Burns and Explosions
Nick Maram & Associates is a highly regarded Texas burn injury law firm whose lawyers are committed to helping victims and families who have suffered severe harm caused by the negligence of others. For over 20 years, we have successfully represented children and families from all over Texas whose lives were devastated by preventable burn-related accidents.
Burns and explosions can happen at work, chemical plants and refineries, paint and chemical factories, oil rigs, in apartment complexes, homes, hotels, businesses, and off-shore sites. Residential fire-related injuries are preventable, yet remain the third leading cause of fatal home injuries in the United States. Over 2.4 million burn injuries are reported each year, 1 million of which result in substantial or permanent disability. Between 8,000 and 12,000 burn-related fatalities were reported in 2010 alone. In fact, burn injuries are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, second only to motor vehicle accidents. They are the most expensive catastrophic injuries to treat, requiring significant costs for repeat hospital admissions, reconstructive surgery, and rehabilitation. A burn injury covering 30% of a person’s total body area can cost up to $200,000 in initial hospitalization expenses and physician’s fees alone.
Some of the most common causes of burn injuries include:
- Gas explosions
- Petroleum and chemical Plant and Industrial accidents
- Off-shore drilling accidents
- Inadequate or no fire-fighting equipment at apartments, homes, business or work places
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Other thermal, electric, or chemical burns
- Electrical appliances
- Stoves and portable hotplates
- Flammable clothing or materials
- Other defective or malfunctioning products
Texas law protects victims who were injured by another party’s negligent conduct. For burns and explosions, a person can forget to blow out a candle or leave on the stove, resulting in a fire that spreads to the rest of the building. Business owners may fail to warn invitees of a dangerous condition on the property. Employers can fail to protect workers from preventable fire-related hazards on the job. Apartment complexes can fail to provide adequate or properly working fire fighting or fire warning devices. Chemical plants, refineries, paint and chemical factories can overlook or disregard maintenance and safety rules. In these and similar cases, the negligent party is liable for any resulting injuries.
If you have been injured or lost a loved on in a burn or explosion incident, the experienced Texas explosion and burn injury attorneys at Nick Maram & Associates, PC, would like to help you potentially obtain compensation for your injures. Call us right away. For over 20 years, we have provided the high quality legal representation to injured victims and the families of wrongful death victims from all areas of Texas, obtaining financial compensation for our clients in complex personal injury cases. We do not charge anything to start working on your case and only get paid if compensation has been received in your case. This means that we take all the risk in spending our resources (money, time, and efforts) and you are guaranteed that in case of no recovery you owe us nothing as expenses or attorneys fees. For a free consultation with an experienced Texas personal injury attorney, call (800) 979-7222 or Contact Us online. We look forward to hearing from you.