Burns can be one of the most painful injuries a person can sustain. Severe burns can damage all of the layers of the skin, as well as tissue below the skin. Victims of serious burn injuries commonly need surgeries and extended time spent in the hospital or a burn treatment center. The following are some of the common causes of serious burns.
Fires are the Leading Cause of Burns
By far, fires and flames are the most common cause of burn injuries in the United States. Fires can occur in many situations and for many reasons, including faulty wiring, unmaintained fireplaces or stoves, car or truck crashes, among many others. In many cases, a fire starts because a property owner, contractor, driver, or another party was negligent in some way. In such cases, any burn victims can hold the party that caused the fire liable for their medical costs, pain and suffering, and other extensive losses.