view the negligent action surrounding your case with particular disdain, they may award punitive damages. These types of rulings are designed to "punish" the at-fault party for their incredibly reckless actions. It is entirely at the discretion of the courts. However, punitive actions are typically hard to assess and are rarely applied to cases.

Call a New York Burn Injury Attorney at (212) 986-7353 Today

It is important to note that no matter how you may have been burned, New York State has a time limit within which you may file your suit. This is a three-year window known as the statute of limitations and it begins from the moment of the accident. Failing to file your suit in that time can lead to a complete forfeiture of your right to seek damages. Don't let this happen to you.

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have the experience, the determination and the resources to help you obtain a just and fair award for your burns. Don't let those responsible for your scars walk away without recognition; you deserve more than that, as does your family. Let our team of dedicated New York personal injury attorneys represent your interests and obtain the compensation you need to fully recover.

Our office number is (212) 986-7353. Or reach us using the contact form found on this page. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our in-take specialists.

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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

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