Burn Injury Lawsuits in New Jersey
Tens of Millions Collected for Serious Injury Victims
If you suffered severe burns in an accident, The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. may be able to hold the at-fault party responsible for your present and future costs. Call (800) 909-8129 for a free review of your legal options.
Burn injuries are the costliest injuries to treat. They come with the longest hospital stays and management costs of any ER admission, and treatment requires multiple surgeries, expensive equipment, and high-demand specialists. Altogether, the lifetime cost of a severe burn ranged from $100,000 to nearly $1 million.
One study from the Consumer Product Safety Commission found that the lifetime costs for even moderate burns was between $55,000 and $68,000—just for medical costs. An analysis (a study of other studies) found that 80.4 percent of the cost of a burn injury was non-medical. Every year, the average burn patient can expect to pay $80,000 in non-medical or indirect costs due to their injuries.
These indirect costs included:
- Loss of quality of life and well-being
- Loss of work time, earning ability
- Loss of income from family caretakers
- Transportation to/from surgery
- Home care costs
A third study found that the people who were most likely to suffer severe burns were the least able to afford it. Most burn victims come from low-income households, and the decreased access to quality medical care meant a higher likelihood of complications. Burn injury complications tended to magnify the lifetime cost of the injury and contributed to a lower quality of life.
- Psychological trauma
- Degradation of the skin
- Infections and organ failure
- Skin graft failure
Speak with the Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C.
Founded in 1987, our New Jersey personal injury attorney has collected tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements—money that helped our clients recover from their life-altering injuries. Unlike many other firms, our firm becomes an integral part of every client’s life. We make sure insurance companies cover the costly treatments you need. We fight to get the federal government to grant you disability benefits. Whatever you need to make your life better, we’ll fight to get it for you.
Our firm takes no upfront fees, and we only receive payment if your case wins. If you’re wondering how much your case is worth (or if you have one to begin with), we’ll give you straight talk and honest answers. Our team will travel wherever you need us—at the hospital, at home, or anywhere else. Speak with us today.
Call our law firm at (800) 909-8129 or contact us online for a free case consultation. We look forward to getting you answers. Se habla español.
Experienced & Proven Success Since 1987
Personally Assisted Thousands of Individuals
Tens of Millions Recovered for Our Clients
Q:How is a personal injury claim different from a personal injury lawsuit?
A:If you wish to hold the person responsible for your injuries liable, it is important to know the differences between a claim and a lawsuit. A personal injury claim is the first step, when your attorney files against the parties responsible or liable for the injury. A personal injury lawsuit comes after the claim, taking place in a court of law, if the original claim did not yield the compensation desired by the plaintiffs.
Q:What is negligence?
A:Negligence is one of the key aspects of any personal injury case. Negligence occurs when a person or party does not act with the proper amount of care and caution that a reasonable person would use to prevent harm or injury to another individual, or when the person or party does something harmful that a careful and reasonable person would not have done in a similar situation.
Q:How important is negligence to my case?
A:Negligence is perhaps the most integral factor in an injury claim or lawsuit, and in order to fight for justice against the liable party (also called the defendant), you must first be able to prove their negligence and that it is the direct cause of your injuries.