Michigan Smoke Alarm Accident Lawyers
Smoke alarms are supposed to help save lives. When a smoke alarm doesn’t go off as it is supposed to or is delayed in detecting a fire, families can suffer devastating losses. A functional smoke alarm can mean the difference between life and death.
If you have been burned, lost a loved one or suffered substantial losses from a potentially defective smoke alarm in Michigan, contact the lawyers at Bredell & Bredell. Our product liability lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to help you obtain maximum compensation possible.
The lawyers at our Ann Arbor law firm are respected advocates who have an extensive track record of success. For more than 30 years, we have helped our clients recover substantial amounts for their injuries and losses.
Helping You Recover From Common Smoke Alarm Defects
There are two main types of smoke alarms being sold throughout the country today, ionization and photoelectric. Ionization smoke detectors are the most common and potentially the most deadly.
Many ionization smoke alarms have been found to be defective because they operate on aging technology that detects flames not smoke. Ionization detectors are not designed to detect toxic gases and smoke associated with slow smoldering fires. Typically, these smoke alarms will not sound until they detect fires and small particles associated with large flames. This means that ionization detectors often take 15-30 minutes longer to sound than photoelectric detectors.
Photoelectric detectors are much more effective at detecting fires when they are still smoldering, offering individuals and families precious minutes to escape.
If you have had a fire, it is important to contact our firm as soon as possible and to ensure that all the smoke alarms are preserved. Our attorneys will investigate your case thoroughly and explore all possible theories of recovery, including negligence, product liability, wantonness, failure to warn and breach of warranty. If you lost a family member because of a fire, we can help you with a wrongful death survivor action.
Contact Our Lansing Defective Smoke Alarm Accident Attorneys For Help
If you or a loved one has suffered burns or a life has been lost in a fire and you believe a defective smoke alarm may be responsible, contact our law firm online or toll-free at (734) 482-5000. Our Lansing and Ann Arbor area defective product attorneys offer flexible appointments and can meet you in the hospital if needed.