Many people accidently subject themselves to heat-related injuries through common carelessness. Across the greater Boston area, people grab hot cooking pots, splash themselves with hot water and bump into heated surfaces and cause minor burn injuries every day. When people encounter fires, however, the potential for more serious burns can result.
Massachusetts residents who have been burned before know that it is painful. Even a burn that looks small can be life-threatening. Sadly, a California man has died from burn injuries he suffered after a homeless man threw something inside the other man's SUV, which caused it to catch fire.
What should have been a peaceful adventure for former New England Patriots player Donte' Stallworth quickly turned into a nightmare. Stallworth suffered serious burn injuries while riding in a hot air balloon that struck electrical power lines while in flight. The collision, which sent Stallworth and another passenger to the hospital for treatment, occurred in Southern Florida.
Burn injuries can have a devastating effect on the lives of those who suffer them. They are often very painful and can lead to scars or disfigurement. Burn injuries may often require expensive medical treatment for a full recovery. Victims of burn injuries should understand that they may have a right to seek compensation for damages related to their burns.