Boston traffic accidents that result in burn injuries are among those that result in the highest damage awards. That’s because the injuries sustained are often severe, if not fatal. A car is powered highly flammable gasoline and there are also various other fluids flammable and possibly combustible. Even antifreeze, which is designed to cool the engine will ignite if exposed to a sufficient heat source since it mostly made from alcohol. The car is also filled with upholstery that can burn and melt following a serious Boston car accident.
There are various causes of burns such as electricity, but in car accidents, we are typically dealing with thermal burns. Chemical burns are also possible. According to a study compiled by Richard R. Edlich, PhD, FACS, FACEP, and published by Medscape, more than 2 million people suffer from burn injuries each year in the United States. Continue reading