California trial lawyer, Michael Alder, won a $4.15 million dollar verdict for a victim in an apartment fire lawsuit against her landlord. The jury found the victim's landlord guilty of negligence when smoke detectors failed to work properly.
Los Angeles, California Consumer Attorneys - Smoke Detector Malfunction & Defective Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector malfunction is an all too common problem in our world today. Smoke alarms / smoke detectors should always be interconnected and maintained and tested to ensure they are working properly. Carbon monoxide detectors must also be properly installed and maintained to work reliably.
Unfortunately, smoke alarms are often defective or improperly installed and do not work and/or work together. Faulty installation and smoke alarm malfunctions can cause the loss of valuable seconds or minutes lost can lead to horrible burn injuries, traumatic brain injuries from smoke inhalation, or death.
When a house, apartment or other dwelling is built, there are laws that govern what the builder has to do to bring the dwelling "up to code" and be permitted to sell or rent it. Builders often cut corners, and don't install working smoke detectors, or interconnect them. Landlords often fail to maintain smoke alarm systems. If you have been injured in a fire or suffered property loss due to the negligence of a builder or landlord, you need an attorney to help you recover any damages you may be entitled to receive.
Faulty Smoke Detector Lawsuit Verdicts and Settlements
At AlderLaw, we have had multiple multimillion recoveries for victims of burn injuries due to smoke detector malfunction. We have held landlords and responsible at trial, and have won our clients millions of dollars from builders who failed to ensure that the smoke detectors in the homes they built and sold worked properly. [Verdicts and Settlements]
We invite you to contact our law firm today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We work on a contingency basis which means you pay us when we settle or win your case for you.