$6,300,000 – Georgia Wrongful Death – Product Liability – Premises liability – Burn Injury
Attorney Jonah Flynn secured a substantial recovery in a double-wrongful death case arising out the tragic deaths of two small children involved in a flash fire caused by an unelevated water heater and a tipped over gas can. For years, gas fed water heaters employed an “open burner, open pilot” system that created an explosion hazard if flammable vapors were exposed to the water heater pilot. Water heaters are used in garages and other spaces where flammable substances are routinely stored. Attorney Jonah Flynn deployed aggressive discovery techniques to uncover decades of wrongdoing by the water heater manufacturer and gas can manufacturer—both of which knew their products could cause horrific flashfires under certain circumstances. Jonah also recovered against the landlord for failing to elevate the water heater in violation of building codes.