The Houston Fire Department responded to over 42,000 fire related incidents in 2016, which shows just how common these accidents are. You can lose your home, valuable and sentimental belongings and suffer serious burn injuries. Of course, not all burn injuries are caused by fires, there are many other types of burns that can cause injuries.
Types of burns and causes:
Chemical burns from acids and bases
- Electrical burns
- Burns from defective heaters
- Fuel fires from car accidents
- Burns from scalding water
However, most commonly burns result from fires and oftentimes the accident could have been avoided completely. If your burn injury was a result of no smoke detectors, negligent electrical writing or non-compliance with fire codes, then you have a case. First degree burns can be treated fairly easily as they involve only the outer layer of skin, but second and third-degree burns can take a very long time to heal and require skin grafts and can leave you severely scarred. Get the compensation you need to manage your long-term care by calling us today.