One exceedingly common result of a burn injury sustained in a fire is brain injury. Cerebral hypoxia is a condition resulting from large-scale brain cell death due to lack of oxygen in the brain. During a fire, oxygen is consumed very quickly and leaves very little for those trapped within. Cerebral hypoxia, in many fire deaths, is the actual cause of death, rather than the actual burning, itself. For survivors, brain damage and permanent scarring, as well as many other injuries that may require significant surgery, can be obstacles to a comfortable, fulfilling life.
Burn Injury Statistics
There are 450,000 emergency-room visits due to burn injuries every year in the U.S. After emergency treatment, 10% of those injuries (roughly 45,000 people) will be admitted to long-term care or treatment at burn centers. Unfortunately, about 3,500 of these burn victims will not survive.
Survival rates among burn injury victims in the U.S., relative to other countries, are very high, at just over 93 percent. However, for survivors, the resulting injuries can include permanent disfigurement, loss of physical ability and even brain damage.
Protect Your Rights
Burn Injuries can be some of the most severe and painful injuries sustained in an accident. Sometimes these burns can lead to complications such as scarring, infection and even death. If you or a loved one has been involved in a catastrophic burn injury as the result of a household fire, a workplace safety violation or another’s negligence, the burn injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Garcia and Ochoa can help steer you in getting the compensation you’ll need to care for the victim of a burn injury. We have the experience that a burn injury case requires and we’ll do everything we can help you recover physically and monetarily.
The burn injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Garcia and Ochoa can help answer all of your legal questions. We recognize that everyone is an individual and that not every case is the same. We start by listening, gathering evidence and fighting hard to make sure our clients obtain the justice they deserve so that they can get back to feeling a sense of normalcy and get back to living their lives.
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Story & History 01.
Since 1985, Garcia and Ochoa has successfully handled a variety of cases against companies and individuals both nationally and in Texas.
Values & Philosophy 02.
We believe justice can create a safer world. Success can be measured outside of the courtroom, too. It’s not enough to simply settle your personal case,
Our Mission 03.
Our mission is as resolute as ever: Create value for every client, friend & colleague we cross paths with by extending a helping hand in times of need.
Why Work With Our Firm?
Garcia & Ochoa LLP. is a well-established Texas law firm with a long history of service to our clients & colleagues.
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We have a reputation for success and collect over thirty million dollars in settlements and awards for our clients every year.
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We have years of experience in and out of court. We have collected millions dollars for our clients claims arising in Texas and Nationally.
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