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      What is Considered a Burn Injury?

      The skin on our bodies is our largest vital organ. It protects us from germs, the environment, and even from internal injuries. When we suffer from a burn injury, it can be mild to severe. The skin may grow back without an issue or a skin graft may be required.

      There are three types of burn injuries:

      • First degree – A first degree burn means that just the top layer of the skin is burned. Although this burn is the least serious, it can still be painful. The tell-tale sign of a first degree burn is skin that appears red after exposure to the hot object, liquid, or steam.
      • Second degree – A second degree burn involves the first two layers of your skin. It may start off red like a first degree burn, but you may also develop blisters. These burns are extremely painful. They may cause scarring.
      • Third degree – A third degree burn affects every skin layer. It could also affect the muscle, tendon, or ligament underneath. The burned area may turn white or black. It becomes extremely dry. Disfiguration and extreme pain are involved with third degree burns.

      Burn injuries can do more than cause scarring. Burn injury victims may have damage to their nerves, muscles, tissue, and loss of mobility. Victims may also have breathing problems or need an amputation. They may also develop severe or life threatening bacterial infections.

      If the burn injury victim is no longer able to work, they may not be able to pay their bills or take care of their family. The inability to work coupled with the expense of being treated for their burn injury can cause financial problems, anxiety, and depression.

      If your injuries were caused by a defective product, car accident, workplace explosion, or another person’s negligence, you are likely entitled to compensation. Our White Plains burn injury lawyers will review your case, and provide you a detailed analysis of your legal options. Recovery and treatment for burn injuries can be extensive; you should never have to pay out of pocket for someone else’s mistake or wrongdoing.

      Common Causes of Burn Injuries

      Our White Plains burn injury lawyers help burn victims get compensation for their injuries if they were caused by another party’s negligence.

      Common accidents that might cause burn injuries include:

      The American Burn Association (ABA) estimates that burn injuries result in an estimated 40,000 hospitalizations each year. Hundreds of thousands of people receive some form of medical treatment for burn injuries every year. Contact with flame is the most likely cause of a burn injury followed by scalding from a hot liquid and contact burns with hot solids.

      Thermal burns which are caused by contact with a hot object, liquid, direct flame, or steam are the most prevalent. Moderate to severe thermal burns require immediate attention from a doctor or burn specialist. Contact with a hot substance can char multiple layers of skin and damage underlying tissue. Thermal trauma may result in skin infections or shock.

      Burn injuries can be devastating, requiring years of medical treatment. Some of the most severe harm can be done through ways other than direct contact with fire, such as lung damage or asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation and heart problems resulting from electrical burns.

      Burn Injury Facts and Statistics

      According to the U.S. Fire Administration, California, Texas and New York have the largest number of fire-related deaths. Substantially more men are injured and killed each year in fires, and people between the ages of 40 and 44 have the highest fire injury rate.

      The ABA estimates that one person dies every 2 hours and 41 minutes in the United States. Injuries related to fire and smoke inhalation killed 3,275 people, 310 of which were vehicle crash fires.

      In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention, burns are listed as one of the five leading causes of deaths for children, costing millions in medical expenses and lost wages.

      Treatment and Recovery for Burn Injuries

      Treatment for burn injuries depends on the nature and degree of the burn. In addition to skin and tissue damage, a burn can cause shock, loss of sensation, and muscular swelling. As noted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, treatment and recovery related to burn injuries are associated with the depth of the injury.

      A massive burn over a large portion of the body can generate “one of the most intense inflammatory states seen in clinical medicine.” A person’s intense inflammatory response may cause them to go into shock, requiring fluid resuscitation.

      If severe, a burn injury victim may be given IV fluid to help minimize further damage to internal organs and prevent dehydration. A third-degree burn can require years of skin grafting surgeries, costing a victim tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. A burn injury victim may also need physical therapy and rehabilitation.

      Because of the potential for disfigurement and the body’s extreme response to burn injuries, many victims require years of pain management and psychological support. Unfortunately, in some cases, burn injuries can be catastrophic where a victim is unable to return to work or continue a normal life without medical assistance. A burn injury of this nature should be investigated by an attorney.

      Liability in Burn Accidents

      If your burn is the result of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Dangerous worksites, defective products, and industrial accidents may all result in liability. If you have a burn-related injury, you should always have your case reviewed by an experienced White Plains burn injury lawyer.

      Determining liability requires a thorough investigation into the cause of the fire or explosion. At Injured 914, our attorneys will work to reconstruct the accident, determining what or who caused your injuries. Burn injury cases can require complex litigation; you need an attorney with the experience and background to go after negligent manufacturers or employers who failed to provide a safe workplace.

      Under Section 214 of New York’s Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP), regardless of whether you are filing a claim for damages under product liability, negligence, or premises liability, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Failure to commence an action for damages within the three-year statute of limitations can result in your recovery being barred.

      Burn Injury Victims May Be Eligible for Compensation

      If you or someone you love was burned as a result of an accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Our White Plains burn injury lawyers are here to help burn victims protect their legal rights and get the financial recovery that they deserve. Medical treatments for burn injuries can be expensive and painful.

