Too often children and adults alike are badly injured and/or killed from burn injuries. Everyday, over 400 children are treated in emergency rooms throughout the United States for burn related injuries. In Alabama and across the country, burn injuries are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 19.
Burn Injury Statistics:
- On average, 33 children die each day in burn related accidents.
- 9.2 million children visit the emergency room each year for burn related injuries.
- Burn Injuries are the leading cause of death for people under the age of 19.
Types of Burn Injuries in children:
- Chemical Burns
- Contact Burns
- Electrical Burns
- Gas/Flame Burns
- Scald Burns
Burn injuries in children can be caused from a number of things including: open flames, scalding water, simple household cleaners, battery acid and electrical wires. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that most child injuries are preventable. However, if your child has been a victim of a preventable burn injury or if another person is responsible for your child’s burn, contact the Child Burn Injury Attorneys in Alabama today to understand your rights.
The Alabama Burn Injury Attorneys at Farris, Riley & Pitt handle all types of personal injury cases ranging from minor to severe and fatal injuries. Contact our office today for a free case evaluation. Call us at 205-324-1212 or toll free at 1-888-580-5176.