Fireplaces are a focal point in many homes—not only do they provide warmth, but they’re also often centrally located, where people enjoy gathering. Unfortunately, many gas fireplaces with glass fronts can severely burn you or your children with just one second of direct contact.
Sealed glass-front gas fireplaces are responsible for causing severe and disfiguring burn injuries, particularly to young children and toddlers, that usually require skin grafts. These injuries could be prevented if fireplace manufacturers had designed their fireplaces with consumer safety in mind.
If you or a loved one was burned from a glass-front gas fireplace, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. At Cory Watson Attorneys, we help people nationwide get the help they deserve after they’ve been injured. We’re available to help 24/7– call (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free consultation form online.
Know the Risks of Fireplace Burns
While many consumers believe that the glass front of sealed gas fireplaces provide protection from an open flame, they’re unaware that the temperature of the glass around fireplaces can reach peak temperatures of 500 degrees—enough heat to cause a third-degree burn.
Toddlers and very young children are most vulnerable to the burn dangers associated with glass-front gas fireplaces. Pediatric burn studies indicate more than 2,000 children ages 5 and under have been burned by glass-front gas fireplaces over a 10-year period.
Fireplace manufacturers have failed to properly warn consumers of the dangers, and they have failed to offer consumers screens, guards, or other barriers designed to reduce the burn risk associated with the glass-front gas fireplaces.
Representing Fireplace Burn Victims Nationwide
The legal team at Cory Watson Attorneys has over 38 years of experience dealing with personal injury cases nationwide. We have the resources and knowledge necessary to help you get the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one were burned by a glass-front gas fireplace.
Don’t wait to reach out. Give us a call at (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free consultation form to get started today.