Burn Injury Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs Answered by Dedicated NY Attorneys

At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, we have seen the pain and devastation a burn injury can inflict. It is not a matter to be taken lightly. If you’ve suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s mistakes, please let our determined New York personal injury attorneys fight to get you the money you need to make a full recovery and move on with your life. Call us at (212) 986-7353 for immediate legal assistance.

Do I have a viable burn injury lawsuit?

Who can I sue in my burn injury claim?

What if I was partially at fault for the accident?

What damages can I recover in my burn injury case?

How soon should I file my burn injury claim or lawsuit?

Why should I turn to Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP for help?




Q: Do I have a viable burn injury lawsuit?

A: Anyone who has sustained serious burn injuries due to the negligent actions of another party may be entitled to compensation for all related damages. However, in order to have a strong case, you must take the proper steps after an accident to ensure that you retain supporting evidence for your claim. The first step is to get medical help. The next most important step is to consult with a trusted attorney to discuss your case and legal options.

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Q: Who can I sue in my burn injury claim?

A: The circumstances surrounding your burn injury incident will have a considerable influence on your legal options. For instance, if you were injured at work, you may file a workers’ compensation claim to receive medical coverage from your employer’s insurance. If you were injured due to a hazard on someone else’s property or a defective product, you may file a lawsuit against the property owner or product manufacturer, respectively. As for traffic accidents, you may be limited to filing a claim with your own insurance provider since New York is a no fault state. Speak with an attorney to learn more.

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Q: What if I was partially at fault for the accident?

A: Your amount of fault in the accident may affect how much compensation you receive (barring workers’ compensation and most traffic accident cases, which exclude fault as a deciding factor). The amount of compensation you’re entitled to receive will be reduced by an amount that is proportionate to your percentage of fault in the accident.

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Q: What damages can I recover in my burn injury case?

A: You may recover the following damages, depending on the nature of your case and its level of success:

  • Past and future medical expenses to treat the burn injury
  • Past and future loss of income and earning capacity to make up for lost work time
  • Disability and disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering

In order to get the optimal compensation you deserve, collect and retain evidence and keep a record of expenses related to your injury. This will serve to convince the court of all of your damages.

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Q: How soon should I file my burn injury claim or lawsuit?

A: As soon as you can. Just make sure to file your injury claim before the statute of limitations for your case expires. In New York, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is three years from the date of the incident. If you wait past this time, you will completely surrender your right to pursue compensation for the injury. Don’t let this happen. Contact a trusted attorney and get started on your claim today.

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Q: Why should I turn to Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP for help?

A: At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, we’ve followed the same model for high quality legal representation for over 50 years:

  • We do not process an excessive amount of cases at one time.
  • We give each and every client the personal attention they deserve.
  • We meticulously prepare each case in order to achieve optimal results.
  • We place our clients’ best interests ahead of profit.

If this sounds like what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated legal team. We offer FREE, comprehensive consultations.

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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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420 Lexington Ave. Suite 2750 New York, NY 10170
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