How Our Lawyers Help In Burn Injury Legal Cases
Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm has a background as an aggressive civil litigator. Our past success is important to an injury victim needing help. Also, those fortunate enough to have suffered a burn injury and survive, are not off the hook.
Just because they lived, in most cases, doesn’t mean they remain injury free. In many of the standard situations, victims are forced to endure a wretched class of injuries. Examples include partial thickness burns. Hence, these are among the most tragic types known to man.
To most, having melted skin, scars, and associated nerve damage is an impossible scenario. So it’s just too painful to even to consider as a possibility. It is not just immense physical discomfort that afflicts survivors. There is also spiritual and emotional burden is that is heavy. The event itself can cause permanent, psychological scars. One can even suffer carbon monoxide poisoning.
Dealing With Depression
The thought of the disfigurement alone is enough to make one cringe. Disabilities themselves are sufficient to drive a deep depression. Furthermore, this is not mentioning the PTSD that many catastrophic burn survivors may endure. Also, the worrisome medical expenses often continue for many years. Often, this leads to collections and bad credit. The combination of all this towering stress creates a terrible sense of well-being. Thus, toasted survivors and those close to them continue to suffer. Even blood pressure issues and other systolic problems can be lifelong.
The successful EHLINE LAW FIRM satisfies clients by going the extra mile. Our team takes steps to hire the right experts. We seek to find the person or person who was the cause and origin of the fire. The analysis and mission include pinning down and processing witness statements. Also, we take steps to preserve documentary and physical evidence.
Thus, we work at finding the best physicians and burn surgeons there are. Because of this, we can 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, this successful firm has been assisting withering fire and heat victims nationwide. Also, we have done so for many years. Besides, they have already recovered over $20,000,000.00 for our disabled clients. The legal team has painstakingly investigated many fire scenes. We support the “California Burn Injury Lawsuit Center.” Michael Ehline is a member of the “Burn Survivors Throughout The World, Inc.” (“BSTTW”). He is 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 fact, many of their guidelines are helpful in the determining the cause of explosions. Also, they established a scientific standard of forensic analysis.
Importance of NFPA 921 in Setting a Standard of Care
Courts in Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions use NFPA 921. Hence, there is a baseline method to determine training and response standards. This is one method of proving liability of the accused defendants. Thus, we use this reliable resource when seeking expert witnesses to render scientific opinions on the cause of the blaze and whence it came.
As always, fire prevention standards are an essential element in a case. Most of all, they can help establish the feasibility of repair or avoidance. Accordingly, we stay on top of the most cutting edge technology and research. Therefore, we make sure we can put your best foot forward in a legal victory in court.
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The Suffering Associated With a Serious Burn
Suffering severe injuries is not a simple issue. Because of this, the victims will usually need the counsel of experienced representatives. After suffering a malaise as critical as those marked by fire or intense heat, many issues will need to addressing. Thus, the expert advice of a legal champion can be invaluable to setting up a plan of attack in getting money. Also, money is necessary for the medical care, skin grafts and other things. More than other times, a down and out victim needs money to live. Most of all, while you are healing and rebuilding the mind, body, and soul, you are usually not working.
Surgery and Pain
Often, many consecutive operations are mandatory. So with them, a terrible, unceasingly painful “recovery” often follows. Ehline’s promise is making certain clients garner the most significant amount of money possible. Thus, we work hard to cover their medical and living expenses. We want to assure them a worry-free existence in their new, unfortunate condition.
The blistered, charred or scalded sufferer and their family normally have many questions. Two of the most common questions include:
- What should I do about my medical bills and the future medical costs I will have?
- How can I cover my living expenses, since I cannot work?
The questions that the afflicted and their family have are important and deserve answers. Let us help address these issues and explain rights to recover compensation. Thus, the party who caused the harm could be the company or manufacturers of defective products. Hence, our diplomatic, durable advocates can help explain and provide protection of your rights.
This personal injury protection includes the following legal terms:
Individuals need to take advantage of and exercise their rights to recover compensation. The downtrodden need personal injury protection. Because of this, our experienced firm specializes in this area of the law. So we can guide you through the legal process.
It is important for those touched by this catastrophe to have their rights protected. They deserve to have legal representation by a qualified bar member. Furthermore, clients need someone that has investigative experience. Thus, consumers will know the lawyer has resources and expert litigation skills. We are that firm.
The person needing help has a limited amount of time to file a legal claim. Also, this is the only way to hold the negligent party responsible. Because of this, if this deadline passes, then it is not possible to file a lawsuit. Thus, the victim will lose the rights to keep the negligent party accountable.
The negligent party can be an individual, a company, workplace or manufacturer. They are defendants whose actions or inaction led to the accident resulting in a fiery debacle. These measures that had they been different; the “accident” would not have occurred.
Being set fire to, or searing skin can happen in numerous ways. Also, when there is negligence, it is an accident with scalds, melting, and burns. Among the most common are to children in residential settings. Adults in commercial settings also suffer many burn wounds. The genesis of the flames is many. For example, the ignition source could be an over pressured boiler exploding. Also, dust, such as that from a spray painting rig, or even saw dust can ignite.
It could be a defective power plug or some other electrical issue. Also, chemicals like hairspray, a fireplace, or the open flame of a lighter can cause burnt your skin. Although harm may vary from person to person, as far what happens to the individual due to accidents.
Most of all, these unforeseeable events occur all the time. These are accidents not predictable by the people harmed by them. Once they happen it is the injured person’s burden to prove who caused it. Because of this, the victim must hire a pro to decipher the evidence.
Importance of Origin of Flames Investigations
Our advocates are professionals when it comes to litigating house and business fires. Thus, we determine the origin of the flames, bad wiring, defective parts, components, or craftsmanship.
