Burn Injury Attorneys
Burn Injury Lawsuits in New Jersey
According to U.S. Vital Statistics and the National Burn Center, some 3,400 people died in 2013 from burns or smoke inhalation. That includes 2,550 fatalities from residential fires, 300 from vehicle crash fires, and 400 from contact with electricity, scalding liquids, or hot objects.
Thermal, chemical, electrical, and radiation burn injuries hospitalize and kill thousands of people annually. Severely injured patients often require specialized care, as well as long-term physical and psychological treatment.
The survival rate for burn injuries is remarkably high. Nearly ninety-seven percent of patients survived, but many are left with disfiguring skin injuries and large medical bills. Many of our injured clients have been treated at the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center through skin grafts and other treatments.
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman has extensive experience in representing victims who have suffered severe burns. We have successfully represented numerous victims in burn injury lawsuits, including several family members severely burned in a gas explosion that resulted in a $19.2 million settlement, a $4.7 million product liability settlement on behalf of a mechanic who was severely disfigured in a fire caused by a defective product, and a $3.69 million construction accident settlement on behalf of a client who was severely burned while working as an electrician’s assistant at a construction site. Having an aggressive, experienced law firm at your side is vital when dealing with the aftermath of an accident that resulted in a fire or explosion and has caused severe burns.
NJ Burn Injury Lawsuits
If you or a loved one has sustained serious burn injuries, please contact Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman. We have been named to the Best New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers list by the Best Lawyers in America publication. One of our aggressive injury lawyers will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your case.