Fire and Burn Injury Prevention in Dallas-Fort Worth

If you or someone you love has been injured in an apartment, house or office fire, you should consult with a Texas personal injury and wrongful death lawyer to discuss your personal situations. There may be a negligent party who is responsible for covering your medical costs related to injuries sustained in the fire.

 

Most fires are started either as a result of carelessness or poor judgment, but negligence is not an excuse. If you have suffered a burn injury or lost a loved one to a fire accident you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation, so it is important that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Mark Anderson is a board certified attorney who has been helping the victims of other's negligence since 1991. The Anderson Law Firm offers free no obligation consultations. Call toll free at 800-354-MARK or locally at 817-294-1900.

 

Fire Safety Tips

There are many simple things we can all do in order to avoid starting fires and to avoid potential for burn injuries. These include:

  • If you are a smoker, never smoke in bed
  • Always turn off appliances such as an iron or hair straightener when left unattended
  • Don’t wear lose clothing around open flames
  • Keep appliance cords and hot liquids out of the reach of children
  • Install smoke alarms throughout your home, test them each month and replace the batteries annually
  • Keep space heaters away from drapes, furniture and other flammable materials
  • Turn down your water heater to 130° or lower
  • Keep children away from stoves, grills, campfires and fireplaces
  • Keep matches and lighters secure and out of children’s reach


Burn Emergency

Should you be in a position to help someone who has suffered a serious burn injury there are 4 main points to remember:

  • Call 911 for emergency assistance
  • Cool a burn with cool running water
  • Never use ointment, butter or grease on a burn
  • Don’t remove clothing from the burn

 


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Mark A. Anderson
Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas