Burn injuries can be some of the most painful and life altering injuries that someone can suffer. Burn injuries can occur from explosions, chemical burns, electrical burns, scalding burns, radiation burns and thermal burns. After the initial pain is gone burn victims are often left with infections, scarring, disfigurement, sensitivity to temperature change, skin contractures, psychological injuries and nerve damage.
Our attorneys at Bournazos & Matarangas PLLC are experienced in representing the victims of burn accidents. Bournazos Matarangas Law PLLC, made history in obtaining an $18.7 million judgment in favor of our client, a man who was severely burned in a Bronx apartment fire. Of the $18.7 million dollar judgment, $16 million was awarded for pain and suffering by the jury. The defendants appealed the case to the New York State Court of Appeals. The New York Court of Appeals declined to reduce the award making the $16 million pain and suffering portion of the award the highest ever sustained in the history of New York State. With interest the judgment had value of over $24.5 million.
The accident occurred while our client was refinishing a floor in an apartment building complex when the lacquer he was applying ignited as a result of a stove pilot light not being turned off. The gas in the apartment was not shut off by the management company before our client began refinishing the floor. Our client was engulfed in flames for over 6 minutes. He ran down 17 flights of stairs while on fire until firemen put out the flames. He suffered second and third degree burns to over half his body. He underwent 15 surgeries as a result of his injuries. He spent over six months in the hospital and rehabilitation facilities.
On the heels of this historic victory, we were able to obtain $3,500,000.00 for an electrician who was burnt due to an electrical explosion despite defendant’s claim it was worker error.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a burn related injury call Bournazos & Matarangas PLLC. We will evaluate and investigate your case, retain the appropriate experts, file all the necessary documents and aggressively advocate on your behalf to maximize your recovery.
Whether you have a new case or an existing case that you would like reviewed, call us toll-free at (866) LAW-0100. Click here to contact our New York burn injury attorneys.