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We serve accident victims in San Diego, Escondido, Oceanside, El Cajon, Poway, La Jolla, Del Mar, Chula Vista, and all other towns and cities in San Diego County and beyond

Have you or someone you love suffered a burn injury in San Diego?

Don't get burned again. A tough burn injury attorney can help get you medical assistance and financial compensation.

The Elia Law Firm, APC in San Diego are tough, experienced burn injury attorneys who will civilly prosecute those responsible for your burn injury to get you the compensation you deserve. This might include payment for past or future medical expenses, past or future loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

Damage comes in all shapes and sizes.

Burn injuries affect hundreds of thousands each year, including many right here in San Diego. According to estimates from the American Burn Associationhalf a million people in the United States receive medical treatment for burn injuries each year, with 40,000 of those people having to be hospitalized. The financial impact of these injuries can be devastating. Damage can also be physically, emotionally, and psychologically scarring.

Many people only associate burn injuries with fire, but there are other serious ways that an individual can be injured, including smoke inhalation, explosion injuries, and scalding burns. While flames can damage a person’s skin, sometimes causing irreparable damage that can result in the need for skin grafts, superheated smoke can affect the lungs, singeing an individual’s airway and ultimately affecting a person’s respiratory system.

Burn victim

Negligence is the primary culprit.

Negligent actions, whether on the part of an individual or a company, are often the cause of burn injuries.

Water heaters can be faulty, heating water to temperatures greater than those recommended in order to prevent scalding injuries. If a product poses an unwarranted risk of causing a fire, or, as in the case of a faulty water heater, improper function of the product can result in a greater risk to the consumer, then the manufacturer of that product can also be held responsible based on a product liability that results in personal injury.

While explosions may result in fire, thus causing burn injuries as a result, the fallout of an explosion can be more extensive, with heated shrapnel and other debris posing a serious risk of harm that can include burn injuries.

Burn injuries can be exasperated by the fact that a building’s layout is not optimum in allowing for the safe evacuation of all inhabitants. Consequently, the owner of such a building can be held responsible based on premises liability, and could be legally required to compensate individuals that are injured as a result.

On a more individual basis, dangerous behavior, such as arson, can result in fire injuries, and any individuals that are deemed responsible for such behavior can be held liable for all damages associated with the dangerous behavior.

Those responsible need to be held accountable.

If you have suffered a burn injury, don’t hesitate to contact San Diego burn injury attorneys at Elia Law Firm, APC today for a free evaluation of your case. We will examine every detail surrounding your burn accident, and will civilly prosecute the negligent parties to hold them accountable for their actions and seek compensation on your behalf. This might include reimbursement of past or future medical expenses, past or future loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

Burn Injury Resources:

The Burn Center at UC San Diego Health System is a verified level 1 pediatric and adult burn center by the American College of Surgeons and American Burn Association.

Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing services to people of all ages who have been affected by burn injury.

Burn Institute of San Diego is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego and Imperial counties.

Support for burn patients and families: Programs and support groups exist to encourage, inform, and bring together burn survivors and their families.

Phoenix Society is a community of burn survivors, their loved ones, health professionals, and firefighters.

Elia Law Firm Accident Injury Laywers in San Diego

The personal injury attorneys here at the Elia Law Firm in San Diego are experts in burn injuries and have a 95% success rate in obtaining a monetary reward for our clients. But don’t delay. Time is critical. The sooner we go to work, the sooner you can pay for the medical attention you need.

Call (619) 444-2244 today or submit the form on this page for a free consultation. No fee until we win!

Suffering with injuries sustained through no fault of your own?

Contact our San Diego law firm for a free case evaluation today!

Frequently asked questions on burn injury cases

The value of your case depends on many factors. Every San Diego burn injury case is different. One factor is the nature and extent of your injury. Some people heal faster than others. One person may heal in a week, while another may take six months, a year, or may never heal from the injury. Another factor is the amount of your medical bills, future medical bills and lost earnings, etc. Contact our office at (619) 444-2244 for accurate advice on the value of your case.

Our office works with a variety of doctors in the San Diego who can provide immediate medical treatment and defer payment until the case is finished.

You pay us only IF we recover compensation for you through a settlement with the insurance company or a verdict through the court. If we do not recover compensation for you, you do NOT have to pay us for our time.

This depends on the extent of your injury. Typically, a San Diego personal injury case takes anywhere from two to eight months. Sometimes, cases take longer if they are more complex or if a lawsuit is filed. See our personal injury lawsuit timeline page for all the details on how long your case may take.

Not necessarily. Sometimes you are far better off without filing a lawsuit. Our San Diego personal injury law office typically files a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, if any. We then attempt to negotiate with the insurance company. If you are dissatisfied with the insurance company’s offer, we may decide to file a lawsuit.

  • Property damage
  • Past, current and future medical bills
  • Past, current and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment

Putting a monetary value to each of those is what burn injury attorneys do for their clients, and then we fight hard to attain you what you deserve. As in all San Diego personal injury cases, you are up against a behemoth in the insurance company which does not have your best interests in mind. They goal is to pay you as little as possible, and you are at a disadvantage if you try to take them on yourself. There is no need. That’s what we are here for. Let us fight the battle. 

Some of our achievements…

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$4.0 M

MVA vs. Pedestrian


MVA vs. Pedestrian vs. Hit & Run (maximum insurance policy limits obtained)


$3.9 M

Auto Accident


Settlement for a rear end car crash resulting in catastrophic injuries


$3.8 M

Wrongful Death


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$2.0 M

Premises Liability


Premises Liability


$1.7 M

Wrongful Death


Wrongful death case (limited insurance – multiple claimants)


Numbers have been rounded up to fit in allowable space. For actual numbers see our Case Results.

"Steve Holly, and Garrett are all exceptionally professional people to work with. I had a very serious and complicated Bodily Injury case, where it seemed like there was a new hurdle to overcome every month. I have no doubt that the Elia legal team worked tirelessly on creative solutions, which ultimately led to a victory in the courts. After this case consumed 2 years of my life, I am so relieved to have it over and done with. There are no words that could truly encapsulate my appreciation, and gratitude for this law firm. I would highly recommend this group to anyone in need of their services."


Protect yourself!

If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you may deserve compensation. Don’t go it alone. It’s very likely an attorney can get you more and get you fully compensated. 

Request a free phone consultation now. Find out what your case is really worth! We will also send you our “20 ways you can ruin your case” PDF to print out and help you even more!