California Fire-Related Injury Attorneys

  • PAY NOTHING UPFRONT
  • OVER $500 MILLION RECOVERED
  • ZERO-FEES UNTIL WE WIN
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
Arash Law Practice Area Border/Divider
We’ll tell you if you have a case or not within five minutes, call (888) 488-1391

House fires cause more deaths and severe burns than any other type of fire. Individuals are inside their houses more than in any other location. A fire can start in a modern home within a matter of seconds due to the numerous ignition sources and the flammable materials. Commercial buildings are more protected from fires than apartments and houses in the United States due to disparities in fire prevention codes. If you are seeking an attorney due to an injury related to a fire, contact our fire-related injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation. Call us at (888) 488-1391 to learn more about the legal services we offer.

Fire injury lawyers possess knowledge regarding the possible causes of fires in residential homes. Using the requisite evidence and their legal knowledge, fire injury lawyers can offer you an opportunity to prevail in your case. A person dies in a fire every one hundred and sixty-two minutes in the United States. Someone suffers injury in a fire every thirty-two minutes in the United States. Fire departments responded to approximately 400,000 residential fires in the United States in 2021. Approximately 2,500 people died in these fires, and another 12,000 people suffered serious bodily injury.

Nighttime Residential Fires

When an individual is seriously injured or killed during a residential fire in the United States, the fire typically occurs at night. Those who reside in the house are usually asleep when the fire begins burning. When a fire occurs during the daytime, the residents will often be immediately aware of the fire’s cause. Daytime fires are often less dangerous because individuals and first responders have time to escape and put out the fire.

Individuals can feel the heat from a fire when they are awake. Also, residents can smell and see smoke rising from a fire. Smoke alarms can protect families who may be sleeping while a nighttime fire begins. Fire safety saves lives during both nighttime and daytime fires. Individuals can still suffer serious bodily injury and even die during daytime fires.

Statistics and Fire Injuries

Good fire safety practices can save lives. Approximately eight percent of all fatalities caused by fires in the United States occur on residential property. The majority of fatalities caused by house fires are started by individuals who smoke tobacco. Often, individuals who use cooking devices such as barbecues and stoves cause residential fires and suffer serious bodily injuries from second-degree and third-degree burns.

Although it may come as a surprise to some readers, most house fire victims die from inhaling smoke. Survivors of house fires, however, often face extensive recoveries from serious burn injuries. Smoke inhalation also quickly damages lung tissue. Those who suffer burn injuries experience intense pain and must undergo expensive medical procedures.

Different Types of Burn Injuries

The nature of a burn injury can be categorized as first-degree, second-degree, or third-degree. First-degree burns, or superficial burns, damage the topmost layer of the dermis (skin). A first-degree burn is similar to a sunburn. First-degree burns typically require five to seven days to heal.

Second-degree burns, or partial-thickness burns, damage the second layer of the dermis. Second-degree burns often produce long-term scars. Extensive scarring of the skin may require skin grafts.

Third-degree burns, or full-thickness burns, irretrievably damage every layer of the dermis. These serious injuries cause the injured victim not only to lose skin but also lose sweat glands, hair follicles, and the tissue where new skin cells are generated.

How House Fires Begin

Many different electrical systems and consumer products may cause a house fire. Electrical appliances, open flames, electrical wiring, and flammable household products may all create house fires. Fire victims often suffer serious injuries and even death when they cannot escape from the building that is on fire. Most residents cannot exit a building in time when smoke alarms fail to sound and barred windows trap residents within enclosed spaces.

If you are seeking an attorney to represent you or a family member regarding a fire injury, contact our trusted law firm to schedule a free consultation. Call the office at (888) 488-1391 to learn more about the legal services we offer. The attorneys at our legal team have decades of experience and have recovered over $500 million for clients.

Attorneys representing clients in cases related to fire injuries must understand the fire’s cause and how the fire caused the client’s injury or death. A fatality caused by a house fire is likely to occur at night when most neighbors and residents are sleeping. No one may have witnessed the fire cause any injuries or deaths. Professional fire investigators must use physical evidence and fire patterns to determine the fire’s ultimate cause.

Scenes from a residential fire must be analyzed by professionals soon after a fire ends to form a reliable determination of the fire’s cause. Insurance companies and municipal authorities may attempt to destroy a building damaged in a fire while injured survivors recover in hospital rooms. The family members of survivors and decedents should retain an attorney as soon as possible after a house fire. An attorney can help survivors and family members preserve evidence and conduct a fire investigation. Insurance companies can be unscrupulous, and you must be prepared to stand up to claims adjusters and other insurance company employees.

Our experienced fire injury attorneys can prevent evidence from being destroyed. Our fire injury attorneys at Arash Law led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. can also hire experts who can perform a comprehensive fire investigation. Neglecting to retain a fire injury attorney early on in any fire injury case can cause victims and surviving family members to lose the financial compensation they deserve.

