A burn injury can be one of the most devastating injuries a person can sustain, both physically and emotionally. Yearly, close to .5 million people in the United States sustain burn injuries, says the ABA.
Burn Incidence and Treatment in the United States:
Burn Injuries Receiving Medical Treatment: 450,000
This general estimate is derived mainly from federal surveys which provide annual estimates of hospital admissions and visits to hospital emergency departments.
Fire/Burn/Smoke Inhalation Deaths Per Year: 3,400
This total includes 2,550 deaths from residential fires, 300 from vehicle crash fires, and 550 from other sources (approximately 150 deaths from flame burns or smoke inhalation in non-residential fires, 400 from contact with electricity, scalding liquids or hot objects). Fire and burn deaths are combined because deaths from burns in fires cannot always be distinguished from deaths from toxic smoke or other non-burn causes.
Serious burn injury cases can be complex and require someone experienced with handling catastrophic injury cases. Often times, there may be several parties at fault, depending on the specifics of the case. Orlando burn injury attorney, David Heil, can help you understand all your rights and assess the appropriate level of compensation based on actual damages beyond the physical injury.
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