Rosedale Burn Injury Lawyers
Burn Injury Attorneys in Queens
A severe burn injury can change your life forever. Even if you get the best possible treatments, you could be permanently living with the consequences of your severe burns. The entire situation will only get more frustrating if your catastrophic injury was caused by someone else’s mistakes.
At Alex Yadgarov & Associates in Rosedale, we believe that no one should have to suffer financially and emotionally due to the harm someone else caused them, which is why we proudly offer our legal services to anyone who has been badly burned in an accident. We are accustomed to handling catastrophic injury cases and wrongful death claims brought against stubborn insurance companies and uncooperative defendants. Whether your case can reach an amicable settlement or has to go to court for litigation, we’re the attorneys you can count on.
Permanent Disabilities Caused by Burn Injuries
A severe burn injury has the potential to cause permanent disabilities. The outcome will depend on what body part was burned, so one burn injury survivor could experience vastly different disabilities than the next.
People who have been severely burned often experience:
- Chronic pain
- Dehydration-related illnesses
- Immobility in affected body parts
- Numbness or loss of sensation
Catastrophic burns can also inflect emotional and mental trauma on survivors if they cause permanent scarring where it is openly visible. It can take years to readjust to your appearance after it has been dramatically changed in an accident someone else caused. Self-esteem issues can understandably follow, which can sometimes become just as painful as any lingering physical injury.
Damages in a Burn Injury Claim
The amount of compensation you are owed for your burn injury will be dependent on the severity and extent of your burn. Our Queens burn injury attorneys are well-versed with how to explore all damages, calculate a fair total, and file against any available insurance policy. The goal from the start of your case to its closure is to get you as much compensation as possible.
You might be able to demand compensation related to:
- Emergency medical care
- Surgeries like skin grafts
- Years of rehabilitative therapy
- Lost wages
- Reduced income capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy for psychological trauma
Severity of Burn Injuries
Our attorneys can use the opinions and diagnoses of your medical providers to get a clear understanding of your burn injury’s severity. The degree rating of your burn can also help us predict what sort of lasting consequences it will have on your day-to-day life and overall health.
Burns are typically sorted into three degrees of severity:
- 1st-degree: A mild burn that damages the outermost layer of skin. Medical attention is not required unless the victim is an elder or infant. Pain should be temporary.
- 2nd-degree: A moderate burn that damages several layers of skin. Medical attention is required. Pain can be intense depending on where the burn was suffered.
- 3rd-degree: A severe burn that damages soft tissues under the skin. Emergency medical attention is required. The burn can cause disabilities or death, especially if untreated.
At Alex Yadgarov & Associates in Rosedale, we pride ourselves on delivering a comfortable client experience. After you’ve been seriously burned in a bad accident, we want you to know that you can come to our firm and expect to be treated with care and respect. Your recovery is our priority. If you’re in the hospital or don’t feel up to leaving your home, then we would be happy to arrange to come to you for consultations and legal appointments.
Work with a firm that’s invested in your future. Call (718) 276-2800.