BURN INJURY ACCIDENTS

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The latest statistics by the American Burn Association of America show that every year in the United States 500,000 people suffer burn injuries.  From this number, approximately 4,000 die, including from smoke inhalation.  This total includes an estimated 3,500 deaths from home fires and 500 deaths from motor vehicle accidents and other fire and burn accidents.  Most of these deaths occur at the place of fire incident or while being transported to a hospital. 

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There are nearly 40,000 burn injuries per year severe enough to require hospitalization, including at one of the 125 specialized burn centers in the U.S.  Each of the 125 specialized burn centers in the U.S. averages 200 burn victims per year.  Approximately 1/3 of those admitted to a burn center have more than 30% of their total body surface area burnt.  The overall survival rate of burn injury victims is 94.4%.  Those that do survive must deal with a lifetime of physical and emotional scarring.  The affects are life changing. 

Below are some other interesting burn injury accident statistics:

  • Gender: 70% Male, 30% Female
  • Ethnicity: 62% Caucasian, 18% African-American, 12% Hispanic, 8% Other
  • 31% of Burn Victims Had Little or No Health Insurance

Burn injuries are classified as 1st, 2nd or 3rd degree burns with 2nd and 3rd degree burn victims suffering severe and painful injuries.  Burn victims that lose large amounts of skin are exposed to infections, dehydration, shock or other life threatening dangers.   

Burn injury incidents are caused by several means including aircraft crashes, electrocution and contact with chemicals, hot liquids and substances.  

After hospital discharge, intensive rehabilitation may follow to regain loss mobility and other bodily functions.  Multiple reconstructive surgeries may be required, including cosmetic surgery.  Psychological and emotional therapy may also be necessary to cope with the physical disfigurements and scarring remaining in the aftermath of a burn incident.  Burn victims may not want to be seen by strangers or viewed in public places.  This emotional trauma impairs their ability to live a happy or normal family, social and work life.   

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, the Law Firm of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A. will work hard to prosecute your claims.  Our goal is to get you a full measure of justice.

Common causes of burn injuries can include:

  • Fire or Flame (46%)
  • Scalding Liquid (32%)
  • Hot Object Contact (8%)
  • Electrical (4%)
  • Chemical (3%)
  • Other (6%)

Common injuries sustained in a burn accident can include:

  • Skin Damage
  • Tissue Damage
  • Ligaments Damage
  • Nerve Damage
  • Muscle Damage
  • Lost Mobility
  • Psychological Damage
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Physical Disfigurements
  • Scarring

Florida Burn Victim Hospitals

In Florida, there are four specialized burn centers:

  • 1. University of Miami -- Jackson Memorial Burn Center
    1800 NW 10th Avenue
    Miami, FL 33136 United States
    305 585-1269
  • 2. Orlando Regional Medical Center -- Burn / Tissue Rehab Unit
    1414 South Kuhl Avenue
    Orlando, FL 32806-2134 United States
    407 841-5176
  • 3. Tampa General Hospital -- Tampa Bay Regional Burn Center
    PO Box 1289
    Tampa, FL 33601 United States
    813 251-7617
  • 4. University of Florida -- Shands Burn Center
    1600 SW Archer Road
    Gainesville, FL 32610 United States
    352 395-0200

Burn injures can happen anywhere.  Below is a breakdown of where most burn injury accidents occur:

  • Home (43%)
  • Street/Highways (17%)
  • Work Related (8%)
     Other (32%)