Burn Injuries Lawyer in Southbury, CT

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Southbury, CT

Burn Injuries & Burn Accident Attorney in Southbury, CT

Burn injuries can leave survivors with extensive physical and psychological scars and damage. Healing from them can be a lifelong journey that impacts not only survivors but their family and friends. Burn injuries are common but oftentimes preventable.  

If you have suffered a burn injury in Southbury as a result of someone else’s negligence and/or wrongdoing, call Buckley Wynne & Parese today. We offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation.

Types of Burns

Friction Burns – Cold Burns – Thermal Burns – Radiation Burns – Chemical Burns – Electrical Burns

Causes of Burn Injuries in Southbury, CT

  • Cooking Fires
  • Smoking
  • Heating- Portable Space Heaters, Wood Stoves
  • Candles
  • Faulty Electrical Installation
  • Locked Fire Exits
  • Hazardous Materials Improperly Stored
  • Scalding Water or Pipes
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Truck/Tanker Explosions
  • Assaults/Fights

The Center for Disease Control’s Key Burn Prevention Tips for Children

Be “Alarmed.”  Install and maintain smoke alarms in your home—on every floor and near all rooms family members sleep in. Test your smoke alarms once a month to make sure they are working properly. Use long-life batteries when possible.

Have an Escape Plan. Create and practice a family fire escape plan, and involve kids in the planning. Make sure everyone knows at least two ways out of every room and identify a central meeting place outside.

Cook with Care. Use safe cooking practices, such as never leaving food unattended on the stove. Also, supervise or restrict children’s use of stoves, ovens, and especially microwaves.

Check Water Heater Temperature. Set your water heater’s thermostat to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. Infants and small children may not be able to get away from water that may be too hot, and maintaining a constant thermostat setting can help control the water temperature throughout your home—preventing it from getting too high. Test the water at the tap if possible.

Source: CDC

Burn Treatment

The Connecticut Burn Center at Yale New Haven Health’s Bridgeport Hospital

The Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital was established. Through the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons, this Burn Center is one of sixty-seven verified Burn Centers in the United States and the only Burn Center in Connecticut. Their multidisciplinary physicians treat nearly 200 inpatients and over 800 outpatients each year.

Source: Understanding Burn Care


Connecticut and Fireworks

Consumer Laws on Fireworks in Southbury

Hand-Held and Ground-Based Sparking Devices: These are permitted as long as they are non-explosive and non-aerial. Each device cannot contain more than 100 grams of pyrotechnic composition. One must be 16 years of age to purchase.

Consumer Fireworks: These are illegal. This includes multiple tube sparkling devices that exceed 100 grams of pyrotechnic composition.

The National Safety Council- “Best to Leave Fireworks to Experts”

The National Safety Council estimates that each year, fireworks cause an average 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires and nearly 17,000 other fires resulting in thousands of injuries.

Safety Tips


  • Never Use Fireworks While Impaired by Drugs or Alcohol
  • Never Allow Young Children to Handle Fireworks
  • Older Children Should Use Them Only Under Close Adult Supervision
  • Anyone Using Fireworks or Standing Nearby Should Wear Protective Eyewear
  • Never Light them Indoors
  • Only Use them Away from People, Houses and Flammable Material
  • Only Light One Device at a Time and Maintain a Safe Distance After Lighting
  • Never Ignite Devices in a Container
  • Do Not Try to Re-Light or Handle Malfunctioning Fireworks
  • Soak Unused Fireworks in Water for a Few Hours before Discarding
  • Keep a Bucket of Water Nearby to Fully Extinguish Fireworks that Don’t Go Off or in Case of a Fire

Source: National Safety Council 

Buckley Wynne & Parese Wants to Help

If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries in Southbury as a result of the negligence and/or wronging of others, please call us immediately. Here at BWP, we understand the profound effects that burn injuries can have on victims and their families. Early investigation is necessary to identify all responsible parties. Our Southbury attorneys will meet you anywhere at any time whether that’s a hospital, a home, a restaurant, or the office for a free consultation. We want to do what is easiest for you at a very overwhelming time. Below are some areas in which we can help you and your family recover.

