According to the American Burn Association, 486,000 burn injuries received medical treatment in 2016 alone. In addition to this, 73% of these burn injuries occur at one’s home. The extent of a burn injury can range from mild to catastrophic. To prevent these injuries from happening, make sure that you utilize fire alarms and fire extinguishers properly.
Burn injuries are somewhat problematic because the victim is usually unaware of the source of the fire. Was your burn injury caused by faulty wiring or some other electrical source? Is this because someone failed to do their job correctly? Burn injuries even vary in their intensity with 3rd degree burns being the worst. A large amount of 2nd degree burns or any 3rd degree burns would reasonably fall under catastrophic injuries.
Whether your burn was caused by a defective product or boiling water, you may be able to receive compensation for your suffering. An experienced attorney can help investigate liability in these matters and help determine if there is an at fault party. If you or your loved one has suffered a burn injury, please call the Law Office of John R. Vitola to ensure that experience is on your side.