Twin Sisters Suffer Critical Burn Injuries from House Fire

Burn injuries can happen in a matter of seconds, but the pain caused by such injuries can last a lifetime. Whether a person suffers first, second, or third degree burns, in many cases, a burn injury victim may have to endure years of rehabilitation and even multiple surgeries to help avoid disfigurement or scarring. Unfortunately, in a number of incidents, disfigurement can be permanent. Burn injuries are commonly seen in auto accidents, but some other causes of burn injury have been associated with explosions, faulty products, defective equipment, and a wide-range of negligent behavior and careless action. And as a recent article demonstrates, critical burn injuries can be caused by house fires as well.

According to the report, twin 9-year-old sisters suffered critical burns from a house fire in Yelm, but are expected to recover. The fire is said to have been started in an electrical socket in a front room in the house. Others in the home during the time of the fire received treatment for smoke inhalation. The twin girls suffered severe lung burns. Apparently the fire began around 2 a.m. on October 1, 2009 and the survival of the two young girls can be attributed to their step-dad who, after escaping the burning house, returned to rescue the twins.

In the event that you or a loved one has suffered a serious burn injury that you believe was caused by another person’s negligence, the experienced Seattle burn injury attorneys at the Bernard Law Group may be able to help. As a personal injury victim who has suffered critical burns, you may qualify to seek damages from those responsible for your injuries to help pay for medical treatment and care, hospital bills, surgery, pain and suffering, and loss of wages. For more information regarding your burn injury case, contact the Bernard Law Group today for a free consultation.

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