The American Burn Association reports that 500,000 people are seriously injured from burns every year. 40,000 will require extended hospital stays. 4,000 will die. Children under the age of 5 and adults over 65 are most likely to sustain injuries due to burns, but catastrophic personal injury from burns can occur at any age.
The burn injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC are prepared to help victims recover from their injuries. Working with you on a personal basis, we will even travel to your location for all meetings and consultations when necessary. We are dedicated to getting you the help and compensation you deserve following a burn injury in Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia.
We can help with fire and burn injuries related to:
The most common causes of burn injuries include:
In addition to burn injuries, fires provide an opportunity for inhalation injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 to 80 percent of deaths caused by fires are due to smoke inhalation. When inhalation does not result in death, it can lead to permanent brain damage.