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Burn & Smoke Inhalation

Burn & Smoke Inhalation

New York City Burn Victim Lawyers

$7 Million jury verdict (reduced on appeal)for two badly burned victims in an explosion

Rubenstein & Rynecki and its predecessor law firm have been handling cases for victims of fires for over thirty five years including a major high profile fire tragedy with numerous victims as well as wrongful death and injury cases for burn victims of fire and smoke inhalation.

The law firm of Rubenstein & Rynecki is experienced handling New York City burn injury cases.  Not only are the injuries very painful, but they are also disfiguring and in many cases permanently limit physical ability.
It is important that burn victims receive immediate legal attention as well as the best medical care possible.  If you have been burned in a fire or suffered from smoke inhalation or explosion, it is important you immediately consult a New York City burn injury lawyer.   There is no charge for a burn victim or smoke inhalation victim to have a consultation by phone or in person with our law firm.

If you were injured in a fire in an apartment, office building or vehicle, you need to know how the law protects you and your family.  After an injury, you will need to know your legal rights get advice regarding quality medical care, and know how to deal with medical bills, loss of income and the pain and suffering caused by the injury.  We can help.

Our law firm works with fire safety experts when representing burn or smoke inhalation victims or fires.

Representing NYC Burn Victims Since 1972

Many burn injuries happen in home fires.  Many are the result of the negligence of landlords or manufactures of products.  Causes of fire can include, smoke-detector failures, defective heating equipment, defective cooking equipment, defective electrical distribution and lighting equipment.  Heaters: Such as baseboard heaters, Kerosene heaters, hot water heaters, and other heating elements.  Gas and electrical fires: Such as overheated electrical cords, sparks from an electrical cord, gas leaks, leaking propane tanks, propane explosions, and other electrical or gas explosion fires.  Kitchen fires: such as grease fires, defective appliances, stove tipovers, oven fires, and other cooking fires.  Other fire hazards: such as a child playing with a cigarette lighters, a candle that falls over, a candle that falls from a wall scone, or negligent utility repairs.

Damages for victims of fire can include damages for medical expenses, disfigurement, plastic surgery, loss of past and future earnings, disability, rehabilitation services, ongoing care, reimbursement for pain and suffering, psychological suffering.

If you have been injured in a fire, contact Rubenstein & Rynecki.

Case Results

  • $62 million verdict

    $62 million verdict for medical malpractice causing double amputation

  • $22.9 million verdict

    $22.9 million verdict (reduced on appeal) for a motorcyclist struck by a milk truck in Queens

  • $17.9 million

    $17.9 million for medical malpractice causing amputation of hands and feet