A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Has Ordered That the Punitive Damages Allegations May go Forward in a Wrongful Death Claim

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Injury attorneys Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP announce that a burn victim died after a 65 day fight for her life and brothers now seek justice. The jury trial is set for February 2014.

Court documents show that a Superior Court Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court ordered on October 9, 2013 that the surviving brothers of Camille Vasquez who died 65 days after a trailer fire may proceed with their claim for punitive damages against the defendants.

Alex Galindo, partner with the law firm of Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP on behalf of his clients, has filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court Case No.: KC063384, Vasquez v. Garvey Tyler, LLC, against two Beverly Hills, California real estate partnerships that own an El Monte Trailer Park, Garvey Tyler, LLC and Refoua LLC.

Court records indicate that Mr. Galindo's clients, the brothers of the late Camille Vasquez (age 49) died after a 65 day fight of her life while at the USC/Los Angeles County Medical Center/Burn Unit.

The court file states that Camille Vasquez lived at the trailer park which, as alleged in the Plaintiffs' complaint, was plagued with various defects including faulty electrical lines. The lawsuit contends that the trailer was rented by Ms. Vasquez and on March 20, 2010, the trailer caught on fire as a result of a poorly maintained electrical system at the trailer breaker box. Court documents state that Ms. Vasquez could not exit the burning trailer as the management company placed a pad lock on the outside of the trailer as a security device and as alleged Ms. Vasquez was trapped in the burning trailer until a neighbor, Ryan Bilskie was able to break in to the trailer and pull her out. The pending lawsuit further provides that Ms. Vasquez was taken to Alhambra Hospital and then transferred to the burn unit at USC Medical Center. Ms. Vasquez suffered burns to her face, back, arms and throat. She died while in the hospital.

The brothers of Camille Vasquez, Antonio Vasquez and Michael Vasquez are the sole heirs of Ms. Vasquez and seek compensatory damage and punitive damages against Garvey Tyler, LLC and Refoua LLC.

Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP is a full service law firm that represents both corporate and professional clients and those who have been seriously injured or have lost a family member due to an accident, defective product, police misconduct or negligence. The law firm has recovered millions of dollars for its thousands of clients since 1995 by winning complex and challenging business disputes, death and injury cases involving police misconduct, traffic collisions, work place injuries and defective products, including defective automobiles, against some of the world's largest companies and governmental agencies.

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