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When a fire breaks out, people have a short time to escape before smoke inhalation and heat injuries begin to take effect. These kinds of injuries can have serious consequences and often change a victim’s life for years. Because of the limited time people have to reach safety, it is imperative that buildings strictly follow fire codes. Failing to do so can result in delayed warnings and impeded escape should a fire break out in a building.
Retailers, hotel operators, office building managers, plants, oil refineries, and smoke detector manufacturers can be held liable for fire-related injuries and fatalities that occur as a result of negligence and safety violations. In fires involving apartments, motels, or restaurants, it is common for investigators to discover blocked fire exits and other fire code violations contributed to the inability of people to leave the building in a timely fashion. If you have been hurt in a fire as the result of someone else’s negligence, the New Jersey burn injuries attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm may be able to help you recover compensation.
When you work with the dedicated New Jersey burn injury attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we will enlist fire investigators, chemical analysts, and safety consultants to determine what caused a fire and what should have been done to prevent it. In order to ensure our clients receive the full compensation they deserve for their burn injuries, we also consult doctors, medical economists, and life care planners.
While a fire in a hotel or apartment building may be due to negligence on the part of the property owner, liability for defective sprinkler systems or malfunctioning smoke detectors may involve those who installed or manufactured them. It is important to investigate the cause of a fire and determine the cause and origin of the fire or explosion in order to hold all the parties who played a role in causing burn injuries and fatalities responsible.
Burn injuries can range from mild nuisances to life-threatening emergencies. There are three general classifications of burns:
Given the serious nature of burn injuries, the medical costs of hospitalization alone can range from $50,000 to $200,000. Depending on the severity of a person’s burn injuries, additional costs are involved when reconstructive surgery, skin grafts, and physical therapy are taken into consideration. Cases involving chemical burns over most of a person’s body may result in disfigurement, blindness, and serious complications involving infections. For these reasons, it is essential to quantify the financial impact of a burn injury in order to meet medical costs and compensate burn injury victims for their pain and suffering. For these reasons, serious burn injuries may necessitate the help of an experienced attorney to help pay the costly medical fees associated with them.
The New Jersey burn injury attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm have represented people suffering from the following kinds of injuries related to fires, toxic fume inhalation, chemical burns, thermal burns, scalding, house fires, electrical fires, industrial fires, and all types of explosions:
Working with a lawyer can greatly improve your odds of obtaining the amount of compensation you need to fully recover from your burn injury.
After a serious fire resulting in a burn injury, the first priority is to seek thorough medical care. As soon as your immediate medical needs are under control, it is wise to get advice from a knowledgeable burn injury attorney regarding potential legal options. The New Jersey burn accident lawyers at Todd J. Leonard Law Firm have served New Jersey residents for more than 25 years. Our firm will fight for your family as if you were part of our own.
If someone you know was involved in a fatal burn accident, Our New Jersey fatal burn attorneys know the importance of conducting an immediate investigation into the cause or causes of a fatal incident. We carefully examine all of the facts including fatal accident reports, witness statements, and retain experts when necessary to determine how the fatal accident occurred such as an accident reconstructionist. Our New Jersey fatal burn accident lawyers work regularly with various experts to make sure you receive the best representation. Each wrongful death case is unique and requires a prompt and exhaustive analysis into the causes of your loved one’s death.
Being injured in an accident can have serious and lifelong consequences. The lawyers of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm can help you fight for maximum compensation for your injuries and losses from the responsible parties. Contact us today at (973) 920-7900 to learn more about how our team of experienced attorneys can help you through these challenging times.
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