Children and Burn Statistics

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Each year, thousands of children throughout the United States suffer serious burn injuries. Some of these tragic burn accidents occur due to a third party’s negligence or carelessness, and could have been prevented. If your child was a victim of a burn injury, speak to a skilled personal injury lawyer to discuss your child’s legal rights. Children suffering from second and third degree burns often face a long road to recovery that can include a great deal of time, money, and tears. As a parent, you might also suffer the anguish of having to watch your child slowly recover from a seemingly senseless injury.

As a safety precaution against preventable burn accidents, consider this frightening child burn injury information:

o   Home-cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fires and related injuries is home-cooking equipment

o   Carelessness is the leading cause of residential fire-related death and injury among children ages 9 and under

o   Hair curlers, curling irons, room heaters, ovens and ranges, irons, gasoline, and fireworks are the most common causes of product-related thermal burn injuries among children ages 14 and under

o   Most scald burns to children, especially small children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years, are caused by hot foods or liquids spilled in the kitchen, or other areas where food is prepared and served

If your child was injured by uncontrollably scalding hot water in your apartment, or by a food item that was inappropriately headed, contact a Los Angeles injury lawyer to learn more about your potential case.

What’s more, if your child was injured by a product that was defective or did not work as promised, you might be able to recover financially for your child’s medical bills, pain and suffering, etc… against the maker of the defective product. These damages are known as compensatory damages and are designed to compensate innocent victims for injuries they suffered at the hands of a negligent third party. Whether that party is a company or individual, you need to discuss your legal rights with a burn injury attorney.

Suffering serious burns can be a life-changing experience. Child burn victims often must work through the trauma of the initial burn and learn how to handle future challenges with peers and with self-esteem as they grow up. The effects of a child burn injury can be emotionally devastating, but don’t let it be financially devastating as well. Contact BIKLAW Los Angeles trial attorneys today to discuss defending your child’s rights.

 

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