At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., our attorneys focus exclusively on personal injury cases––including those that result in burns. Since 1996, we have helped thousands of people recover fair compensation for their losses. Our Long Island burn injury lawyers will pursue damages on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a burn injury lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-451-7900
What to know about working with our firm
- Why hire Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P for your burn injury case?
- You could recover these losses through a claim or lawsuit
- The statute of limitations for burn injuries in New York
- Who could bear fault and liability for your losses?
- We help claimants who have suffered these burn injuries
- Learn more about working with our burn injury team
Long Island Burn Injury Lawyer Near Me 516-451-7900
Why hire Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. for your burn injury case on Long Island?
A burn injury claim may appear simple at first, and another party may appear clearly responsible. However, countless possible factors can complicate a personal injury case, and burn injuries often involve significant damages. You might not have the legal experience or training necessary to manage a claim, but we do.
Here are some of the reasons to consider partnering with our team:
We have trial-tested experience
The attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. have decades of experience handling personal injury claims. Our attorneys on Long Island are not afraid to take cases to trial. In fact, we have recovered multi-million-dollar settlements for our clients through litigation.
Our clients love what we do for them
Our lawyers understand the New York court system and have built a reputation for providing the most comprehensive legal representation. We are proud to have built a network of clients through referrals from previous clients.
We have a network of consultants
We work with private investigators, independent researchers, safety experts, engineers, and expert witnesses on our clients’ cases. Even though we have a comprehensive understanding of state law, sometimes, we need technical or medical expertisemore information. These specialists help us fill in the gaps in our knowledge.
We offer help on a contingency-fee basis
Our clients pay legal fees only when we win their cases, so there is no risk in hiring our firm. Even if you believe you cannot afford an attorney, think again; we strive to make legal aid accessible to everyone.
You could recover these losses through a claim or lawsuit
Depending on your situation, you could recover the following losses:
- Medical expenses for any and all hospital fees, surgical costs, and other expenses resulting from negligence
- Lost income, if your burns caused you to miss work or impede your earning ability
- Pain and suffering, which may be available via a third-party lawsuit
Your percentage of fault could impact your monetary award
It’s possible for a burn injury claim to lead to substantial compensation. However, New York follows a comparative negligence law. So, if you bear any responsibility for your injuries, this could be deducteddeduct from your final award. Consider the following scenario:
- You suffered a burn due to a collision.
- You caused 20 percent of the collision, and the other party caused 80 percent.
- Your damages cost $100,000.
- Because you caused 20 percent of the crash, you could only recover $80,000.
We can determine fault for your injury-related expenses so you can pursue a fair settlement.
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The statute of limitations for burn injuries in New York
CPLR § 214 generally gives you three years to file an injury lawsuit. This statute of limitations applies to most personal injury cases, but a claim against a government entity or agency may have a much shorter deadline, per GMU § 50-E.
Who could bear fault and liability for your losses?
Here are two important things to keep in mind:
- The at-fault party caused your injuries. This party could include a property owner or manager, product manufacturer, nursing home employee, or motorist.
- The liable party in your case pays for your losses. For instance, if you suffered a burn due to an unregulated water heater in your apartment, the apartment building’s insurer would pay for your losses.
We can use your case’s evidence to establish fault and liability for your injury-related losses. Evidence in your case could comprise incident reports, your medical records, and witness testimony.
We help claimants who have suffered these burn injuries
Per the University of Rochester Medical Center, there are four types of burns––all of which could merit compensation. They include:
- First-degree burns. These burns only affect the outer layer of the skin and usually heal within a few days. Sunburns are commonly classified as first-degree burns.
- Second-degree burns. These injuries can result in blisters, swelling, and discoloration.
- Third-degree burns. These burns affect both the inner and outer layers of the skin. The area might look discolored or even charred.
- Fourth-degree burns. This is the most severe type of burn. These burns completely destroy nerve endings and can affect the surrounding skin, tissue, and bone.
That being said, your burns could have been a result of:
Hot surfaces, hot liquids, or open flames
Thermal burns occur due to exposure to hot surfaces, hot liquids, and open flames. A few examples of common thermal burns include:
- Scalding injuries from hot showers or tea kettles
- Grease burns, burns from curling irons
- Burns from explosions
Thermal burns generally result in scarring and disfigurement. You could recover compensation if your injuries will permanently alter your physical appearance.
Exposure to high-voltage electrical currents and electrical discharge
Electric utility workers and construction workers typically face a high level of risk of electrical burns from unfinished worksites and construction equipment. Electrical burns may cause scarring, nerve damage, and may interrupt normal heart function.
Exposure to toxic liquids or gases
Some chemicals may corrode the skin and cause extreme pain. If some types of chemicals accidentally spill, the person may suffer respiratory problems, toxic shock, or develop secondary conditions, such as cancer.
Learn More About Working with Our Burn Injury Lawyers Serving Long Island
We provide an initial free consultation to anyone who has suffered a burn injury. Our burn injury lawyers serving Long Island can assess your case and explain your options. We will meet with you at a location that is convenient for you, including your home or at the hospital, if necessary. Dial (631) 451-7900 to get started.