Haledon, NJ – Firefighter Burned in Three-Alarm Fire on Henry StNY/NJ Legal News
Haledon, NJ (October 05, 2022) – A firefighter is in the hospital with burns to both of his legs after fighting a fire that damaged a multi-family home in Haledon on Monday, October 3rd.
Another firefighter was treated for exhaustion.
The three-alarm blaze broke out on the top floor of the two-and-a-half wood-frame house, located in the area of Legion Street and Henry Street, at about 2:30 p.m.
Crews had the main part of the fire contained in about 30 minutes and fully under control by 4:00 p.m.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Burn Injuries in New Jersey
Almost all legal claims are governed by a statute of limitations, which sets a deadline for filing. If you fail to file your claim before the statute of limitations lapses, you will be barred from collecting any compensation.
In New Jersey, burn injury claims must be filed within two years from the day of the cause of action, meaning two years from the day you received your injury.
If, however, you were unaware at the time that your injury may have been the result of negligence, the discovery rule could allow for the statute to be extended. Under this exception, the statute does not toll until the day you learn or reasonably should have learned that you had grounds to bring a lawsuit.
If you lost a family member to a burn injury caused by negligence and you wish to file a wrongful death suit, the statute is two years from the day of death.
The best way to establish when the statute of limitations for your unique claim runs out is to speak with a reputable New Jersey burn injury lawyer.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward after a serious burn injury. Contact the burn injury lawyers at Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.