At Cunningham Law our experience as successful burn injury lawyers has taught us many things over the years, not least that burn injuries are frighteningly common. When you add the fact that burns are among the most painful and devastating injuries that people suffer… and most likely survive… you’ll understand why organizations like the American Burn Association (ABA) exist to educate and inform.
In 2007 the ABA released a fact sheet on Burn Incidence and Treatment that highlighted a number of key statistics regarding burn injuries and deaths in the U.S. Here are some of the key numbers from that report; for the full factsheet details visit ABA
- 500,000 – The number of burn injuries requiring medical treatment each year
- 4,000 – The number of people that die each year from burn related injuries including…
- 3,500 – Deaths suffered in residential fires and…
- 500 – Burn related deaths in vehicle and aircraft crashes, through contact with electricity, chemicals, or hot liquids/ substances, and other sources of burn injury
- 40,000 – The number of hospitalizations for burn injuries each year
- 94.4% – The survival rate of those admitted to burn centers
- 46% of burn injuries are caused by fire or flame
- 32% are scalding burn injuries
- 8% are thermal burns, through contact with hot objects
- 4% are electrical burns
- 3% are chemical burns
Source: American Burn Association 2007 Burn Incidence and Treatment Fact Sheet.
The experienced attorneys at Cunningham Law have handled numerous burn related cases across the country over the last fifteen years and have developed an expertise in this area.
Take a look at our case summaries and you will see that we are experienced at handling all types of burn related cases, including thermal, chemical, scald, and electrical burn injuries. Our contingency fee basis means that clients owe no fee unless we obtain a recovery for them, so contact us today to arrange your free consultation.
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