recent verdict in Pennsylvania may open the way for firefighters in North Carolina and across the country to recover damages for hearing loss caused by defective sirens. Most cases filed against the manufacturers of firetruck sirens have been dismissed by various courts around the country, but that may be changing.

In the first case to go to trial in Philadelphia, a state court jury found that Federal Signal Corporation negligently designed the Q-Sirens it sold the City of Philadelphia, and that those sirens were a cause of firefighter Edward Smyl’s hearing loss. The lawsuit alleged that the sirens were defective because they emitted such an intense noise that it caused permanent hearing damage to the firefighter. The jury’s verdict found that the firefighter was entitled to $100,000.00 in damages. This is a huge victory for firefighters in North Carolina and across the nation.

Davis Law Group has handled many product liability lawsuits and has recovered substantial amounts on behalf of those injured or killed by defectively manufactured and designed products, including car and truck tires, child safety seats, microwave ovens, ATVs, motorcycle helmets, and other consumer products. If you feel that you have suffered a serious injury from a defective product, then feel free to call Attorney Brian Davis to discuss your case and get straight answers to your questions.