Doctors are attempting to save the lives of two men who were injured in a house fire in northeast Houston on Sunday, February 6, 2022.
The fire happened around 2:00.m. at Wood Vista and Woodforest.
Three men were inside the one-story house when it caught fire. According to the Houston Fire Department, two of those men were taken to the hospital with severe burns and smoke inhalation.
The house has been destroyed, according to HFD, and they are investigating the cause of the fire.
Fire Injury Statistics
Burn injuries and fire damage can cause excruciating physical pain and suffering. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injuries from fire and burns cost the US health care system an estimated $7.5 billion per year. The third leading cause of death in the United States is due to home fires and burn injuries.
According to projections, 1.4 million fires will be put out by local fire departments in the United States by 2020. The fires caused more than 15,000 injuries and 3,500 deaths. The damage to property is expected to be $21.9 billion.
According to one estimate, a fire department in the United States will respond to a call every 23 seconds by 2020. Every 89 seconds, a house fire kills three people and injures three more.
Harris County Fire Injury Lawyer for Fire Victims
A person’s life can be changed forever if they or a loved one is the victim of a burn injury. A high medical bill is likely for burn victims who require extensive treatment, such as hospitalization, surgery, skin grafting, or other expensive procedures. If you’re unlucky, you may suffer a decrease in your earning potential and physical or emotional pain and suffering.
As a result, you must take safety measures to guard your own interests and the interests of those you care about. It doesn’t matter what your insurance company and its representatives claim, you won’t get a penny for your pain and suffering. Medical care and compensation will not be a consistent source of income for you and your family for the rest of your life.
In order to bring a personal injury lawsuit, you must show that your burn injuries were caused by the negligence or inaction of another person, company, or other entity. It is possible for a person’s own negligence to cause burn injuries.
Our Harris County burn injury lawyers at Arash Law Texas are committed to the personalized attention and steadfast representation they need.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a fire, explosion, or blowout, please contact us at (888) 398-4017 for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. There are no fees to pay if we lose.