A garage fire injured one person in east El Paso on Friday, February 4, 2022.
The fire broke out around 12 p.m. at a garage on Olga Mapula Drive.
As firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were seen shooting out of the garage.
According to a fire official, one person was taken to the hospital for treatment of burns sustained in the blaze.
They also claimed that a dog who had been trapped inside had managed to escape.
The fire was put out by firefighters.
The accident remains under investigation.
Burn Injury Statistics
The physical pain and suffering resulting from burn injuries and fire damage are excruciating. According to the CDC, an estimated $7.5 billion is spent each year by the US healthcare system on injuries from fire and burns. In the United States, home fires and burn injuries are the third leading cause of death.
According to projections, local fire departments in the United States are expected to put out 1.4 million fires by 2020. More than 15,000 people were injured, and 3,500 died due to the fires. It is estimated that $21.9 billion will be spent on property damage.
In the United States, a fire department responded to calls every 23 seconds in 2020, according to one estimate. Fires in houses claim the lives of three people every 89 seconds and injure an additional three people.
El Paso County Burn Injury Lawyer for Victims of Fire
It is possible for a person’s life to be permanently altered by a burn injury. Burn victims who require extensive treatment, such as hospitalization, surgery, skin grafting, or other costly procedures, are likely to face a large medical bill. This can lead to a decrease in earning potential as well as pain and suffering in the form of both physical or emotional pain and suffering.
In order to protect yourself and the people you care about, you must take precautionary measures. What your insurance company and its representatives say doesn’t matter; you won’t get any compensation for your pain and suffering. For the rest of your life, medical care and compensation will not be a reliable source of income for you and your family.
Your burn injuries must have been caused by someone else’s negligence or inaction in order for you to file a personal injury lawsuit. Burn injuries can be caused by a person’s own carelessness.
Our El Paso County burn injury lawyers at Arash Law Texas are dedicated to providing each client with the individualized attention and tenacious representation they deserve.
At (888) 398-4017, we offer free consultations to anyone who was injured in a fire, explosion, or blowout, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve. If we don’t win, you don’t have to worry about paying any fees.