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Burn Injuries

Utah House Fires: How to Avoid Them

Published on March 14, 2017 • Last updated May 11, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Burn Injuries

We never think tragedies will happen to us, but Utah house fires are a real threat. Fire spreads very fast, but smoke inhalation can be more deadly than anything. At Christensen & Hymas, we are dedicated to your safety and protection. This post outlines some of the common causes of house fires and how to prevent…

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Don’t Let Burn Injuries Burn Through Your Savings

Published on March 20, 2014 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are some of the scariest and longest lasting injuries that can happen to someone. Unlike many injuries, burns often remain visible long after the healing process is over. The physical, emotional, and psychological damage caused by burns not only severely hurts and often debilitates the victim, but the medical costs surrounding such injuries…

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New Technology for Personal Injury

Published on December 19, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Brain Injuries, Burn Injuries, Neck Injuries

For most of the individuals who have been injured, they have lost a significant amount of quality of life.  Personal injuries can range from hundreds of injuries and stem from burn, brain, neck, spinal, or even shoulder injuries which can cause the individual a significant amount of loss or quality of life.  While these injuries…

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Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down

Published on May 13, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Burn Injuries

Ashes, ashes, we all fall down. This is the ending to the child’s game Ring Around the Rosie. Although this song is about the deadly nature of the black plague from the turn of the century, today’s world holds another threat that will quickly turn us to ashes as well. The house fire. Every year…

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7 Days Ablaze from Utah’s Summer 2012

Published on March 15, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Brain Injuries, Burn Injuries

Last summer’s brush fires were some of the worst that Utah (or any state) has ever seen.  A permanent canopy of smoke and haze filled the sky throughout most of the season, seeming to forecast a rainstorm that, while hoped for, did not fulfill the false promise made by cloudlike billows.  The drought-like weather attracted…

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6 Resources for Burn Injury Victims

Published on March 7, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Burn Injuries

In 2001, a 9-year-old girl named Zubaida Hasan suffered a horrific accident in her Kabul, Afghanistan home.  While pouring kerosene into an already-heated stove, the liquid suddenly ignited, setting the girl alight with it.  Zubaida fell to the ground over the still-blazing kerosene lamp and continued to burn.  By the time Zubaida was saved, her…

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4 Common Premise Liability Scenarios

Published on March 5, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Brain Injuries, Burn Injuries, Children & Accidents, Dog Bites & Attacks, Fatal Accidents, Pool Drowning Accidents, Slip & Fall, Wrongful Death

The 1989 comédie noire, The ’Burbs, sees Tom Hanks and Bruce Dern playing an idle vacationer and wired Vietnam veteran who are attempting to unravel the mystery of their creepy new neighbors, the Klopeks, both at the behest and in spite of the bumbling of a gauche fellow resident.  Together, the lunatic trio commences snooping around…

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6 Causes of Home Fire Injuries

Published on March 4, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Burn Injuries, Children & Accidents

Burn injuries are the third leading cause of fatal accidents occurring at home. Each year, 450,000 people in the United States require medical treatment for burns, and 3,500 perish from burn injuries.  While these fires sometimes originate with a short circuit or a misfiring appliance, a large number of them are the result of tragic human…

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