Burn Prevention

Burns can be extremely serious injuries that families should not take lightly. In fact, recent studies report that fire and accidental burn injuries are the leading cause of unintentional death of children between the ages of 1 and 14 years. Because of the serious consequences that can result from a burn (especially second or third-degree), it is important for parents to review necessary safety information to protect their families from preventable harm.

The most severe burns can be caused by items found in the home, such as stoves, ovens, hot plates, and household appliances. In addition, hot liquids and foods also can cause this particular kind of injury. Unfortunately, many burns are preventable, but occur because of a negligent individual or defective product. To learn if you have a viable burn injury case in court, contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer from Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964.

Tips for Preventing Burns

The following recommendations may help protect you and your children from burn injuries inside of the home:

  • Set your hot water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, in order to prevent scalding burns.
  • Do not leave your small children alone in the bathroom or kitchen. Make sure all hot items are far away from your child’s reach.
  • Keep your children away from hot stoves, barbecue grills or other hot appliances, such as curling irons.
  • Make sure you have working smoke detectors in your home, with fresh batteries.
  • Keep flammable objects out of reach of children.
  • Have a fire escape plan ready and make sure your children understand it fully.
  • Do not allow kids to play with fireworks, matches, lighters, or anything else that could cause a fire.

By adhering to the above tips, you can make your home a safer environment for your children.

If you have sustained a burn injury because of the reckless behavior of another party, you may be able to bring that party to court in order to gain financial compensation. The best way to ensure that you receive a favorable outcome in court is by hiring an experienced lawyer to help present your case.

Contact Us

To seek legal representation following your burn injury, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

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