Chesapeake, VA Personal Injury Attorney Info: What to Do When a Burn Accident Occurs at Home?
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Virginia Beach Office
1294 Diamond Springs Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455 Phone: 757-460-7776 Fax: 757-460-3428 Toll Free: 800-752-0042 Main VA Office
North Carolina Office
8 Juniper Trail, Suite 7
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Phone: 252-203-0066 Fax: 757-460-3428 Toll Free: 800-752-0042 By Appointment Only, No Mail Please
Norfolk, VA Client Conference Facilities
440 Monticello Avenue, Suite 1800-1
Norfolk, VA 23510 Phone: 757-304-6560 Fax: 757-460-3428 Toll Free: 800-752-0042 By Appointment Only, No Mail Please
Portsmouth, VA Client Conference Facilities
355 Crawford Street, Suite A, 7th Floor
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 Phone: 757-304-6639 Fax: 757-460-3428 Toll Free: 800-752-0042 By Appointment Only, No Mail Please
Suffolk, VA Client Conference Facilities
434 North Main Street, Suite A
Suffolk, Virginia 23434 Phone: 757-304-6648 Fax: 757-460-3428 Toll Free: 800-752-0042 By Appointment Only, No Mail Please
Hampton-Peninsula Area Client Conference Facilities
101 Eaton Street, Suite A
Hampton, VA 23669 Phone: 757-304-6565 Toll Free: 800-752-0042 By Appointment Only, No Mail Please
According to The Virginian-Pilot,
two people were injured in a Newort News, Virginia (VA) house fire fed by gas leaking from a damaged gas meter in early July 2011. The event is just one of hundreds eash year that illustrates how burn injuries can occur at any time. When emergency crew is not available, follow these tips for treating a burn at home:
Keep anyone severely burned warm to prevent hypothermia.
Do NOT rub butter, o il or ice on burns, and never wrap a second- or third-degree burn in c otton or other types of b andages.
Do apply a ight gauze to a mild burn after running the affected area under c ool water. Have burns looked at by a doctor as soon as possible, especially if the skin bubbles and peels. When a serious burn injury causes you or a loved one to miss work, incur medical expenses or suffer emotional distress, look to a Virginia personal injury attorney to evaluate the causes of the burn accident to hold the responsible parties accountable for any damages. We see cases where a defective product like a heater or electric blanket results in house fires. Also, if you rent and the landlord was negligent in causing the fire by failure to keep the building within codes for safety, then the tenant may have a valid VA insurance claim or lawsuit. LC