However, the U.S. Fire Association studies find that other incidents such as exploding gas tanks, faulty equipment and accidental settings contribute to personal injuries as well.
Skin burns have an incomparably agonizing type of pain. For the thousands of victims who endure burn injuries each year, the causes aren’t nearly as troubling as the resounding aftereffects. Compass Law Group, PC a group of Los Angeles burn injuries attorneys specializing in personal injuries caused by fires or explosions, works hard to recover money owed to victims of structural, vehicular or wildfires.
Landlords and other building owners who simply refuse to follow safety procedures tend to shoulder more responsibility for fires than any other group. When safety precautions are ignored and faulty electric wiring or absence of smoke detection cause buildings to erupt in flames, an almost slam-dunk case of negligence unfolds.
Roughly 486,000 burn injuries were reported to the American Burn Association in 2016 alone. To date, burn-related deaths happen once per 2 hours, 41 minute period. As many fire injuries are preventable with simple precautions like issuing fire extinguishers or having smoke alarms checked multiple times annually, courts rarely allow ‘ignorance’ as the defense mechanism of choice.
Restaurant owners, too, have been litigated against by our Los Angeles burn injuries attorneys. Because many range hoods are to have automated fire extinguishing liquids like Ansul nearby, grease fires that happen when no preventative measures were in place often net victims lofty settlements simply because ‘I forgot’ or ‘I didn’t know’ don’t usually fly in court.
California wildfires that were started by no fault of your own can be successfully fought, too. These cases take special handling, however, so contact us if you were injured and lost your home in wildfires.
Burn injuries which were caused by an employer are quite common, too. Simple fixes like providing MSDS sheets with all potentially explosive chemicals, and properly locking out machines, could prevent many workplace incidents. Once again, Compass Law Group, PC has successfully settled cases where employers simply didn’t follow OSHA regulations, leading to preventable fires.
Defending the rights of burn victims, one case at a time, has defined our practice over several decades. From work to natural fires even apartment fires, Compass Law Group, PC is always there to collect evidence, fight to get the largest settlement possible, and will never relent until your case is favorably settled.
Personal injuries such as burns are contingency-based cases, meaning our catastrophic injury attorney fees and other awards are contingent on successful settlement or court award. While victims are stuck healing in hospitals or at home, income stops flowing into their household. Therefore, we work hard to expedite fact findings, so we can build cases designed to settle much quicker.
If you or your loved one were injured or killed in a negligently set fire, Contact us immediately. We fight for fire victims until the end, and our Los Angeles burn injury attorneys are skilled enough to win cases, or you pay nothing.
This list isn’t all-inclusive; many personal injury suits have been raised based on different factors that aren’t included above. Our team of Los Angeles car accident attorneys can work on cases without anything out of pocket.
We’re old enough to have the necessary experience, yet young enough to use the most cutting-edge technology and tactics, and are determined enough to fight and outsmart the other side, every time.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.