412.564.4770

Pittsburgh Defective Smoke Detector Lawyers

Holding The Responsible Party Accountable For Defective Products in Allegheny County &  Throughout Western Pennsylvania

There is almost nothing more devastating than an accident that could have been prevented. At Goodrich & Geist, P.C., we have seen this too many times when representing families who have been injured or lost a loved one due to defective smoke detectors. If you are in a similar situation, it’s important to talk to a lawyer about your legal options and rights to compensation.

As Greensburg fire and burn injury attorneys, we can help you bring a defective product claim against the smoke alarm manufacturer. In addition, if you are a renter who has been injured in an apartment fire, we may also be able to bring a claim against your landlord for failure to maintain the alarm or failure to use the proper type. And in the most serious of cases, we are ready to help you obtain justice in a survivor action or wrongful death claim.

Understanding Smoke Alarms And The Causes Of Defect Or Malfunction

There are two types of smoke alarms on the market:

The ionization alarm is beneficial for fast burning, heat-intense fires that do not produce a significant amount of smoke. The photoelectric alarm is the best option for detecting smoky, slow-burning, smoldering fires.

Either type of alarm can default, whether due to a defective design, improper wiring or lack of battery backup. But typically the majority of defective detector claims arise when an ionization alarm fails to detect smoke. These instances are widely seen in manufactured (mobile) homes because the airtight construction causes smoldering fires to remain undetected by an ionization alarm until it is too late.

Part of our job as your legal counsel will be to prove the defective smoke alarm failed to alert you to the danger in enough time to escape injury. To do this, we work with some of the most respected experts in the field. From investigating product type and design to analyzing the type and cause of the fire, our experts are essential in making the case for your compensation award.

Erie, PA, Faulty Smoke Alarm Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in a fire, contact Goodrich & Geist, P.C., at 412-564-4770. As Pittsburgh defective smoke detector lawyers, we are ready to fight for your rights and hold the responsible party accountable.

GET A FREE CONSULTATION

TELL US WHAT HAPPENED

2 men sitting at a table

Basic Steps to Selecting the Right Attorney

Online, on TV, on billboards, on radio, you face a constant barrage of ads promoting attorneys. How can you know which one is the right one for you?

 

At Goodrich & Geist, we believe that there are three basic qualifications individuals seeking an attorney should always look for.

TRUST. EXPERIENCE. TRACK RECORD.

“We had a wonderful experience working with this firm. Josh Geist was professional, easy to talk to, answered all our questions, and was forth coming with all that was going on. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney who truly has your best interest at heart.”

More Client Reviews

We Are Leaders in THE FIELD OF Personal Injury

We are considered leaders in our own profession. We give lectures on personal injury law and teach other lawyers the nuances of how to build solid cases, secure evidence and obtain successful outcomes — all in an effort to see that more injured victims receive justice. We also take an active role in relevant legal associations.

Our Approach

BIG NUMBERS AND DOLLAR SIGNS CAN’T TELL YOU WHETHER A LAW FIRM IS RIGHT FOR YOU

When you’re choosing an advocate to fight for your rights, the first question you want to ask is, “Does this attorney understand someone like me?” and “Have they had success in handling a case like mine?”

Case Results

Do YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Maybe our FAQ will help