In 2012, about 450,000 people suffered from burn injuries in the U.S. that required medical treatment, according to the American Burn Association. While approximately 3,400 people died last year in the U.S. as a result of their severe burn injuries, about 40,000 individuals had to be hospitalized due to their burn injuries (and about 75 percent of these hospitalizations were in hospital burn centers). Although the majority of burn injuries reported occurred within people’s homes, a large portion of these injuries also reportedly took place at work or as a result of vehicle fires.
Burn injuries can be among the most serious types of injuries people sustain because, in the worst cases (i.e., cases of third- or fourth-degree burns), they can:
- Spread all over the body
- Reach of the deeper layers of skin, muscle and possibly internal organs
- Cause permanent scarring, disfigurement and possibly even permanent disabilities
Causes of Burn Injuries
Some causes of burn injuries in which the negligence or recklessness of another person (or party) may be involved include (but are not limited to):
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Work accidents
- Construction accidents
- Exposure to chemicals or hazardous materials.
St. Louis Burn Injury Lawsuits
The St. Louis injury lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in catastrophic injury cases, traffic accident cases, workers’ compensation cases, wrongful death cases, defective product and dangerous drug cases and various other areas of personal injury litigation. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases.
If you have suffered from burn injuries that may have been caused by another person’s negligent or reckless behavior, our Missouri and Illinois injury lawyers encourage you to email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at (573) 333-3333 for our Missouri office or at (618) 888-8888 for our Illinois office. We offer free consultations.