An unidentified man sustained minor burn injuries after his wife attempted to set him on fire in Grass Valley on Sunday, October 10.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the incident happened near the 12000 block of Loma Rica Drive.
The victim’s wife allegedly attempted to set him on fire with a torch in their residence for unclear reasons. She tried to light the back of the victim’s pants on fire.
The victim then escaped the scene before local authorities arrived. Local authorities were later able to contact him, and he was treated by medical personnel for minor injuries.
Authorities then arrested the victim’s wife and were booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.
Information about the incident is limited at the moment. The case is currently under further investigation.
Burn Injury Statistics
According to the National Fire Protection Association, there will be 1.4 million residential and commercial structure fires in the United States in 2020. A total of 3,500 civilians were killed, and 15,200 were injured in these blazes. In 2020, a fire department in the United States will be called to a call every 23 seconds on average. Preventing deaths and injuries from reported fires has made less progress.
One million people in the United States are hospitalized every year because of burn injuries (American Burn Association, 2002). Around 4,500 of them passed away. Burn-related infections are responsible for the deaths of up to 10,000 Americans each year. For one thing, burn injuries hurt so badly that they take a long time to heal, leaving emotional scars and physical disfigurement for the victims.
Traumatic events such as being burned can leave burn victims with long-term emotional scars like post-traumatic stress disorder or nightmares. Because of the possibility of another burn injury, they may be hesitant to return to their previous activities.
Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Burn Injuries in Nevada County
Many burn victims require extensive hospitalization, surgery, and long-term care in a burn center to receive the specialized treatment they need. Burn injuries are among the most painful and debilitating injuries you can suffer. Medical expenses lost wages, and the law may cover physical and mental suffering if you or someone you care about was burned due to negligence or wrongful action.
California’s civil justice system does not provide financial compensation to all burn injury victims. Before a settlement or verdict can be obtained, the injured victim must meet a burden of proof imposed by law. The onus is on the plaintiff to show that the negligence of someone else caused the injuries.
Our burn injury attorneys at Arash Law can help if you believe someone else should have been held responsible for the incident that resulted in your burn injuries. Bringing a civil lawsuit may be your best bet when you think you can get a better settlement through a court trial than through negotiations. Attorneys at Arash Law who specialize in burn injury cases can be found in the state of California. For a free consultation, give us a call at (888) 488-1391 or send us an email.