Did you know that one of the most common injuries experienced by auto accident victims is burns? Find out what else you didn’t know about the injury.

What You Didn’t Know About Car Accident Burn Injuries


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2/6/2015
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Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and your life can change forever because of them. It’s amazing just how fast you can go from living your normal life to having a serious injury, a totaled vehicle, and emotional trauma you may never recover from. Another injury that may stay with you for the rest of your life is a serious burn.

Burn Awareness Week is February 1-7 and its aim is to promote just how common burns are and how they are often caused.

Burn Facts That May Surprise You

People often think the most common car accident injury is whiplash, or maybe even lacerations from broken glass and sheared metal. You may be surprised to learn, however, that burns are also at the top of the list. Some important facts about car accident burns include the following:

  • Each year, 2.4 million Americans suffer from burns as the result of auto wrecks. Of these, about 20,000 have burns that cover 25 percent or more of their bodies.
  • Automobile fires continue to be one of the leading causes of burns annually in the United States.
  • Auto burns occur more often during highway travel than on regular streets or roads.
  • Those who experience burns from accidents are often left with both physical and emotional scars from the accident for their entire lives.
  • About 450,000 burn victims will require medical treatment for their injuries each year.
  • Around seven percent of all burn injuries nationwide are caused by auto accidents.
  • More than 40 percent of burn injury victims are permanently disabled or disfigured because of the injuries from the accident.

You Have Rights

As the victim of a devastating accident, you have rights. The Andrew Kim Law Firm wants to help you fight for them. Contact us today by calling 800.636.3676 to learn how you may be eligible to receive compensation.



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