Burn Injury Lawsuits

Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm PC has a background as an aggressive civil litigator. This is important to an injury victim who needs help.  This is because those fortunate enough to have suffered a burn injury and survive, are not off the hook just because they lived, in most cases. In many of the standard cases of this type, victims must unfortunately be forced to endure a class of injuries that is among the most tragic types known to man. To most, having melted skin, scars, and other associated nerve damage, is an unimaginable scenario.  It is just too painful to even consider as a possibility. It is not just immense physical discomfort that afflicts survivors, the spiritual and emotional burden is heavy. The event itself has been known to cause permanent, psychological scars.

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The thought of the disfigurement alone is enough to make one cringe.  The disability itself is is enough to drive on deep depression, not to mention the PTSD that many catastrophic burn survivors may endure. The worrisome medical expenses often continue firmly for many years, leading to collections and bad credit. The combination of all this towering stress, creates a terrible sense of well being for toasted survivors and those close to them.

The legal advocates at EHLINE LAW FIRM PC go the extra mile as soon as we are retained. We take steps to hire the right experts. We seek to find the person or person who were the cause and origin of the fire.  Our analysis and mission includes pinning down and processing witness statements, preserving documentary and physical evidence, and finding the best physicians and burn surgeons there are to help the survivor beat back what life is throwing at him or her since the tragic event.

Why Choose Ehline To Help Me With My Burn Lawsuit?

So why choose us? Well, for starters, Ehline has been assisting withered fire and heat victims nationwide for many years, and they have already recovered over $20,000,000.00 for our wounded clients. Ehline Law Firm has investigated literally innumerable fire scenes. We support the “California Burn Injury Lawsuit Center”,  Michael Ehline is even a member of the “Burn Survivors Throughout The World, Inc.” (“BSTTW”), being a scorched victim himself. He is also a member of the National Fire Protection Association (“NFPA”).  Our experts use the standards set forth by NFPA 921 in many cases we are confronted with.  In fact, many of their guidelines are very helpful in the determining the cause of explosions, and they set forth a scientific standard of forensic analysis.

Courts in Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions have been known to use NFPA 921 to determine training and response standards of the accused defendant. Thus, we rely heavily upon this trustworthy resource when we seek expert witnesses to render their scientific opinions with respect to the cause of the blaze and whence it came.  As always, fire prevention standards are a key element in feasibility of repair or avoidance.  Accordingly, we stay on top of the most cutting edge technology and research to make sure we can put your best foot forward in a legal victory in court.

The Suffering Associated WIth a Serious Burn

Suffering severe burns is not a simple issue and the victim and the family will typically require the counsel of an experienced representative. After suffering a malaise as severe as those marked by fire or intense heat, there are many issues that will need to be addressed, and the expert advice of a legal champion, can be invaluable to setting up a plan of attack in getting money for the medical care, skin grafts and other things you will need like money to live off of while you are healing and rebuilding your mind, body and soul.

In many cases, multiple, consecutive surgeries are mandated and with them, a terrible, unceasingly painful “recovery”. Ehline’s promise to our clients is to make certain that all of them garner the most significant amount of money possible to cover their medical and living expenses, assuring them a worry free existence in their new and unfortunate condition.

The blistered, charred or scalded sufferer and their family normally have many questions and two of the most common include:

  • What should I do about my medical bills and the future medical costs I will have?
  • What can I do about my living expenses, since I cannot work?

The questions that the afflicted and their family have are important and deserve answers. Ehline Law can help to answer these questions and explain your rights to recover compensation, if the harm was caused by another party, company or manufacturers defective products. Our diplomatic and durable advocates can help explain and provide protection of your rights including the following legal terms:

Legal Protection of Your Rights

Individuals need to take advantage of and exercise their rights to recover compensation. The downtrodden need to be protected, and our experienced firm specializes in this area of the law, and we can guide you through the legal process.

Legal Representation Benefits

It is important for those touched by this catastrophe to have their rights protected and to have legal representation of a member of the bar that has investigative experience, and that has resources, and that also has expert litigation skills. We are that firm.

The Law Limits the Time To File a Claim

The person needing assistance has a limited amount of time to file a legal claim to hold the negligent party responsible. If this time limit passes, then it is not possible to file a lawsuit to hold then negligent party accountable.

 Negligent Party

The negligent party can be an individual, a company, workplace or manufacturer, whose actions or inaction led to the accident resulting in your fiery debacle. This is actions that had they been different, the “accident” would not have occurred.

Causes of Burn Injuries

Being set fire to, or being seared, can happen in numerous ways and when negligence is involved it is always an accident resulting in scalds, melting and burns. Among the most common are to children in residential settings and to adults in commercial settings. The genesis of the flames are many. For example, the ignition source could be an over pressured boiler exploding, dust, such as that from a spray painting rig, or even saw dust.

It could be a defective power plug or some other electrical issue, chemicals like hairspray, a fireplace, or the open flame of a lighter that fired or burnt your skin. Although the harm may vary from person to person, as far what happens to the individual due to accidents, these unforeseeable events happen all the time, and they not predictable by the people harmed by them. Once they happen it is the harmed person’s burden to prove who caused it by getting a pro to decipher the evidence.

In fact, Ehline Law are professionals when it comes to litigating house and business fires, where the origination of the flames was bad wiring, defective parts or components, or craftsmanship. Due to our experience in the Burn Injury Survivor’s Network, we have a close bond with our clients, and instill a winning sense of confidence in them when all else seems lost.

