Buckeye, AZ (July 7, 2022) – On Thursday morning, July 7, a fire broke out inside a Chipotle restaurant in Buckeye, leaving a man with burns covering more than 60% of his body.
Firefighters from Buckeye responded to the restaurant fire at Watson Road and Sundance Avenue. Outside the Chipotle, they discovered a 23-year-old male who had been severely burnt. Although his present status is unclear, he was treated at the scene and taken to the Maricopa Burn Center.
The restaurant’s fire suppression system was engaged and extinguished the bulk of the fire. Investigators, including Buckeye’s Fire Marshal, were at the scene determining the source of the fire and the manner in which the victim was burnt.
This Chipotle site, along with two adjacent stores, will remain closed until further notice.
Our sympathies are now with the wounded man and his family. We wish for his complete recovery.
Burn Injuries & Fires in Arizona
According to the American Burn Association, over 500,000 people in the United States seek medical attention in emergency rooms each year for burn injuries. Burn victims have a relatively strong chance of surviving their injuries; yet, they often suffer excruciating pain, lasting impairment, disfiguring blisters, and psychological trauma as a result of their ordeals.
An external burn happens when our skin is subjected to heat, electricity, chemicals, or radiation, while internal burns may be induced by inhaling superheated gases or liquids, ingesting chemicals, or being electrocuted. Moreover, a burn injury varies in severity depending on the skin tissue injured and any subsequent problems. Unfortunately, a severe burn may damage all three layers of skin, as well as muscle, bone, and blood vessels.
A serious burn may have long-lasting effects, and in some cases, it can even jeopardize a person’s life. Many severe burns result in secondary issues, such as ongoing pain, infections, and amputations. In the event that a victim succumbs to their burn injuries, grieving families are left behind to pick up the pieces, compounding an already-devastating set of circumstances.
If you have serious burn injuries and feel that someone else is responsible for your misfortune, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit in the civil court system of Arizona. In the event that you have a case to make a claim for compensation for your injuries, in many instances, all that is required is to construct a convincing claim that substantiates significant damages and the skillful legal representation of an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney.
Thankfully, the lawyers at Saavedra Law that specialize in burn injuries have a sole, unrelenting focus on getting successful outcomes. It is a privilege for us to be available to our clients whenever they request our assistance, to respond to any questions or concerns they may have, to caution them against making hasty decisions and other common mistakes, and guide them through the legal hurdles that frequently appear during the course of the claims process.
If you were injured on the property of another party or have questions about a possible injury claim, call our Arizona personal injury lawyers at (602) 753-8917 as soon as possible to arrange for a free and private case evaluation with a member of our legal team. Don’t wait to get the help that you and yours need today.
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