Fires cause more deaths in the U.S. than all natural disasters combined annually. Often fires are the result of negligence, defectively designed products or faulty building. We represent persons seriously injured in fires and explosions, and the families of loved ones who died.
Defective Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms are essential to every home and property. Fortunately, nearly 96% of U. S. homes are equipped with smoke detectors, however, a person is injured in a fire every 30 minutes and someone dies in a fire every 169 minutes. Many times these injuries and fatalities are due to inadequate smoke alarms installed in homes, leading to unnecessary tragedy. If you believe you have a case involving a fire and there is a death or substantial injury, then you should contact our Taylor Martino, P. C. for a free evaluation of your case.
Defective smoke alarm lawsuits
For a defective smoke alarm claim to be successful, it is essential to identify the parties who had a duty to provide a functioning smoke alarm, and those who had a duty to ensure that it was properly installed. Responsible parties might include:
- The manufacturer of the device
- Building owner
- Building maintenance company
Compensation for a malfunctioning smoke alarm generally covers:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
If you believe you have legal grounds for a smoke alarm lawsuit, contact Taylor Martino, P.C. at (251) 433-3131 for a free case evaluation.