      Some burn injury victims need continuing medical treatment. Burn injury victims may be able to receive compensation for past, current, and future medical expenses; lost wages; pain and suffering; and loss of consortium. To have your potential burn injury case evaluated, call our legal team to schedule your initial consultation.

      Helping Injury Victims Get the
      Compensation They Deserve

      Over $100 Million in Verdicts & Settlements for Personal Injury Victims

      When you’re injured in an accident, it can be hard to know where to turn. You need someone who doesn’t just know the law. You need a lawyer who will fight for you to recover the compensation that you need and deserve. For over 35 years, we have represented accident victims and their families to help them maximize their recoveries.

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      Testimonials & Success Stories

      taylor dolcetaylor dolce
      14:45 13 Sep 23
      Jeff Carton and the team were amazing! I had a complicated litigation matter and they made it simple and seamless. Everything was well explained and communicated throughout the process. I would highly recommend Jeff and the entire team at Denlea & Carton!
      Jaimie CawleyJaimie Cawley
      13:13 12 Sep 23
      I cannot be more pleased with the Denlea & Carton firm. The wonderful result of my litigation case far exceeded any expectation. I especially appreciate the work and effort by partner, Jim Denlea. He took up my cause and ultimately was responsible for the great success achieved.
      Aimee LoMedicoAimee LoMedico
      18:36 22 Feb 23
      The Denlea and Carton firm did an excellent job with my case. They explained every aspect of the case and guided me through the entire process. Every time I contacted them with a question or they reached out to me I was met with professionalism, kindness, and an overall willingness to help. I would highly recommend them for litigation services. Their sense of compassion made dealing with a difficult situation bearable. I couldn’t thank them enough.
      Mike PerezMike Perez
      16:57 29 Dec 22
      Hi Mr.John LeifertI just wanted to shoot you a quick note to thank you again for your services. My car accident, I was incredibly stressed the full dealing with insurance companies and sorting out what was my next step towards my injuries. Especially since it was my first time involved in any type of traffic accident, I was so lost and confused!Luckily I discovered your service at the perfect timing. You were able to make sense of the multiple demand letter requests, photo evidence, and medical documents that kept my case in track. You always make sure to follow up with me. I'm so happy we were able to receive a successful outcome. Good luck to you and your associates and thank you again.Miguel Perez
      Joshua EvansJoshua Evans
      01:38 15 Dec 22
      It was ok 😐
      Brandon KommerBrandon Kommer
      13:09 12 Aug 21
      When I needed to take on a leading US automaker, I turned to the White Plains law firm of Denlea & Carton and their commercial litigation team. They filed an action in Federal Court and after three years of hard fought litigation, they helped me to obtain a great result ! Not only for myself, but for consumers around the country. Jeff, Jim and everyone at the firm were superb. They communicated with me regularly, and ensured that I understood everything that was happening. I couldn’t be happier about my representation. If you need a firm that gets great results, and isn’t afraid to go up against large corporations, look no further than Denlea & Carton!
      Laura LaSpisaLaura LaSpisa
      14:26 29 Jun 20
      I researched quite a few firms before deciding on Denlea & Carton, and I couldn’t be happier that I did. They surpassed my expectations in every respect. They were kind, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. They treated my case as if it was their own, and never backed down from the fight with the defendant until they obtained an incredible result for me. There is a difference between law firms, and I’m glad I took the time to realize it. I would recommend Jim and Jeff (and everyone else who helped me) without hesitation. They’re terrific!
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      Meet Our Attorneys

      Upon graduation from law school, Jim became a Westchester County Assistant District Attorney.

      James R. Denlea

      James R. Denlea

      For much of the past decade, Jeff has been recognized annually by his peers as a New York “Super Lawyer”

      Jeffrey I. Carton

      Jeffrey I. Carton

      Bob is an experienced class action lawyer, who has achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for aggrieved

      Robert J. Berg

      Robert J. Berg

      Lindsey Leibowitz, Of Counsel, is an experienced Intellectual Property lawyer specializing in trademark and copyright

      Lindsey Leibowitz

      Lindsey Leibowitz

      Amber Wallace is an experienced complex commercial litigator and a perennial Super Lawyers “Rising Star.

      Amber Wallace

      Amber Wallace

      For over two decades, John has been litigating cases in Federal, state and municipal courts throughout New York and

      John Leifert

      John Leifert

      Craig Cepler is an experienced litigator who has handled all types of cases for clients, including commercial

      Craig Cepler

      Craig Cepler

      Steven has 30-plus years of experience handling complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation, and is a trusted advisor

      Steven Schoenfeld

      Steven Schoenfeld

      Stan Sharovskiy is an experienced commercial litigator and has represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters

      Stan Sharovskiy

      Stan Sharovskiy

      Phil has more than 30 years of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation and dispute...

      Phil Smith

      Phil Smith

      Martin is a transactional attorney with over 30 years of experience in entity formation, mergers, acquisitions,...

      Martin McCann

      Martin McCann

      A former federal prosecutor, Catherine Friesen is an experienced litigator who has practiced extensively...

      Catherine Friesen

      Catherine Friesen

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