Burn Injuries on the Rise in the United States

According to the American Burn Association, at least 450,000 people sustain serious burn injuries in the United States each year. In 2014 alone, “there were 3,275 recorded deaths from fire and smoke inhalation injuries.” A 2016 report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality states that the total costs for the treatment of burns in 2010 were approximately $1.5 billion, with another $5 billion in costs associated with lost work.

            Serious burns occur in a wide variety of ways, including car accidents, oil rig explosions, gas explosions, electrical explosions, defective machinery, elevator accidents, house fires, airplane crashes, helicopter crashes, and household appliance accidents.

Most burn injuries are entirely preventable. Further, severe burn injuries are usually the result of negligence, gross negligence, and defective products. Victims of these types of accidents are entitled to just compensation for their injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed under the same or similar circumstances, call the law firm of Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner is the longest-standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.