Arizona Burn Injury Statistics
An Arizona burn injury can be sustained in a multitude of accidents ranging from car crashes to industrial accidents and everything in between, and as experienced attorneys we know that these types of injuries are most often serious, permanent, and costly. Between 2004 and 2006, the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) reported that 2,195 people sustained burn injuries requiring a hospital stay of at least one day or more. According to AZDHS, the average cost of a hospital stay for a burn injury victim in 2006 was more than $10,000, and the cost has gone up substantially over the past six years. Additionally, AZDHS reported that between 1999 and 2009 an average of 46 people died each year as a result of burn injuries sustained in exposure to flames or fire.
What to Do If You’re Involved in an Arizona Burn Injury Accident
If you are injured in an Arizona burn injury accident it may be difficult to think of the steps you should take in order to protect yourself and to ensure your safety. If you are hurt and have sustained burn injuries you should:
- Seek immediate medical attention at the nearest emergency room. Burn injuries are serious and must be treated by a medical professional to ensure that they heal properly and do not become infected.
- Call the police if necessary. If you have been injured by the fault of another person and you suspect negligence or intent to harm you, you may have reason to involve the police.
- Report the incident to the authorities or have a family member report it if you are unable to do so.
Why Call a Personal Injury Attorney to Help With Your Arizona Burn Injury Accident
A serious Arizona burn injury can affect you for the rest of your life, leaving you unable to work and enjoy life in the same ways that you did prior to your accident. An AZ burn injury attorney can help you get the compensation you need to bring as much normalcy back to your life as possible. The Husband and Wife Law Team helps burn injury victims by negotiating medical costs to make care and treatment more affordable as well as coordinating the best care possible for our clients. We work hard to ensure that victims of burn injuries receive adequate compensation to cover lost wages and the loss of earning potential, medical care, personal pain and suffering, and additional life expenses. If you’ve sustained burn injuries in an accident and you have questions, call us today so we can help you.