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New Jersey Burn Injury Lawyers

Protecting the rights of those suffering from burn injuries throughout the state

Even first- and second-degree burns result in searing pain and tissue damage that can take days and weeks to heal. Burns of third degree or higher though, are more than just skin deep. If you suffered serious burn injuries from a fire, explosion, electrical shock, or chemical exposure, talk to a New Jersey personal injury lawyer on the burn injury litigation team at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP. We have offices in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River for the convenience of clients throughout the state.

Burn injury statistics

Nearly everyone has experienced a painful burn injury at some point in their lives. The American Burn Injury Association (ABA) estimates that about 450,000 patients are treated in emergency departments for burns each year in the United States. Of these burn injuries, which do not include burns treated in private medical offices, community health centers or hospital clinics, about 3,400 people who suffer a serious burn injury will die each year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that burns are the third leading cause of death in the home. The following are a few statistics related to burn injury from the ABA:

  • 44% of admissions to burn centers result from fire or flame burns
  • Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of unintentional death and injury in the United States
  • Of the 3,400 burn injury deaths each year, about 2,550 are from residential fires, 300 of those are from vehicle crash fires, and 550 are from flames, smoke inhalation, scalding, and electricity
  • 96.7% of those treated in burn centers will survive

Common causes of burn injuries

Serious burn injury may result from any type of accident such as:

Our experienced New Jersey burn injury attorneys understand the physical, emotional, and psychological injuries that occur when a client has suffered serious burns. Whether the burns occurred in a car crash, being in a burning building on someone else’s property, from a defective product, or in a workplace injury, we are here to pursue justice for you in the form of compensation for your injuries and other losses.

Classification of burn injuries

Burns have a wide range of severity from causing pain and redness when you scald your skin from a steaming pot on the stove, to the life-threatening, third-degree burns that can penetrate through the layers of skin, fat, and muscle down to the bone. There are three classifications for burn injuries:

  • First degree burns cause injury to the top layer of skin. It may cause redness, blistering, and pain and can be treated with first aid ointment.
  • Second-degree burns penetrate the first two layers of skin, can cause significant scarring and in some cases requires skin grafts to completely heal the burned areas.
  • Third-degree burns penetrate all the layers of skin and destroy the layers of tissue resulting in permanent scarring. A third-degree burn will require skin grafts to repair and is susceptible to infection throughout the healing process.

Burn injuries are becoming increasingly survivable

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that people who have burns covering 90 percent of their bodies can survive, but many will have permanent impairments. This remarkable improvement in the treatment of burn injuries can be attributed largely to NIH-sponsored research which revealed best practices for fluid resuscitation, wound cleaning, skin replacement, infection control, and nutritional support. These advances have transformed clinical practice, improved survival rates, and improved the health, functioning, and quality of life for survivors of burn injuries. Advances in bioengineering and cell culturing techniques have allowed scientists to grow replacement skin based on a patient’s own tissues, which allows for more natural healing, better function, and less scarring than traditional wound dressings.

A seemingly miraculous burn injury treatment technology called ReCell, is essentially spray-on skin, which uses the patient’s own skin cells and stem cells to heal severe burns and regenerate skin cells. A story in Newsweek Magazine shows before and after images of a patient whose arm was burned who was treated with ReCell and then five days later the arm looked almost as good as new.

Burns are more than skin deep

Pain is one of the lingering effects of burn injuries. Burns heal very slowly and as the layers of skin heal, it can cause tremendous pain and itching. Permanent scarring can cause disfigurement and contractures where scar tissues build up and hinder the free movement of joints can occur.

In addition to the physical damage caused by burns, the psychological damage left from extensive scarring on the face and other parts of the body can never be fully repaired. Even if they recover fully from the pain and physical injury, burn victims with serious scar wounds and disfigurement face a lifetime of lost opportunities for employment and social acceptance. Burn victims face devastating psychological injuries caused by heavy scars, and from post-traumatic stress disorder from the memories of the traumatic accident.

At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, our burn injury lawyers handle serious burn injury cases involving catastrophic injuries and long-term physical and financial damages. We have earned a reputation for integrity among judges and insurance defense attorneys. When we accept a case, it will be thoroughly prepared with the clearest evidence possible for maximum money damages.

Work with aggressive NJ burn injury lawyers

From offices in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, our personal injury lawyers in New Jersey advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation matters throughout the state of New Jersey. Call our office at 732-384-1331 or contact us to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey burn injury lawyer.

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"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

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"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

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"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

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"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

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"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

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"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

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I would highly recommend his firm.

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