Summer Fire Season Brings Added Risk of Burn Injuries, warns the Law Offices of J. Shaffer Smith & Associates

As record breaking temperatures loom throughout the summer, businesses, residences, and individuals need to exercise added caution

Jul 05, 2013, 16:51 ET from The Law Offices of J. Shaffer Smith & Associates

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, summer fire season means more work for a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, and this year appears to be worse than usual.  As the usual "June gloom" gave way last week to a blistering heat wave that started well before the first day of July, the risk of fires this summer, large and small, appears to be huge. As the firm for a burn injury lawyer Los Angeles residents turns to first, the Law Offices of J. Shaffer Smith and Associates would like to let the public know that, should they be injured in a fire, recourse is available.

Helping people when they need help the most is the mission statement of personal injury specialist J. Shaffer Smith and the other lawyers on his crack legal team. If you or a loved one has been injured in any way, they are here to help. If injuries – fire related or otherwise – have led you to require a construction accident lawyer, for example, they are ready to help. Similarly, if a bad slip or fall that may be the result of negligence requires you to seek out a Los Angeles brain injury lawyer, the J. Shaffer Smith team has been able to help countless clients receive their due compensation.

When it comes to fires, studies show that human error plays perhaps the single biggest role — despite the dramatic nationwide decline in cigarette smoking, careless smoking is still a leading cause of fire deaths. Electrical problems, particularly relating to heating can lead to countless fire injuries every year. Arson is another common cause of fire injuries and deaths, particularly in commercial properties, while human error can often lead to cooking-related fires.

Particularly when an individual is harmed by a fire at the workplace or a business he or she is visiting, compensation is often due. Unfortunately, however, many businesses and insurance companies may not always provide the just compensation fire victims deserve.  That's where the highly skilled, compassionate lawyers of the Law Offices of J. Shaffer Smith and Associates can get involved.

These outstanding lawyers understand that most working people cannot afford to pay the extremely high hourly fees most attorneys expect. That's why Mr. Smith and the firm's other lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that lawyers are not compensated for their time until after compensation is paid out by plaintiffs. Further still, the Law Offices of J. Shaffer Smith and Associates has a long history generating maximum rewards from defendants.

Dealing with the aftermath of any personal injury is difficult, but fire-related injuries can be particularly hard. That's why clients report that they especially appreciate the empathetic approach of the J. Shaffer Smith and the attorneys he works with. If you or a loved has recently been injured in a fire or another event and are not being properly compensated, then visit or call 310-736-1303 to learn more about your rights.

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