Burn Injury Recoveries

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Burn Injury Recoveries

Burn Injury Recoveries

San Francisco California Fire Burn Lawyers Attorneys

1994: Oakland Hills Fire.
This case settled for $5 million. This was a case involving serious burn injuries to a husband and wife and the death of an elderly man, all of whom were victims of the Oakland Hills fire in 1991. Plaintiffs established the case against the City of Oakland for an inadequate escape route from the fire and against the Parkwood Apartments for failing to follow a fire safe landscape plan that had been mandated by the City of Oakland in return for a building permit. The landscape plan would have eliminated highly flammable eucalyptus trees. It was found that the eucalyptus trees accelerated the fire and made it difficult for people to evacuate.

1989: Cathedral Hill Hotel Fire, San Francisco.
This settled for $2.4 million. This was a Christmas tree fire that started at the Cathedral Hill Hotel on Van Ness and spread throughout the meeting room area of the hotel. The fire alarm system did not properly function and the hotel was loaded with toxic flammable furnishings (containing polyurethane foam), carpeting and wallpaper that emitted cyanide that disabled plaintiff and caused permanent lung damage.

1990: Bayview Industrial Park Explosion.
This case settled for $500,000. This was a major illegal fireworks explosion that literally blew the roof off the Bayview Industrial Park in the Hunter’s Point area of San Francisco . We represented a number of artists and small manufacturers who lost everything in the explosion.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.


Abuse & Molestation

 Priests, ministers, church officials and workers, coaches, teachers, day care workers, park rangers, and other trusted adults who sexually molest children, ruin lives and cause irreparable psychological damage.


& Serious Injuries

People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.



Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.


& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.


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The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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