|Burn Injury Attorney North Miami
One of the most traumatic personal injuries a person can suffer is a burn injury. Burn injuries can take months to years of hospitalization, physical and emotional damage, as well as damage to self-worth and staggering monetary costs. Burn injuries can be extremely serious, involving intense pain, permanent scarring, deep emotional trauma, and possibly a loss of mobility or motor function.
There are many possible causes of burn injuries. Among them are scalding water, automobile accidents, nonfunctional smoke alarms or fire extinguishers, and chemical industrial accidents. In Florida, the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Burn Center in Miami-Dade County is a leading medical facility for this type of injury, specializing in providing surgery and rehabilitation to burn injury victims. To help cover the many medical and recovery expenses of burn injuries, attorney Mark Wolin in North Miami is an expert resource.
The figures speak for themselves. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration report that approximately one million people per year are afflicted with burn injuries in the United States, resulting in approximately 7,000 deaths. Contact with electricity, chemicals or hot liquids and substances are other sources of burn injury. Of all natural disasters in the United States, fire results in the highest number of reported deaths. The Southern US has the highest fire death rate per-capita with 18.4 civilian deaths per million citizens.
The categories of burn injuries include thermal burns, caused by contact with intense heat (flames, steam, scalding liquids, hot metals, etc.); radiation burns, caused by contact with nuclear (X-ray) radiation, tanning beds or sunlight; chemical burns, caused by contact with toxic solvents, acids, alkalis, detergents, etc.; and electrical burns caused by contact with electrical currents. The damage caused by burn injuries can range from mild to debilitating or deadly. After seeking immediate care, consider calling North Miami attorney Mark Wolin to discuss legal options. He is a caring and strong lawyer who will uphold your best interests and help assist your recovery by pursuing compensation.