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Smoke Alarms: Inexpensive Guardian Angels..Not only do they save lives they save New York Landlords Millions Avoiding Injury Claims


If you could pay $10 and, in return, get a guard who would warn your family if your house caught fire, would you? Of course you would. Despite this, most people do not have enough smoke detectors in their homes–detectors that will stand guard over your family’s lives 24 hours a day.

The evidence shows that using even an inexpensive smoke detector increases your family’s chance of surviving a house fire by 50%, making it one of the best investments you can make for your family’s safety.

Experts recommend installing smoke detectors, the cheapest of which start at about $10, throughout your house. At a minimum, install one detector for every floor and one outside of each bedroom.

If you are a tenant make sure there is a smoke detector in your apartment serious injuries can result even if there is no fire. If there is an injury make sure you hire an experience injury attorney.

Test your smoke alarms once a month, and replace the batteries once a year. Make sure that every member of your family knows (1) what to do when the smoke alarm sounds, and (2) the fire escape route from each room. A little advance planning can help make sure that you and your family have a better chance if a fire should start in the night.

Stephen Bilkis & Associates, with convenient locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area, including New York City can provide you legal advice relative to accident and injury caused by personal negligence. Without an attorney, you may not be protecting you and your loved ones or know all your rights.

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