Who We Are

Established in 1959, we are one of the premier firms in the western United States who represents victims of serious burn injuries.  For over five decades our burn injury attorneys have successfully represented explosion, fire and chemical burn victims, as well as their heirs and survivors.  As leaders in the area of fire and burn litigation, our attorneys have helped shape liability law, while securing hundreds of millions of dollars in financial compensation for our clients who have been scarred, disfigured and disabled.

We represent clients of diverse backgrounds:  children burned by flammable fabrics; renters burned in dwelling fires; victims whose smoke alarms have malfunctioned; workers injured in the field due to electrical and chemical exposures; motorists whose vehicles have caught fire; and others who have suffered serious and catastrophic losses throughout California and Nevada.  Our practice is, and always has been, dedicated to representing injured people and their families.  We do not represent insurance companies, utilities, manufacturers, or corporations, and we do not represent defendants in burn injury litigation.  Our goal is getting justice for burn victims and securing financial compensation to make them whole and help them rebuild their lives and self esteem.

In the early 1960's when only a few national firms were competent to handle complex fire and burn litigation, our firm was at the forefront.  Through the 1970's, 80's, 90's and into the current decade we continue to obtain important victories for clients with severe burns.  Our lawyers have successfully represented survivors against General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford for defective fuel tanks and fuel-fed vehicle fires.  In fact, we paved the way for automobile safety with successful recoveries against Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, and other automakers who were not doing all they could to provide for passenger safety.  Recently, we have been at the forefront of protecting individuals from burn injuries from chemical spills, high-powered electrical lines, propane explosions, residential fires, and vehicle fires.  We continue to fight on behalf of those who have been the victim of a serious burn injury.

Through it all we have not forgotten the philosophy upon which Bruce Walkup founded the firm.  Almost fifty years later, we remain among the top trial firms in the United States and our lawyers continue to obtain seven and eight figure verdicts for our clients.

Contact our injury lawyers today.  Make an appointment for a free consultation. Toll-free 1.866.912.0519, or 1.415.692.0465 locally.

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