According to the American Burn Association, approximately 450,000 individuals in the U.S. are affected by burn injuries each year, and about 3,400 people die from these injuries annually. While nearly 70 percent of burn injuries reportedly occur in the victims’ homes, about 9 percent of burn injuries are sustain in victims’ place of employment, and approximately 7 percent of these injuries occur on the street or highways.
Regardless of where they occur, however, burn injuries can be extremely devastating, as they can result in permanent disfigurement, as well as irreversible damage to a person’s nerves and their ability to use the affected area of the body.
Causes of Burn Injuries
While some incidents that cause burn injuries may have been unpreventable or unpredictable, in many cases, the negligent or reckless behavior of some person or party can play a role in causing serious burn injuries. Some specific causes of burn injuries can include:
- Car accidents, motorcycle accidents or other motor vehicle accidents
- Exposure to toxins or chemicals
- Defective products (such as household appliances, electric blankets or furnaces)
- Defective wiring within a building
- Failure of a building owner to maintain working smoke detectors.
St. Louis Burn Injury Lawyers
If you have suffered a burn injury that may have been caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, contact the St. Louis burn injury lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We 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 various areas of personal injury litigation, including burn injury lawsuits. 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. For a free initial consult, 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.