Burn injuries can be among the most painful and devastating imaginable, sometimes resulting in permanent disfigurement, scarring, amputation, and emotional and mental trauma. Victims can also suffer a lifetime of recurring surgeries and medical problems associated with the burning.
Burn injuries can happen when a person comes in contact with:
- flames — for example, from a car catching fire due to a wreck; from a defective product like a space heater that doesn’t work properly; from industrial equipment at work in a manufacturing shop environment; or a gas-powered machine such a lawnmower that explodes.
- scalding liquids such as decorative fire pots
- corrosive chemicals
- hot objects
- live high-voltage electrical wires
- other dangerous substances.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, deaths from burns or fires are the third leading cause of fatal home injuries. In 2010 in the United Sates on average, someone died from a fire every 169 minutes, and a person was injured every 30 minutes.
Groups At Risk
Fires and burn injuries affect people from all walks of life. However, some groups tend to be more at risk for fire-related injuries and deaths. These groups include:
- Children four years old and younger
- Adults ages 65 and older
- People with lower incomes
- Individuals living in rural areas
- People living in manufactured homes or substandard housing.
If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries, call the experienced Oklahoma and Arkansas personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr today at 1-800-697-6413 or contact us online. Based on the circumstances of your accident, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your current and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. There is no cost to you for our initial phone conversation. Additionally, since we work on a contingency fee basis, you pay for our services only if we settle or win your case.
For nearly 40 years, Carr & Carr lawyers have been helping injury and accident victims obtain the compensation and care they deserve. With offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Springdale in Northwest Arkansas, our attorneys can meet with you wherever you may be.