Economic Damages are damages to one’s pocketbook, and non-economic damages are damages to one’s heart and psyche. Economic damages are items such as the cost of medical care, medication, physical therapy, psychotherapy, lost income, lost earning capacity, and loss of household services. Non-economic damages are intangible items such as sadness,… CONTINUE
Homeowner’s Policy Exclusions and Animal Attacks
In San Francisco, it’s illegal to own livestock, but it was very popular at one point to have miniature pigs as house pets. Let’s say I’m attacked by livestock that isn’t owned legally? What does the case look like, how is it different, and what is the insurance company going… CONTINUE
Dog Bite: What is Your Advice to Those People Who Have Been Injured by a Friend’s Pet But Don’t Want to Harm the Friendship by Pressing Charges?
Responsible people purchase insurance for a reason. We want to be insured in the event that something accidental happens on our property. Just as we are insured for negligent driving and possible defects on our property, we are insured in the even our dog, for whatever reason, bites a guest… CONTINUE
Are Chemical Burns Unique from Other Burn Injuries?
Chemical burns typically result from exposure to a product. When this happens, our aim is to determine if the burn was caused by a defect in manufacturing or design of that product. In the event that errors in manufacturing or design are to blame, it is a strict liability case,… CONTINUE
Electrocution Burn Injury
Electrical burn injuries are relatively uncommon and usually happen in occupational settings. But, when they do occur, injuries caused by electrocutions can be lethal or extremely serious depending on the source of electricity and the amount of voltage that is generated within the current that causes the injury.
Permanent Scarring and the Value of a Case
We have a case involving a high school girl, whose face is severely permanently disfigured as a result of a restaurant spilling scalding liquid on her. I cannot think of a more sensitive age for a girl to receive an injury like this. I feel strongly that the value of… CONTINUE
What kinds of burn injuries have you seen?
I have seen burn injuries associated with laser treatments that are consistent with the pattern of strokes that the doctor or nurse uses to remove the hair or the brown spots. There was a client who sustained what appeared to be zebra stripe scars from her shoulders to her elbows…. CONTINUE
Burn Injury Cases: Determining the Amount of Damages
The value of a burn injury case depends on many factors: Severity of the burn – Is it a first, second, third or fourth degree burn? Size of the burn – How large is the affected area? Will there be permanent scarring? Location – Where is the burn located? Is… CONTINUE
How Common Are Burn Injuries, Statistically?
According to the Center for Disease Control on average, in the United States, on average, someone died in a fire every two hours, and someone was injured every 23 minutes. Each year in the United States, 1.1 Million burn injuries require medical attention. Of those injured as a result of… CONTINUE
Actionable Burn Injuries
Actionable burn injuries may come from any number of sources, including explosions, hot liquids, flames, steam, electrical currents, radiation, and strong chemicals, such as paint thinner or gasoline. Burns may also come from sources like homes, restaurants hotels, and defective products. Our firm has also seen a number of clients… CONTINUE