Upholstery Fires

Philadelphia Upholstery Fire AttorneysPhiladelphia Upholstery Fire Attorneys

Pennsylvania Law Firm Handling Flammable Products and Furniture Fire Cases

Has an Upholstery Fire Claimed the Life of a Family Member?

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 800 people die each year in fires that were initially ignited by upholstered furniture. What many people do not realize is that had the fire started anywhere else in the home, the chances for escape would have been significantly increased. Unfortunately, in most states, there are no restrictions against the use of highly flammable foam in the manufacture of furniture.

If a loved one has died, or if you have been seriously injured in a fire, the flammable products used in the furniture upholstery may be to blame. Our personal injury lawyers at Jeffrey R. Lessin & Associates, P.C. offer experienced legal counsel to individuals and families dealing with the aftermath of a fire.

Upholstery Fire Litigation

In the furniture industry, polyurethane foam is known for its dangers. The foam is highly flammable — burning quickly and at high temperatures. In addition, the foam emits deadly gases (hydrogen cyanide gases) when it is burning that makes it difficult and sometimes impossible for people to escape. Even with a properly functioning smoke detector, anyone sleeping would have little opportunity to escape an upholstery related house fire.

Flammable sofas or upholstered chairs are dangerous products. We believe that manufacturers and distributors should be held accountable for placing profit before safety. Our attorneys investigate and pursue flammable product litigation involving:

  • Wrongful death
  • Smoke inhalation injury
  • Burn injury
  • Other fire injury 

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Contact Us After a House Fire or Furniture Fire

If you or a loved one has been injured or if a loved one died as a result of exposure to toxic gases in an upholstery fire, we can help. While no amount of money can replace a loved one, it can provide necessary financial support to deal with the after effects of a fire. Contact us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to discuss your case.

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