When smoke detectors and alarms fail to do their job as intended, innocent people suffer the consequences in the form of extensive and sometimes fatal injuries.
Smoke detectors are intended to save lives, not pose a risk of harm to homeowners and tenants. When smoke detectors and alarms fail to do their job as intended, innocent people suffer the consequences in the form of extensive and sometimes fatal injuries.
The Smith Law Firm provides legal representation to clients who have suffered substantial injuries or death resulting from a failed smoke detector or smoke alarm. When smoke detectors or smoke alarms fail, there are two key parties that may play a role in a potential lawsuit: the manufacturer and the building owner.
The manufacturer of the smoke detector and alarm is one party that has a responsibility to ensure its product – the smoke detector/alarm – works as intended to warn residents there may be a fire. The second party who may play a role in a lawsuit is the building owner, such as a landlord for an apartment complex or a homeowner leasing a home, condo or apartment to a tenant. A property owner, like the manufacturer of the smoke detectors and alarms, must take steps to ensure smoke detectors and alarms are functioning properly and not posing a risk of harm to tenants.
Residents of low-income apartment complexes or lessors of rental homes typically are the ones to suffer injury or death related to a failed smoke alarm or smoke detector. Given that tenants have very little control over the type of smoke detector or alarm, and given that tenants are not responsible for ensuring the smoke detectors and alarms are functioning properly, these tenants often suffer the most.
The Smith Law Firm handles a significant number of cases where clients have been injured or killed in residential fires. If a defective or malfunctioning smoke detector or alarm contributes in any way to a person’s injuries resulting from smoke or fire, that person may be entitled to receive compensation for his or her suffering, or in some cases, a family may be entitled to compensation if a loved one suffered fatal injuries. We stand ready to help clients injured or killed by defective smoke detectors get the justice they deserve.
If you or your loved one has been wronged by a corporation; injured or killed by a defective medical product, drug, or cosmetic; or exposed to a toxic chemical inside or outside the workplace, call The Smith Law Firm, PLLC to fight for you.