Festus, MO asked in Products Liability for Missouri

Q: Recent home fire is believed to be started by my charbroil electric smoker. Should I deal with charbroil directly?

The unit was not being used or turned on but was plugged into a gfci outlet. It was on my patio that is covered. Insurance agent is not returning calls and in the estimate it does not include replacing the unit. The breaker went in the the electric panel. Which leads me to believe the fire was started at the unit itself. I have friends with the same unit that say they have issues with theirs and can’t even use it on an gfci outlet due to it tripping the breaker. They have their third party insurance company calling and asking for information I don’t want to answer anything without some advice first

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: You may want to consult with a Missouri attorney before moving forward further. Any advice you receive here would be without the benefit of a detailed review of the situation. If the matter moves to trial, statements made at such fact-finding inquiries could be brought in as admissible evidence. Most attorneys would probably offer a free initial consult. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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