Burn injuries are among the most devastating due to the tremendous physical damage which can be inflicted by a fire as well as the associated psychological toll a burn victim may have to deal with.
Among the most common causes of serious burn injuries include the following:
- Automobile Accidents
- Propane Tanks (Including Back Yard Grills)
- Electrical Wiring Short Circuiting
- Scalding Water (Including Bath Tubs)
- Explosions and Burns from Hazardous Materials
The New York, Stamford and White Plains burn accident lawyers in our offices realize that, in addition to the devastating physical effect of the burn, the psychological trauma can be just as impactful, especially where the burn is visible to other people and not able to be easily hidden by clothing.
Our New York and Westchester County burn accident lawyers will work with you to immediately obtain the best doctors to insure the best chance of recovery from the burn as well as to protect your claim against the insurance company.
Insurance companies are generally given the Court Ordered right to have their own doctors inspect the burn victim’s injuries and to take photographs of the injuries.
In general, the modus operandi of the insurance company doctors is to simply argue that the injuries are not as severe as were claimed and/or to claim that the injuries have healed - even though that may not be true.
Our Connecticut and New York burn injury attorneys will hire our own doctors to refute the claims of the insurance companies’ doctors and to show the devastating effect the fire may have had on our client - both now and for the rest of their lives.Construction Laws Related to Fires
Most New York principalities in which our New York, Westchester and Fairfield County burn accident lawyers work - including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Westchester County jurisdictions like White Plains, Ossining, Harrison, Larchmont, Port Chester, Mamaroneck, Ardsley, Tarrytown, Rye, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Elmsford, Valhalla and Sleepy Hollow and the Connecticut jurisdictions, like Stamford, New Haven, Fairfield, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich have laws requiring what type of construction materials may be used.
The New York, Fairfield and White Plains burn accident lawyers in our offices will work with our experts to determine if the proper electrical wiring, fire walling, sheet rock, fire retardant insulation, sprinkler systems, smoke detectors, smoke alarms and fire escapes were used, and were used in accordance with New York State and Connecticut Laws regarding fire safety.
Our Westchester and Fairfield County fire accident lawyers will work closely with fire safety experts to determine if the owner or contractor took all necessary steps to prevent the likelihood of the injury which occurred.
The New York, White Plains and Stamford fire accident lawyers at our offices will work immediately to preserve evidence to protect the victim, including seeking a Court Order to inspect the site where the fire occurred and to preserve the instrumentality which caused the fire.
Accordingly, if you or a loved one has suffered a devastating injury from a burn or fire - call our lawyers immediately. Our New York and Connecticut fire accident lawyers are available 24/7 to answer your questions and the consultation is free.