[10-10-2021] Stanislaus County, CA – One Person Badly Burned After a Fire in Downtown Modesto

An unidentified homeless woman was seriously injured after a fire broke out in downtown Modesto on early Sunday morning, October 10.

[10-10-2021] Stanislaus County, CA - One Person Badly Burned After a Fire in Downtown ModestoThe fire happened near the Brenden Theatres emergency doors along Ninth Street near J Street at around 1:30 a.m.

An officer was alerted by a concerned citizen about a fire near the Brenden Theatres emergency doors. The officer then found the homeless woman positioned near the Theatres.

The officer and another person pulled the homeless woman together to safety. At the same time, the fire triggered a propane tank explosion where the homeless woman was initially camping.

The homeless woman sustained second and third-degree burns to her face. She was immediately taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The reason the fire occurred and who caused it has not been established. A further investigation of the incident is currently underway.

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Burn Injury Statistics

There are 1.1 million burn injuries in the United States each year that need medical attention (American Burn Association, 2002). Around 4,500 of them perish. Burn-related infections are responsible for the deaths of up to 10,000 Americans each year.

Unfortunately, burns are a part of life. Every three hours, a person in the United States dies from burn injuries, making up about 1.5 deaths per 100,000 people, or about 2.1% of all fatal injuries in the country. Burn injuries are not only extremely painful – they take a long time to heal and can cause significant emotional scarring as well as physical disfigurement.

Burn victims often suffer emotional damage such as post-traumatic stress disorder or nightmares about the incident for years to come. They may be afraid to return to their normal activities for fear of another burn injury.

Stanislaus County Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Burn Injuries

After any type of burn, research your legal options. If you think someone else’s negligence is the cause of your burn injury, you may be eligible for compensation. You could recover from your medical costs, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost wages.

Meanwhile, physical injuries create permanent scars to remind the victim of the traumatic incident constantly. If you or a loved one recently sustained a burn injury in any type of accident, come to Arash Law. We want to help you recover from this severe type of injury.

A claim can help you fight for just compensation for your traumatic injuries. Work with an attorney to file a claim with the civil courts or for help negotiating a settlement with the defendant’s insurance company.

A civil claim might be the right option if you believe you can receive a higher award amount through a court trial than settlement negotiations. Arash Law has attorneys who specialize in burn injuries in California. Call (888) 488-1391 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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