Each year on average, 450,000 people in the United States – nearly half a million – suffer burn injuries requiring medical attention, according to the American Burn Association. Burn injuries can cause much more than just skin damage such as scarring and disfigurement, which may be permanent. Injuries suffered from burns may also seriously affect nerve endings, muscles, and other tissues under the skin, affecting mobility and other lasting damage.
Each year on average 450,000 people in the United States suffer burn injuries requiring medical attention. — American Burn Association
Injuries suffered because of a burn often result in serious pain and suffering, along with scarring and disfigurement. The treatment of burns is in itself painful and prolonged, often requiring extensive hospitalization and reconstructive surgery, resulting in high medical bills that may not be covered by their insurance, along with lost wages and other damages. Burn victims may also suffer serious trauma and psychological pain, which affects their marital, family, social, and work lives. Contact our burn injury lawyers to schedule a free consultation at one of our conveniently located offices in Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and New Port Richey areas.
The burn injury attorneys at PERENICH The Law Firm have more than 60 years of combined experience in helping burn victims and their families in the Tampa Bay area recover damages for injuries caused by fires, chemicals and explosions.