The Centers for Disease Control reports that deaths from fires and burns are the fifth most common cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States and the third leading cause of fatal home injury. If you or someone close to you was burned or killed in a fire, please contact an attorneys today to explore your options.
Burn Injury Statistics in America
According to recent report by the U.S. Fire Administration:
- Fires claimed 3,675 lives and caused 7,925 injuries among the civilian population of the U.S.
- Fires killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined.
- 83 percent of all civilian fire deaths occurred in residences.
- Direct property loss due to fires was estimated at $10.7 billion.
While smoking and cooking are the top two causes of residential home fires, people are seriously injured and killed by car fires, clothes dryer fires, electrical fires, scalding by hot liquids, chemical burns, and more.
Burn injuries are extremely painful and often disfiguring. A victim may have scars that last a lifetime, even after several skin grafting surgeries.
Who will pay the medical bills? How will you support yourself if you are too injured to work? Will you ever be able to return to your old life? Devastating psychological damage can result because your looks are damaged for life.
The Orlando personal injury attorneys of The Umansky Law Firm give you the information you want and the help you need during this challenging time. If your injury was caused by carelessness or negligence, we will file an injury lawsuit and aggressively pursue full and fair monetary compensation for the damages you have suffered.
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