Severe burns can have a long-lasting effect on your health and quality of life. In addition to the pain and scarring that burns can cause, you can experience other health consequences that can worsen over time. Your burn injuries could increase the chances of infection or other serious health issues later in life.

If you suffered burns through no fault of your own, a seasoned catastrophic injury attorney might be able to help. Living with these injuries can be expensive, traumatizing, and cause a loss of enjoyment in your life. Let a Buffalo burn injury lawyer assist you in pursuing fair compensation. Contact our office today to learn more about how we could be of service.

Types of Burn Injuries

Not all burn injuries are the same. While many burns occur from contact with a hot object or open flame, numerous other types of burns could also result in severe injury. These burns can leave a person with scarring and disfigurement that lasts a lifetime. With the help of a qualified Buffalo burn injury attorney, it can be possible to hold the negligent person or entity responsible for these burns accountable for their actions. Some of the most common types of burns include:

  • Thermal burns
  • Friction burns
  • Radiation burns
  • Cold burns

From coming into contact with a hot object to being burned by the careless use of radiation, each of these injuries has the potential for devastating effects. A civil lawsuit cannot undo the harm that comes with a burn, but a favorable outcome can assist with the daily challenges these injuries can bring.

Financial Compensation for Burn Injuries

Financial compensation for a burn injury can include recovery for economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses are those that come with a verifiable dollar amount, such as medical bills. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, do not have a specific monetary amount attached and are instead calculated by the severity of impact on the injured party. This can include things such as emotional trauma. Some of the most common sources of compensation that can be recovered after an injury include:

  • Loss of pay from being home during recovery, while seeking medical care, or from being unable to return to work in the same capacity as before due to nerve damage and pain
  • Past and future medical costs, including long-term rehabilitative and follow-up care as well as prescription medications
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional damage and trauma from disfigurement or the impact of the incident on an individual’s psychological wellbeing

A personable Buffalo attorney with experience in burn injury claims can be an indispensable ally when attempting to pursue compensation. They will listen to your story to understand what you are going through and how your injuries have impacted your life. They can also help ensure you have the best medical care available. In addition, they will use the details of your incident and the knowledge they gain from being in your corner to advocate on your behalf for the full amount of damages you need and deserve.

Reach Out to a Buffalo Burn Injury Attorney for Compassionate Legal Counsel

The pain, scarring, and disfigurement that often comes with a severe burn could leave a lasting effect on your health and happiness. You do not have to face this difficult and confusing time alone.

Let a Buffalo burn injury lawyer help you seek what you need to begin putting your life back in order. Contact Richmond Vona today to schedule a private and free consultation.

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With over 25 years of combined personal injury experience, our co-founding attorneys, John E. Richmond and Keith R. Vona, have helped injury victims and their family members recover more than $150 million in financial relief.
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John E. Richmond
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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable.
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Keith R. Vona
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In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys.
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