ClickCease Burn Injury Archives | Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Utility Pole Explosion (Electric Short)

Our San Francisco burn injury trial and settlement team represented a utility worker who sustained first-, second- and third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body when he was nearly electrocuted at a job site. The client was performing routine telephone line replacement when a Pacific Gas & Electric pole fractured, causing 12,000 volts of…

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Defective Hot Tub – Fatal Burns

Our San Francisco, California, product liability burn injury attorneys mediated resolution of a tragic wrongful death case on behalf of the surviving parents of a 4-year-old girl who was burned over 80 percent of her body when she jumped into the family hot tub. The parents had purchased the hot tub from a local retailer…

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Sisters Burned In Van Vs. Auto Collision

The Walkup burn injury specialists represented sisters who suffered third-degree burns over 40 percent of their bodies when a church camp van in which they were riding collided with another vehicle and burst into flames. The accident happened in Butte County, and the case was litigated in Butte County Superior Court. Our clients sought recovery…

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Rented Mobile Home Fire

The Walkup Melodia fire injury team negotiated a mediated settlement on behalf of a 57-year-old woman who sustained second- and third-degree burns when the trailer home she was renting from the defendant caught fire from unknown sources. Conor alleged that the defendant failed to adequately maintain the electrical outlets in the rented trailer, resulting in…

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Burn Injury – Summer Home Fire

Walkup lawyers recovered this amount on behalf of a 19-year-old who sustained second- and third-degree burns over 85 percent of his body and endured dozens of surgeries following a fire and explosion in a vacation home in the Sierra foothills. The property owners (who were also the sole shareholders of a contracting corporation that had…

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High School Student Burned In Metal Shop

Our California government liability team, working with our burn injury lawyers, represented a Napa Valley High School sophomore who sustained second- and third-degree burns over his arm, shoulder, and torso when his clothing caught fire during welding shop. We were able to prove that there was inadequate supervision at the time of the injury and…

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Mother Burned By Fuel-Fed Vehicle Fire

Our automobile fire injury lawyers at Walkup Melodia represented a 41-year-old woman who experienced serious second- and third-degree burns over her feet, legs and torso attempting to extricate her daughter from a vehicle after it caught fire. Seven-figure settlement secured for our client.

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Premises Liability: Patron v. Propane Fire Pit Maker

In a Yolo County Superior Court action, Walkup attorneys Matthew Davis and Spencer Pahlke recovered a global resolution of $3,000,000 on behalf of a young woman who suffered burn injuries while visiting a winery where she is a member. During a wine tasting event, plaintiff sat down at a barrel shaped wine table. A winery…

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Industrial Injury

In Technician v. Hazardous Waste Disposal Company (case number and court confidential), Doris Cheng and Andrew McDevitt negotiated a confidential settlement including third party and workers’ compensation benefits with a present value in excess of $14,000,000. The injury arose from a Northern California industrial workplace fire and explosion in which our client suffered disfiguring burns…

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