Burns are the third leading cause of accidental death in the United States, leading to about 300,000 deaths worldwide every year. Children, in particular, are prone to these injuries and about half of burn patients are below 18.
As a general rule, parents should keep matches, gasoline, lighters and all other flammable materials locked away and out of children’s reach. It is also a good idea to install smoke alarms in your home, on every level and in every sleeping area.
The attorneys at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm are dedicated to providing families with caring, compassionate counsel and aggressive legal representation when their child experiences a burn injury.