Hudson Valley Burn Injury Lawyer
Helping Victims of Serious Burn Injuries Recover Compensation for Surgery, Therapy, Rehabilitation & More
Most of us have experienced a burn at some point in our lives. But generally, after a few minutes under cold water and perhaps some first-aid cream, we’re on the road to recovery. For those who sustain a severe burn injury, however—whether on the job, as the result of a car accident, or due to a dangerous product—the road to recovery is long and challenging. At Dupée & Monroe, P.C., a burn injury lawyer is prepared to walk that road with you, working tirelessly to help you recover your health, livelihood, and wellbeing.
Types of Burn Injury Cases We Handle
Burn injury claims can arise from numerous accident and injury scenarios, all of which we handle at Dupée & Monroe, P.C.—namely, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, dangerous premises, and dangerous products. For example:
- An auto collision can cause the gas in a vehicle to ignite, resulting in severe burns to the occupants.
- A fire can occur in any workplace, but construction sites are especially hazardous when it comes to burn injuries, including electrical burns and chemical burns.
- Hot coffee and tap water can result in scalding injuries, with children and the elderly being the most susceptible.
- Dangerous and defective products may spark and overheat, causing a burn, or they can start a fire, leading to burn and smoke injuries.
Damage & Complications Associated with Burn Injuries
One of the first things burn injury victims learn is that the term “burn” means more than simply the burning sensation associated with this injury. Indeed, burns are characterized by severe skin damage that causes the affected skin cells to die, and the most serious burns require immediate emergency medical care to prevent complications and death. Third-degree burns extend through every layer of skin, and without surgery, these wounds heal with severe scarring and contracture. There is no set timeline for complete spontaneous healing of third-degree burns.
With burn injuries also comes the risk of complications, including infections, blood loss, breathing problems and shock. Tetanus, which affects the nervous system, eventually leading to problems with muscle contraction, is another possible complication with burns of all levels. Severe burns can even cause hypothermia (low body temperatures) and hypovolemia (low blood volume). Hypothermia results from excessive loss of body heat from the injury, while hypovolemia occurs when the body loses too much blood from a burn.
Talk to an Experienced New York Burn Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe burn injury due to the negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing of another, please contact Dupée & Monroe, P.C. for a free initial consultation. Our New York burn injury attorneys have been handling serious personal injury cases for over thirty years, and we can help you, too. Call 845-294-8900.