Various Kinds of Burn Incidents

Approximately seventy percent of burn injuries in the United States are caused by residential mishaps. Electrical wiring accidents, chemical spills, and scalding water can also cause individuals to suffer burn injuries. Read further to learn additional details regarding electrocution injuries, scalding injuries, and chemical burn injuries.

Individuals who suffer burn injuries may have to deal with permanent disability, disfigurement, and morbidity. Each of these problems may be associated with non-deadly burn injuries that require patients to be hospitalized for an extended period of time. If you or a loved one suffers from an injury due to serious burns, you must seek medical treatment immediately. After undergoing medical treatment, you should then contact an experienced personal injury attorney.

Medical professionals will treat each burn injury with specialized medical procedures. No two burn injuries are identical. Therefore the medical treatment you receive will be unique to your injury. An experienced burn injury attorney can help build a case using your medical records and medical bills.

What Are the Most Common Kinds of Fire Injuries and Explosion Injuries?

An individual must face the long-term consequences of serious burn injuries. Fire injuries and explosion injuries cause extreme physical pain, emotional trauma, and psychological suffering. Permanent disability and years of rehabilitation may be necessary to help those with burn wounds recover. Some fire injuries are lethal, and the patient dies from their injuries.

If an individual experiences injury during an explosion, the wounds may be severe. A patient may suffer shrapnel wounds from pieces of metal and splintered wood puncturing the skin. The most common injuries related to fires and explosions include:

Often, individuals who experience fire and explosion injuries often must undergo surgical procedures and extensive courses of rehabilitation. Many patients will have to make medical care a regular part of their daily lives. If you want to pursue your fire injury case, you need to document your medical treatment by requesting medical records and medical bills. A personal injury attorney from our reputable law firm can help you collect and organize these documents.

PERSONAL INJURY

$9,000,000

A seemingly impossible construction accident case that had been rejected by a few law firms in town. Everyone believed that it was strictly a workers’ compensation case. However, after some aggressive discovery and depositions, we were able to unravel a large third party personal injury liability case. The case went from zero offer to a maximum policy limits tender within 3 weeks for a very deserving client.
–  Arash Khorsandi
Which Types of Accidents Cause Dangerous Explosions in California?

Public utilities

Residential buildings

Industrial property

Watercraft, aircraft, and motor vehicles

Construction areas

Retail businesses

Restaurants

Wildlife areas

Forests

Approximately 1.2 million fires occurred throughout the United States in the year 2019, as reported by the United States Fire Administration. Household electrical appliances accounted for approximately 9 percent of the total fires, and cooking appliances accounted for more than 50 percent of the fires. Cooking accidents also cause non-residential buildings to explode. Negligent acts caused approximately 11 percent of these fires, and deliberate acts caused approximately 10 percent of these fires. Injuries related to fires and explosions can occur almost anywhere.

Which Types of Damages May I Demand After Suffering Injury During an Explosion in California?

Often, individuals who suffer burn injuries require multiple surgeries and other forms of medical treatment. The financial costs associated with these injuries may rise quickly.

Hospital bills can add up to thousands of dollars even for a hospital stay lasting only a week. Health insurance often will not cover all costs associated with the necessary treatment for a burn injury.

Personal injury victims who suffer due to another party’s negligence should not be financially burdened due to numerous medical bills. Our dedicated fire injury attorneys will work tirelessly to collect the financial compensation personal injury victims deserve. The injured victims in personal injury cases may recover the following damages:

  • Punitive damages, but only if the defendant’s conduct was egregious
  • Physical pain
  • Mental suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Current and future medical treatment and rehabilitation

Collecting the evidence necessary to resolve your case successfully requires time and patience. It is therefore imperative that you contact Arash Law and the team led by Arash Khorsandi as soon as possible after suffering injuries during an explosion or fire. The experienced fire injury attorneys are capable of handling every aspect of your personal injury case. Contact our California fire-related injury firm today to obtain the monetary compensation you deserve.

