Flammable Clothing Burn Injury

Determined, Disciplined, and Dedicated Flammable Clothing Burn Injury Attorneys In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Victims of Flammable Clothing Burn Injuries in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

Iron burning clothes Fires involving clothing happen much more frequently than most people tend to realize. Almost nobody ever stops to consider the possibility that their clothes could be a source of grave danger. Nevertheless, flammable clothing can easily catch on fire and burn quickly. Flammability is measured by the rate at which a clothing item ignites and the speed at which it burns once on fire. Every year, roughly 4,300 victims throughout the United States suffer injuries from their clothing igniting on or near open flames. Approximately 120 of those victims suffer fatalities due to severe burns. According to studies, children accounted for more than 40% of clothing ignition mishaps. Nighties and pajamas are two of the most common children’s clothes that catch on fire.

If you, or a loved one, were severely injured or worse after your clothing rapidly caught fire, you should contact a skilled burn injury lawyer that is highly experienced in pursuing flammable clothing lawsuits. When clothes are made from substandard fabrics or produced in a manner that makes them flammable, designers or manufacturers can be held liable for any resulting injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of battle-tested attorneys believes that no one should have to suffer severe burns because their clothing ignited too quickly. Hazardous clothing should never be sold to unsuspecting consumers. Burn victims may be entitled to hold careless and negligent clothing designers, manufacturers, distributors, and sellers liable for their resulting injuries.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury and product liability cases. Over time, our veteran team of attorneys has seen the devastating impact that fire-related accidents can have on a victim’s life, ranging from minor burns to third-degree burns and permanent scarring. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s best of the best team understands the emotional anguish and impediments that these injuries can produce. Our elite Buffalo, New York flammable clothing attorneys are here to assist you by asserting your legal rights to seek compensation. Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our outstanding law firm will fight to obtain the best result for your burn injuries and resulting damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. at least $1,000,000.00 or more 44 times to compensate his clients for their injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly qualified team is available for your free consultation 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Factors That Influence Clothing’s Flammability

Flame retardant signals In 1953, the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) was enacted to protect consumers from flammable clothing by regulating the manufacturing of clothes that could easily ignite. The FFA requires clothing to maintain specified safety standards regarding flame resistance and durability. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requires that all clothes sold throughout the country pass flammability tests. Regardless of all the efforts to make clothing less flammable, recent trends in production and cost-cutting often place innocent consumers in danger.

Some materials are highly combustible and more prone than others to catching fire when exposed to heat or flames. Rayon, cotton, and acrylic are typically the most flammable fabrics. Nevertheless, clothing’s combustibility has been proven to increase or decrease based on the way it is woven. The tightness of the weave of clothes directly correlates with its flame resistance. Heavier closed weaves tend to make materials less prone to igniting on fire. On the other hand, clothing that is made with finer threads and defectively woven is much more prone to catch on fire. Clothing flammability is greatly affected by the design and looseness of the fitting. Looser fitting clothes can catch fire much faster than tight clothes. Other crucial factors, such as any dyes and chemicals used to treat the fabric, the weight of the fabric, and the raw materials used, can also contribute to the flammability of clothing. The most common types of clothes involved in fires are pajamas, dresses, and robes.



Flammable Clothing Burn Prevention

Injuries caused by flammable clothing are usually excruciatingly painful because the clothing is touching the victim’s body. When flammable clothing catches on fire while on the body, the victims can suffer first, second, or even third-degree burns. Severe burn injuries often lead to infections, permanent scarring, acute disfigurement, amputation, life-long-disability, severe emotional trauma, and even death. Those lucky enough to survive devastating burns may be forced to endure numerous skin grafts and reconstructive surgeries. Throughout the years, our highly experienced attorneys have seen the catastrophic impact that burns can have on a victim’s life. Below we have included vital safety tips to prevent the clothing of you or loved ones from catching fire, including:

  1. Always buy clothing and sleepwear with low fire danger labels;
  2. Whenever possible, purchase clothing made with flame-resistant or flame-retardant fabrics;
  3. Select tight-fitting clothing instead of loose or baggy clothing and sleepwear;
  4. Use safety guards around radiators, heaters, and fires;
  5. Keep your young children away from BBQs, radiators, heaters, candles, lighters, matches, and fires;
  6. Only buy clothing from trusted sellers and sources;
  7. Always remember to stop, drop, and roll if your clothing lights on fire; and
  8. Teach your children crucial fire safety measures, and be sure to set a good example around fires.

If you, or a loved one, have suffered severe burns caused by your clothing rapidly catching on fire, you should contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., acclaimed as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York combustible clothing attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to learn more about your legal rights. Our highly aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking team will systematically investigate your mishap to determine who should be held liable for your injuries. You may have the right to seek monetary compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost wages from work, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, permanent disfigurement, loss of consortium, reduced earning capacity, and all other unanticipated damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their serious personal injuries. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an excellent outcome sets us apart from the competition. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 to find out more about how we can help you!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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