Did you know that nearly half a million burn injuries are treated each year in the United States? There is also a civilian fire that happens every 2 hours and 40 minutes in this country, and there is a civilian fire injury happening every 34 minutes.
Of the fires reported in 2015, 48 percent of those happened outside and 37 percent happened in structures like houses and other buildings. 13 percent of those fires were vehicle fires.
There are many types of burns. Common burns include chemical burns, electric burns, friction burns, and flame injuries. Many burn injuries are preventable. Sometimes, burn injuries occur because someone else was acting recklessly or carelessly and did not take preventive measures.
When this happens, victims of burns could find legal relief through filing a personal injury claim. If you’ve suffered from a burn injury because of the negligent actions of another person or entity, you could seek compensation for your injuries through filing a personal injury claim.
A personal injury lawyer with experience and diligence could help you. At Frekhtman & Associates, we are able to help you with your claim. Contact us today at (212) 222-1111.
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