San Diego Fire Damage Litigation Lawyers
California Property Loss Lawyers
At the Campbell, Lauter & Murphy, Attorneys at Law, we defend corporations, business entities, manufacturers and individuals against liability for fire damage. Using in-depth knowledge of the law to help protect innocent parties from litigation, attorneys at our San Diego law firm partner with experts and use thorough discovery to help prove their cases.
This thorough strategy has been developed over years of successful litigation, where attorney William Koska built a reputation for excellence in fire damage matters. Mr. Koska represented the building owner involved in the Dorothy Mae Apartment Fire, a 1982 blaze caused by arson. The building had been transferred on a land-sale contract and, because of the property rights, liability became an issue. We were able to hold the proper parties accountable for the building transactions.
Mr. Koska first represented Sunbeam Corporation in a 1973 case involving an allegedly defective electric blanket that burned down a portion of a house. Over the course of the next 20 years, Mr. Koska continued to represent Sunbeam in litigation. Mr. Koska also represented Sunbeam against allegations that an electric blanket or heating pad caused a fire that burned down the historic William Penn Hotel in Whittier, California.
In 1991, Mr. Koska tried the first of numerous cases pending against Sunbeam Corporation around the United States for burns and fire damage. Allegations claimed that defectively designed and manufactured electric blankets had caused some 500 prior fires. The plaintiff turned down a large six-figure offer. At trial, the jury returned a verdict finding the plaintiff 50 percent at fault and awarded a low five-figure verdict. The remaining cases around the United States thereafter settled.
Mr. Koska has handled many other fire damage cases, especially those relating to defective heating pads and blankets. He has defended Biddeford Blankets in a San Francisco case involving a house that was destroyed by an allegedly defective blanket. After aggressive litigation, the matter was dismissed on motion as to Mr. Koska's client.
We invite you to contact our offices to speak with our San Diego fire damage litigation attorneys regarding your legal concerns.