It is well documented that there is no pain more excruciating than that of being burned.
Unfortunately, in addition to the extraordinary pain, burn victims are often subjected to long grueling recoveries, which include surgery and can result in permanent disfigurement.
When the victim is scarred on the face or other plainly visible area, the emotional fallout that results can also be psychologically devastating. This can have lasting effects on the victim’s overall quality of life.
When an individual has suffered a burn injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, under New York law, that victim is entitled to monetary compensation.
It is only fair that those responsible be made to pay for the medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering, both physical and emotional.
Unfortunately, victims of burn accidents must deal with large insurance companies that will try everything in their power to pay out as little as possible. That is just one reason why it is crucial that burn victims have an attorney who specializes in personal injury and burn accident cases.
Burn injuries can result from a variety of accidents, including:
Regardless of how the burn injuries occurred, The Bonfante Law Firm has both the experience and expertise needed to defeat the insurance companies and their attorneys, and recover the monetary compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury Law Is All We Do: My professional calling is helping accident victims receive the justice they deserve. It is what drives me each day. I am singularly immersed in personal injury law and up to date on any changes in the law that will affect your burn accident case. In New York, the law that governs these matters is complex. There are many factors that determine whether an accident victim is entitled to monetary compensation. My wealth of experience in this area will ensure that you get the maximum amount possible for your case.
One-On-One Consultation: We will meet in person in one of my three convenient office locations. If you are in too much pain to travel, we can meet in your home, hospital room, or rehab facility. We will discuss the facts of your particular case in detail and discuss all available options. I will be the lawyer you see on day one and the lawyer that is by your side all the way thru the conclusion of your case.
Prompt, Exhaustive Investigation: My team and I will review accident reports, dispatch our investigators to interview eyewitnesses, and take their statements. We will hire any experts required to proving your case. We will obtain photographs of whatever caused you to be scalded or burned, and identify all the responsible parties. We will locate any insurance coverage that applies to your case so that we obtain the maximum amount of money possible for your pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, medical bills, lost wages and out of pocket expenses.
Aggressive Representation: I will negotiate with the other side when it is in your best interest, or fight them in court, all the way to a trial by jury if necessary to deliver the justice you deserve.
Insider Knowledge of Big Insurance: I started my career working for a major insurance company. My knowledge and experience will work to your advantage. I know exactly what to do in order to head off the insurance companies’ attempts to minimize, deny, or destroy your claim.
You’ll Always be Treated Like a Person, Never Just Another File: I will return your calls personally. I will take the time to explain everything in a clear, concise way; I will listen to your questions and concerns. You will be made to understand what’s happening with your case every step of the way.
Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the accident.
Make out an accident report stating your version of what happened.
Do not – under any circumstances – sign anything,
including any accident or incident report(s) made out by someone else.
Do not allow anyone to take a recorded statement from you until you contact us.
If you were burned by a scalding beverage (such as coffee, tea, or hot chocolate), save the cup and lid – if applicable.
Take pictures of your injuries (cuts, bruises, burns, scarring, stitches, staples, etc.).
Take clear color photos showing whatever caused your accident from several different angles,
and varying distances in daylight.
If you have not already done so, get to an emergency room to be examined immediately
so that the appropriate tests can be performed to determine the extent of your injuries.
Contact your family doctor right away to get prescriptions for any necessary pain medication,
as well as referrals to see the appropriate specialists (i.e Orthopedist, Neurologist, Chiropractor, Physical therapist, etc.).
See to it that you get the appropriate diagnostic tests (such as X-Rays, MRI’s, or CT-Scans)
performed before too much time passes. The doctors or other health care providers who examine you
will be able to inform you which test(s) are applicable based on the symptoms you are experiencing.
If you are unable to work due to your injuries, get a letter of disability
from your treating physician(s) and/or chiropractor.
Keep track of any time you missed from work as a result of your injuries, as well as your lost wages.
Keep track of any out of pocket expenses you incur related to your injuries (co-pays, deductibles, etc.).
Keep a log or journal, to record the frequency of your treatment, as well as the pain you are experiencing,
making sure to note all of the specific parts of your body that hurt, along with the frequency and severity of the pain.
Do not speak to anyone about your case until you consult with us to protect your rights under the law. We will consult with you at no cost or obligation, to see if you have a case that is worth pursuing. Then we will advise you as to the available options and give you our professional opinion as to which strategy is best suited to your particular case.
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