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New Jersey Burn Injuries

Posted by Matt Rooney | Feb 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fire, Explosions Or Even Hot Surfaces Can Result in Life-Changing Damages

2nd degree burn to the right hand. Most non-lawyers think of car accidents when the phrase “personal injury” is invoked, but some of the most severe and damaging injuries have relatively simple but destructive causes. According to the United States Fire Administration, the U.S. experienced 364,500 residential fires in 2011 (the most recent year for which data is available) and 85,400 non-residential fires. Resulting combined monetary losses total over $9 billion but the human toll is the most concerning, including 15,000 fire-related injuries and 2,530 deaths.  Fire or explosions can obviously strike in other places, too, including at camp sites or inside of a motor vehicle, but a number of different things can cause burns including defective products, electricity, flammable liquids, hot objects at a local store, or even trips to the amusement park.  Injuries may involve scarring, hospital bills, surgery, physical limitations or wrongful death. Other potential damages may include significant rehabilitation costs and expenses related to lifetime medical care in more serious cases; victims may even experience  Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome  and require psychological care. Experienced attorneys can work with you to present a winning case. Don't let the complexities of New Jersey's legal system deter you from pursuing the recovery you deserve following your burn accident. As mentioned above, you may be entitled to damages including compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and other compensation if you or a loved one has suffered injuries resulting from burns, smoke inhalation or even explosions. The personal injury attorneys at DeMichele & DeMichele will thoroughly evaluate your potential claim, explain the litigation process in-depth and,  vigorously labor to compile the physical and medical evidence necessary to meet New Jersey's applicable legal standards and establish a successful personal injury case to help you recover. To arrange a free personal injury consultation with DeMichele & DeMichele, please click here to contact us online today or call (856) 546-1350 to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys.

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Matt Rooney

Practice Areas: Family Law (including Divorce, Alimony, Child Support, and Domestic Violence); Municipal Court; Personal Injury; Residential Real Estate; Civil Litigation; Collections.

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