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Altadena House Fire - Burn Injury Lawyers

Altadena House Fire - Burn Injury Lawyers


A recent, house fire in the city of Altadena, California is a perfect example of the need to retain an experienced burn injury lawyer as soon as possible to process the fire scene with qualified experts and determine cause and origin. The burn injury lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION have investigated scores of fire scenes and have consulted nationally with regard to complex, cause and origin matters involving catastrophic burn injuries.

Attorney David Shoop, the firm's founder, is a member of the National Fire Protection Association ("NFPA") Research Committee - and he has secured some of the largest burn injury settlements in California. In his most recent burn injury settlement, David Shoop obtained $3.5 million for his clients.

Regarding the Altadena, California fire, KCAL 9 is reporting that the fire department is continuing their cause and origin investigation into this fire which tragically claimed the lives of an 86-year-old woman and her 50-year-old son. The L.A. County Fire Department advised that they were dispatched at approximately 10:17 p.m., on Saturday evening (March 7, 2015) to a single family residence within the 2400 block of N. Holliston Avenue, which is located near Altadena Drive.

At the time the fire department arrived on scene, fire crews noted that the residence was totally engulfed in flames.

KCAL 9 additionally reported that a caretaker residing within the home inside the home heard an explosion at the residence that night, and that two (2) people had escaped the flames with injuries, but Betty Kopp (and her son Robert) perished in the fire.

A preliminary investigation indicated that Robert's body was found outside the front door, and Betty's body was found within the home. Both mother and son were pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. Firefighters stated that they have not yet determined the area of origin of the fire. Their investigation continues and - as of this evening, March 8, 2015, the cause and origin of the subject residential fire remains under investigation.

The burn injury lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION are experts in fire cause and origin analysis and have prepared numerous lectures and presentations to attorneys on National Fire Protection Association ("NFPA") 921 standards application, and Attorney David Shoop has also published his most recent literature regarding fire scene processing and investigation, a link to which can be found here:

The attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION have handled all manner of fire and casualty cases – from multi-million dollar property damage claims to mass fatalities. There is no simply no substitute for experience in a fire case. If you or your family have been injured in a residential fire, don't delay. Please call us today for a free consultation.


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