Due to our experience in the Burn Injury Survivor’s Network, we have a close bond with our clients. Hence, we work hard to instill a winning sense of confidence in them when all else seems lost.
After a bad ignition and impact happens, victims and their family often have questions. Because of this, they would like answers 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 get covered, and there are no holes in his or her game. As discussed, our attorneys have sifted through many fire scenes over their lives. The fire scenes we have investigated range from residential homes in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
These claims rise all the way to many millions of dollars in property damage. Also, these statistics don’t include the physical injuries, or death, to the occupants themselves.
Fire scenes are dynamic and fast moving. Also, there are typically jets of water blasting would be evidence to and fro. We understand the dynamics, intricacies, and aftermaths of extinguished fires. The team has investigated and witnessed this first hand. Our team has seen some of the most devastating structural fires in recent history. Thus, we are vastly qualified to take on all types of structural fire claims. These are claims which also resulted in bodily harm or fatality.
If necessary, we have the skills to deal with the Fire Dept arson investigator. So our team can liaise with Cal Osha, the Coroner, or connect with a particular group or individual. Also, our veteran professionals will intercede with all comers in dealing with your complex forensic issues;
2. What Specialists and Your Would Be Attorney Will use experts in Cause and Origin Analysis?
As discussed, gathering evidence after the liveliness of fire suppressing techniques. Our experts understand that valuable clues may be concealed among the debris. Thus, 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. Furthermore, this enables us to congregate rapidly with squads of skillful scientific experts. Also, this assures the incident scene is not subject to further degradation.
So a seemly process is set in motion to preserve evidence and lessen tampering. Hiring an inexperienced attorney can spell doom. Thus, never hire someone who does not understand fire scene processing. Because of a bad lawyer, the chances of an unsuccessful outcome are high.
3. Does Your Would-Be Law Firm Understand Fire-Scene Evidence Problems?
As duly noted, our firm follows the latest technology. Thus, it utilizes the most recent scene processing standards. Furthermore, this is just part of our best practices. Attorney Ehline has worked an enormous number of fire investigation scenes. Ehline is an expert in the recovery of artifacts and documentary items.
He has represented and litigated liability claims on behalf of vast amounts of victims. Michael has prepared preservation of evidence letters and done the legwork. This lawyer is a member of the Burn Injury Survivor’s Network. He also understands and applies NFPA 921 standards when necessary.
How We Win Cases
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 with a crummy lawyer. The opposite of a top injury law firm means a looming defeat. Thus, when you retain a firm with little or zero experience in burn and fire law, you can go down in flames.
No individual ever thinks of losing their case and then ending up in an appellate court. There should not be any risks taken by a newly physically challenged victim. So experimenting with new attorneys is not an option. When a person is doing so, things that should occur may not be happening at all. Thus, even though the represented person thinks things are hunky-dory, they are wrong.
Trades that are Considered Dangerous
Certain occupations hold the risk of injuries more often than other trades. For example, many of these jobs include hot mopping roofs, asphalt work. Others also include auto or plane mechanic work. These are demanding physical jobs. Also, welders like those working on oil rigs are often distracted.
Thus, many of these workers have a lot be aware of. And often, their focus on the job at hand opens them to external risks. They may never entirely be aware of the tragedy as it is happening.
Some trades include being a member of a union. Furthermore, these types of jobs often put the employee at risk of injury or worse. Thus, employees in trades are often faced with burns and even being burnt to death. Hire risk jobs would include ship welders.
There is always the danger of accident cauterization to ones-self or a bystander. Working in hot environments also leads itself to parching and dehydration. So the employee gets hit from all sides. This worker is at serious risk for a whole spectrum of malaise.
Compensation is available to employees injured while on the job. Also, worker’s compensation laws designed to protect the damaged victim collect benefits.
Many industrial trades are dangerous and employees are at a risk of injury daily. As discussed, certain industries can lend themselves to being seriously charred or scalded. Other examples would include a cruise ship engine or boiler mechanic. This could be a victim who is singed or branded by hot metal, oil, or steam.
When victims suffer sizzled skin or broiling due to someone’s negligence, certain rights exist. Furthermore, rights may include recovering compensation for mental and emotional pain and suffering. Also, other economic and non-economic damages are available as compensation to victims.
In addition, our lawyers have experience, litigation skill, and resources. Because of this, the firm has what is necessary to protect the legal rights of victims. These rights are usually those involving monetary compensation
Burn Cases are a Complex Undertaking
Some cases are very complex undertakings. A poorly trained attorney can quickly commit malpractice easily. Thus, victims can get left 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 have proudly resolved many cases. Many were successful burn claims. During the same time, we also helped take care of property damage fire claims. We are famous for garnering the support of international, renowned specialists and experts. Also, these people include professionals in medicine, life care planning, and occupational therapy. So we don’t just focus on accident reconstruction.
Top Legal Pros at Pinning Down Legal Liability
When pinning down liability, victims can rest assured. Most of all, clients know our injury firm will hire the cream of the crop fire scene analysis specialists. Thus, you will have pros determining device failure. Also, we will investigate testing of defective parts and products. Because of this, we can rule out whether a manufacturing problem could have sparked the event.
If someone you love is the poor soul hurt in a catastrophic structural fire, you must act with swiftness. You must hire a law firm that specializes in all the items discussed above. Our burn injury attorneys understand how difficult it is. Because of this, burn injury victims and families need a legal counselor during this time.
Advocacy is just part of what a good legal team does for victims. Hence, our team will counsel survivors with compassion through the legal process. Furthermore, we will come to your home or hospital bed to render you our legal aid. Call the successful, top attorneys Ehline Law Firm at (888) 400-9721.