Legal Questions and Their Answers

When a serious ignition and impact happens, the victim and their family often have questions they would like answers to like to have answered by someone in the know.

1. What is the Number of Fire Investigations Law Firm Has Worked?

When you hire a lawyer, you need to make sure all bases are covered and there are no holes in his or her game. As discussed, our attorneys have sifted through numerous fire scenes over their lives. The types of fire scenes Ehline has investigated himself range from residential homes in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, all the way to multiple millions of dollars in property damage also, not including the physical injuries, and even death, to the occupants themselves.

Cause and Origin Analysis

Fire scenes are known for being dynamic, and fast moving, typically with jets of water blasting would be evidence to and fro. We understand the dynamics, intricacies and aftermaths of extinguished fires. We have investigated and witnessed first hand, some of the most devastating structural fires in recent history. This means we are vastly qualified to take on all types of  structural fire claims, that also resulted in bodily harm, or fatality.

If necessary, we have the skills to deal with the Fire Dept arson investigator, as well as Cal Osha, the Coroner, or to connect with a specific group or individual. Our veteran professionals will intercede with all comers in dealing with your complex forensic issues;

2. What Specialists and Experts in Cause and Origin Analysis Will Be Used by Your Would Be Attorney?

As discussed, gathering evidence after the liveliness of fire suppressing techniques. Our experts understand that valuable clues may be hidden amongst the debris, and they go the extra mile to gather critical things and materials buried therein.

This is one reason why you should not delay in retaining us.  This will enable us to rapidly congregate with your squad of  skilful scientific experts. This assures the incident scene is not subject to further degradation, and a seemly process is set in motion to preserve evidence and lessen tampering.  Hiring an inexperienced attorney who does not understand fire scene processing could badly increase your chances of an unsuccessful outcome.

3. Does Your Would Be Law Firm Understand Fire-Scene Evidence Problems?

As duly noted, our firm follows the latest technology and utilizes the latest scene processing standards as part of our best practices. Attorney Ehline has worked an enormous number of fire investigation scenes in the recovery of artifacts and documentary items. He has also represented and litigated liability insurance claims on behalf of vast amounts of victims, as well as having prepared preservation of evidence letters, is a member of the Burn Injury Survivor’s Network, and also understand and applies NFPA 921 standards when necessary.

Our mission to persuade judges on the law, and jurors on the facts. We want to help you win your case.  Don’t get stuck with a cheap, or inexperienced fire injury attorney. All you are doing is putting yourself in the cross-hairs of a looming defeat when you retain a firm with little or zero experience in burn and fire law. No individual ever thinks of losing their case and then ending up in an appellate court. There should not be any risks being taken by a newly disabled victim in experimenting with fresh attorneys. When a person is doing so, the things that are supposed to occur, may not be happening at all, even though the represented person thinks they are.

Trades that are Considered Dangerous

There are certain trades that hold risk of being injured more often than other trades. These include hot mopping roofs, asphalt work, and auto aircraft mechanics. These are really demanding physical jobs and welder and those working on oil rigs are distracted by their jobs and never totally aware of the tragedy as it is happening.

Employee Unions

There are some trades that include being a member of a union and these types of jobs often put the employee at risk for being injured, including burns and even being burnt to death. Hire risk jobs would include ship welders.  There is always the risk of accident cauterization to ones-self, or a bystander.  Working in hot environments also leads itself to being parched and dehydrated. So the employee is being hit from all sides and at serious risk for a whole spectrum of malaise.

Worker’s Compensation Law

Worker’s compensation is available to employees that have been injured while on the job and Worker’s compensation laws are supposed to protect the damaged victim collect benefits.

Industrial Trade Injuries

There are many industrial trades that are dangerous and employees are at a risk of being injured daily. As discussed, there are certain industries that can lend themselves to being seriously charred or scalded. Other examples would include a cruise ship engine or boiler mechanic who is badly singed or branded by hot metal, oil, or steam.

Getting Help

When you or a loved one has suffered sizzled skin, or broiling due to the negligence of another party or entity you have legal rights and they may include recovering compensation for your mental and emotional pain and suffering, and other economic and non economic damages. Ehline Law Firm PC have the experience, the litigation skill and the resources necessary to protect your legal rights and recover compensation

These cases are very complex undertakings. A poorly trained attorney can easily commit malpractice and leave you holding the bag with no compensation.  So hiring the family attorney is usually ill advised. You must seek out someone with vast talent and experience who is not just a  general practitioners. Good intentions are no substitute for proven results.

The advocates at Ehline Law Firm PC have proudly resolved multiple burn and property damage fire claims.  We are famous for garnering the support of  internationally famous specialists and experts in medicine, life care planning, and occupational therapy, not just in accident reconstruction. But when pinning down liability, you can rest assured that you have the cream of the crop team of fire scene analysis specialists, who are also pros at determining device failure and testing of defective parts and products that could have sparked the event.

If someone you love is the poor soul hurt in a catastrophic structural fire, you must act swiftly. You must hire a law firm that specializes in all of the items discussed above.  Our burn injury attorneys understand how difficult it can be for the burn injury victim and their family during this time and will gently guide you through the legal process. Accordingly, we will come to your home or hospital bed to render you our legal aid. Call Ehline Law Firm PC at 888-400-9721.