Defective Smoke Detectors

Ionization Smoke Detector Injuries

Experience Investigating And Handling Defective Smoke Detector Cases

When you or your family has been seriously injured because an ionization smoke detector failed to go off, what can you do to make sure the facts of your accident will be fully investigated? When a fire results in injuries or the loss of your home, who can help you recover the compensation you need?

The Milton, Massachusetts, law firm of Colucci Colucci Marcus & Flavin, PC, has handled numerous ionization smoke detector accident cases and can provide experienced and knowledgeable legal help. Call us at (617) 698-6000.

Why Is It Important To Know What Kind Of Smoke Detector Failed To Go Off?

It makes sense that consumers trust that a smoke detector will work. Consumers have the right to assume standards of reliability and quality.

Unfortunately, some smoke detectors are better suited for different kinds of fires. Specifically:

  • Ionization smoke detectors are generally more responsive to flaming fires.
  • Photoelectric smoke detectors are generally more responsive to smoldering fires.

Why? Because ionization smoke detectors are better at detecting heat and photoelectric detectors are better at detecting smoke.

When a smoldering fire, then, fails to generate much heat, an ionization smoke detector, marketed by Kidde or other manufacturers, may fail to detect the fire, even if it burns for hours. How do we know? Because have films that prove this, and we use these films and other evidence to pursue the full compensation our clients deserve following fire-related damages. For more information, please contact our office.

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We work on a contingency fee basis in all areas related to personal injury law. This means that you pay nothing if we don’t win compensation for you, and that all lawyer time is at no charge, including your initial consultation.

We are available for day, evening and weekend appointments. We can visit you in your home or in the hospital and are conveniently located six miles from the South Station Tunnel right off the Expressway near Route 128. To contact the Boston ionization smoke detector injury attorneys at Colucci Marcus & Flavin, PC, call (617) 698-6000.

Kidde Smoke Detector Recall Lawyers

A Failed Smoke Detector Can Have Catastrophic Consequences

A smoke alarm is a product that has to work. When we place our trust in a smoke detector and it does not work as intended, the results can be tragic. Ionization smoke detectors marketed by Kidde and other manufacturers respond well to fast flaming fires that give off a lot of heat, but little smoke. These smoke detectors are not good at detecting slow, smoldering fires.

Any delay in the detection of a fire can have deadly results. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective Kidde smoke detector or any ionization smoke detector, the attorneys at Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin, P.C., are here to protect your rights.

Contact us today online or by telephone at (617) 698-6000 to speak with an experienced Boston, MA, defective smoke detector litigation attorney.

Are You At Risk?

The majority of smoke alarm-related injuries involve ionization smoke detectors that are unable to effectively detect slow-burning, smoldering fires.

Examples of slow-burning, smoldering fires include:

  • Kitchen fires
  • Grease fires
  • Electrical fires

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling Kidde smoke detector lawsuits and can help you pursue full and fair compensation for the losses you have suffered.

In a recent case, we presented a film in which an operating ionization smoke detector failed to go off even though it was placed directly above a smoldering sofa. Whatever the circumstances of your smoke detector fire, we are prepared to protect your rights.

Contact Us

We work on a contingency fee basis in all areas related to personal injury law, including cases involving defective Kidde smoke detectors. This means that you pay nothing if we don’t win compensation for you, and that all lawyer time is at no charge, including your initial consultation.

We are available for day, evening and weekend appointments. We can visit you in your home or in the hospital and are conveniently located six miles from the South Station Tunnel right off the Expressway near Route 128. To contact the Boston, MA, defective Kidde smoke detector recall attorneys at Colucci Marcus & Flavin, PC, call (617) 698-6000.

Types Of Defective Smoke Detectors

When Smoke Detectors Fail To Protect You

Have you or someone close to you been harmed because of a defective smoke detector? Certain types of smoke detectors are better and responding to certain types of fires than others. People harmed by defective smoke detectors have the right to seek compensation for their losses, including medical bills, wage loss and pain and suffering.

At Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin, P.C., our lawyers have handled numerous defective smoke detector cases for clients from the Boston area and throughout Massachusetts. We are prepared to stand up for your rights and help you seek fair and just compensation for your losses.

Contact us today online or by telephone at (617) 698-6000 to speak with a knowledgeable Boston, MA, defective smoke detector attorney.

Defective Smoke Detectors / Smoke Alarms

There are different types of fires and not all types of smoke alarms respond the same way to fires.

  • Ionization smoke alarms: These smoke detectors detect heat and are not adept at detecting slow, smoldering fires like kitchen fires, grease fires and electrical fires.
  • Photoelectric smoke alarms: This type of smoke detectors is better at detecting smoke, but may not respond adequately to fires that burn hot, but have little smoke.

Regardless the type of smoke alarm you own, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney to determine if you have cause for legal action. Our lawyers can help you explore your legal options.

Contact Us

We work on a contingency fee basis in all areas related to personal injury law, including cases involving defective smoke alarms. You pay nothing to us unless we obtain compensation for you.

We are available for day, evening and weekend appointments. Home and hospital consultations are available. To contact our Boston, MA, smoke alarm lawyers, call (617) 698-6000. You may also contact us by e-mail.