Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member andpartner
About 3,500 Americans die each year in fires and about 18,300 are injured. It is very important to have a working smoke alarm with a working battery in your home. Fire departments recommend that batteries in smoke detectors be replaced when clocks are changed for Daylight Saving Time. Many fire departments even have programs offering free smoke detectors as well as free installation.
The U.S Fire Administration Division of FEMA offers the following safety guidelines for fire prevention:
“Follow these 10 easy tips on smoke alarms:
In our business, we frequently see the consequences of not paying enough attention to the life-saving benefits of properly-maintained smoke detectors. Previously, we have posted the following blog entries relating to smoke detectors and Daylight Saving Time:
Please be safe.
About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The association recently named him “Trial Lawyer of the Year” (2011). He has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile accident claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and work-accident claims. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers (2011 edition) and has been repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2010)– national publications that honor the top lawyers in America.