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Welcome to the blog about California Burns and scalds. Michael Ehline of Los Angeles based Ehline Law Firm (aka "Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC") has a background as an aggressive civil litigator. He has written this section to help you understand burn injuries and related Federal, California, Los Angeles, Orange County, and other local laws regarding victim's compensation.



Michael Ehline at the court

Most of all, those fortunate enough to have suffered a burn injury and survive, are not off the hook at a terrible existence. Just because someone lived, in most cases, doesn't mean they remain injury-free.

In many of the standard situations, victims may endure a wretched class of injuries.

Examples include partial-thickness burns. Hence, these are among the most tragic types known to man.

To  most of you, having:

  • Melted skin
  • Scars
  • Nerve damage is an impossible scenario. So it's just too painful to even consider as a possibility.

But it isn't just immense physical discomfort that afflicts survivors. There is also a heavy spiritual and emotional burden for you and your family. The event itself can cause permanent, psychological scars. 

What is the Importance of NFPA 921 in the Standard of Care?

Courts in Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions use NFPA 921. But NFPA 921 is a baseline method to determine training and response standards. So it's just one of many techniques in proving the liability of the accused defendants. Also important are reliable expert witnesses to render scientific opinions on the cause of the spark and 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. Reading some of our blog posts on burn injuries should be helpful in your quest for recovery.

Apr 16, 2021

A Duty for Every Parent - Fire Safety

Firemen putting out fire
Teaching kids about fire safety. An attorney's perspective.
Apr 16, 2021

Burn Injury Statistics

Michael Ehline discusses the various statistics on burn injuries from the perspective of a lawyer.
Apr 16, 2021

Taking Legal Action after Football Game Burn Injuries

Burned top of a human foot
Burned top of woman's foot.
Discover the many ways people can be dramatically burned with scathing injuries at football games nonetheless!
Sep 11, 2020

Burn Treatment Techniques

Go here for free resources on how to treat a serious burn injury. Educational burn treatment page brought to you by Ehline Law.
May 26, 2020

Burn Injury Resources

Codex of valuable first AID resources for prevention, care, and treatment of severe burn injuries in LA city and county.
May 23, 2020

Burn Injury Pathophysiology - A Legal Perspective

Michael Ehline discusses burn injury pathophysiology and its importance in personal injury claims for burn wounds.
Jan 30, 2019

California Law—Negligence and Fireworks Explosion Incidents

A young legal assistant
Ehline Law Firm Legal Assistant
What determines when a fireworks explosion results in negligence under California law? Goes into strict liability and various tort schemes.
You can reach out to a California personal injury lawyer near you or find another local location.