  • Medical and Financial Costs and Burdens
  • Lost Wages and Impaired Earnings
  • Non-Economic Damages which includes Pain and Anguish and Mental Suffering
  • Out of Pocket or Miscellaneous Expenses

Southbury Personal Injury Lawyer: 1.800.445.2278

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Client Reviews of Our Southbury, CT Personal Injury Attorneys

    Friendly, professional and VERY responsive!

    Friendly, professional and VERY responsive!

    Attorney John Buckley was highly recommended to me by quite a few people and upon my first meeting to discuss my case, I knew immediately that I was in good hands. He took his time to explain everything to me in great detail and stayed in communication throughout my entire case. His staff was also extremely friendly, professional and VERY responsive! I actually never had to reach out about my case because they over-communicated with me from beginning to end. My accident was very unfortunate, but I’m extremely grateful I was working with Attorney Buckley through it all! I highly recommend this law firm!!!

    - Jamie B.

    Respectful, extremely knowledgeable, & understanding

    Respectful, extremely knowledgeable, & understanding

    Recently engaged BWP concerning a motor vehicle accident. From the initial consult, and continuing throughout the entire process, John Parese and the entire staff were respectful, extremely knowledgeable, understanding of my goals and supportive to work towards achieving the best possible outcome. It was a very seamless, friendly relationship and a firm that I would highly recommend to anyone.

    - Robert T.

    Couldn’t have been happier with the services I received!

    Couldn’t have been happier with the services I received!

    I contacted BWP in June 2019, after I was hit by a drunk driver. John Wynne was my attorney. I couldn’t have been happier with the services I received. Everyone I dealt with was very professional and made sure I had all the help I needed. I highly recommend this law firm.

    - Valerie

    Quick and consistent.

    Quick and consistent.

    John Buckley was quick and consistent in relaying information to me regarding litigation, and he and his staff were always very supportive of any requests I made. John’s experience and strategic expertise made the difference in dealing with the insurance company, and we achieved the best possible outcome thanks to his vigilance. Cannot recommend BWP highly enough!

    - Richard

    Thorough, caring, and patient.

    Thorough, caring, and patient.

    I don't have the words to describe how wonderful John Parese was to work with. He took my family and I under his wing during a difficult time. He was by our side for 3 years while I was treated. He was thorough, caring, and patient. He was always there to answer questions and made us feel that he was in our corner. John explained our options and walked us through the process many times. It was WAY outside of my comfort zone to go to litigation, but he believed in me and my case. He was phenomenal in court and I was very proud to be part of his team. We are forever thankful and would recommend him to anyone!

    - The Yanellis

    Kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable.

    Kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable.

    John Parese is an excellent attorney who provided care that was needed at an extremely difficult and a long period of time. He and his team are very dedicated and gave professional guidance in various aspects. I am very grateful for having received a degree of release for the painful accident, and trauma which was unfortunate and terrifying. Mr. Parese is very kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable. I'd highly recommend his help to people in need.

    - Xueping Q.

    Two thumbs up!

    Two thumbs up!

    John Parese is an amazing attorney! He constantly checked in with me to make sure I was feeling better after my accident and gave me updates on where we were in the process. I never doubted that I was in good hands. Thank you John and also to your team! Two thumbs up!

    - Kristen R.

    Wonderful staff.

    Wonderful staff.

    Wonderful staff. They gave the impression that they really care for their clients. I will call on them again if I need in the future.

    - Kelly B.

    Excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients.

    Excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients.

    John has assisted me with several issues. He is an excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients. I was able to recover medically knowing John was fully handling the insurance and issues with my case. I will continue to use him in the future.

    - Danielle Q.

    Very professional and his team is wonderful!

    Very professional and his team is wonderful!

    Attorney Parese helped me with my car accident. He is very professional and his team is wonderful. I highly recommend his services for car accidents!!! Thank you John.

    - Walter P.