Which Types of Damages May I Demand After Suffering Injury During an Explosion in California?
Emperatriz Ayala
Emperatriz Ayala
Read More
My husband had an accident 2 years ago, a 85 years old man hit him, the Arash law group works very well on my husband case that took 9 month and he won the case and my husband was happy with the results. A year later I got into an accident as well and I’m still waiting in my case is almost resolving and it’s 9 months already. This people knows the law and they do their job right to help you out in getting the most for you to fight on your behalf. I strongly recommend the Arash Law firm they do things right in a efficient and professional manner.
Chris Zavala
Chris Zavala
Read More
Had a great experience with all the people at Arash law. Long story short was in a bad car accident. It was overwhelming and the whole process was a lot, but they kept me in the loop. They answered all my questions and gave me great advice. Couldn't be any happier. Would definitely recommend anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer. They'll guide you through the whole process!
Jill Smith
Jill Smith
Read More
Having Arash Law handle my auto accident was the best decision I could have made. Everyone I interacted with was kind, professional and detail oriented. I am extremely happy with the outcome and would recommend them highly.
Joseph R. Porter
Joseph R. Porter
Read More
From start to finish, Arash Law firm is there every step of the way with close, constant, personal contact and attention. I never knew a Law firm could actually care so much for me as a person and what I was personally going through as well as the settlement I was going to recieve once my case was finally completed. Thank you to everyone at Arash Law for your ongoing support and communication. You are the ONLY firm I will ever recommend to someone who is need of a great attorny.
Monica Parra
Monica Parra
Read More
I had an excellent experience with Arash Law. I will definitely recommend to my family and friends. I interviewed a few firms before deciding to work with Arash Law. What made my experience excellent was (i.e. head attorney being accessible to talk to and he answered all my questions and concerns, sensitive and thorough personel who completed in home intake & follow up process, being connected immediately to quality Physicians who addressed my injuries and recovery process, clear contract-read throughly to ensure its something you can commit to). Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience and I had a sense of peace knowing Arash Firm was walking with me throughout the whole process. Thank you Arash Firm for all your hard work and help. I am so grateful and appreciative for you all! 🙏 With Gratitude, Monica Parra
Previous
Next
Who May Be Liable for My Injuries?
Who May Be Liable for My Injuries?

The individuals or business entities who caused the fire that contributed to your injuries may be held liable. The liable parties who may be involved in a fire injury case in California include:

  • Property management companies
  • Appliance manufacturers
  • Utility companies
  • Individuals who may have caused the fire or explosion
  • Property owners and managers

During a fire injury case, one important component is determining the cause of the fire and how it could have been stopped. Both commercial and residential fires may begin in many different ways, but some of the most common causes of fires include household chemicals, explosions, electrical problems, and open flames. Cooking appliances, open flames, smoking, and electrical problems are the five primary causes of fires, according to the Bureau of Fire Investigation.

The Main Categories of Fire Injury Lawsuits

Our award-winning legal team can help injured victims pursue their legal claims. The most common types of fire injury cases include:

  • Tanker explosions
  • Truck accidents
  • Recreational fires
  • Workplace injuries
  • Apartment building fires
How Protected Are Residential Tenants?

Many injury victims suffer burns during residential fires in houses and apartment complexes. Owners and occupiers of real property have legal duty to make sure the residential area is in good condition. The property must also contain adequate safety features. Landlords may not maintain the property, and residents may be at risk of suffering serious injuries.

An owner and occupier of land may be liable under the principles of negligence law if the tenant suffers injury during a fire that could have been avoided if the property owner had adhered to safety mandates.

Landlord duties include:

  • Maintaining clear escape routes in the building’s common areas
  • Providing tenants with serviced and professionally maintained fire extinguishers
  • Installing fireproof doors
  • Providing tenants with access to safe and well-maintained fire escapes
  • Installing smoke alarms on the property in precise locations
  • Checking and maintaining all electrical wiring on the property

Every building should contain multiple fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. These devices are reliable tools that can reduce the risk of serious bodily injury or death. Many municipal codes require commercial and residential builders to install these devices.

A landlord may still be liable for the injuries that result from a fire that begins inside a tenant’s apartment. Many fires in apartment complexes begin inside kitchens. Local laws govern the duties that landlords must uphold to protect tenants from the risk of serious bodily injury or death. Municipal codes will often apply to both public and private housing.

Speak With an Experienced California Fire-Related Attorney Today

Fires are dangerous to all victims who encounter them. Severe burn injuries can cause permanent disability and bodily disfigurement. Also, burn injuries are expensive to treat because of the long-term rehabilitation and surgical procedures that are required. The emotional pain caused by a burn injury can be even more difficult to face than physical injuries. Many injured victims lose the ability to enjoy the hobbies they once participated in before they were injured. Some injury victims are physically unable to participate in their favorite hobbies after suffering a burn injury.

The stress caused by emotional pain and the cost of medical treatment can create a heavy burden for surviving victims and the family members supporting them. Families may suffer property damage during fires. If a gas tank explodes during a fire, the resulting explosion can maim and disfigure the survivors. These victims may need to undergo extensive skin grafting and plastic surgery procedures. Contact an experienced fire injury lawyer at our firm today if you or a family member suffered a serious bodily injury during a fire.

Our trusted fire injury attorneys can help you obtain the monetary compensation you deserve. Contact Arash Law and the team led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. at (888) 488-1391 to schedule a free consultation. You can learn more about the legal services we offer.

Thank You, We’ll contact you shortly.