Injury Attorney in Chino Hills, CA
Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino County Lawyer Representing California Victims of E-Cigarette Explosions
People choose e-cigarettes because they believe vaping offers a safer, healthier alternative to smoking tobacco. Unfortunately, e-cigarettes pose significant dangers. The batteries in the units can explode and cause serious injuries.
If you have been injured by an e-cigarette blow up, it is important to speak with a personal injury attorney who is experienced in similar cases. E-cigarette injury claims are a relatively new area of personal injury law. The Paris Firm has the knowledge, experience, and skill to help you obtain the full amount of money damages you are entitled by law to receive in a product liability claim.
What Causes E-Cigarettes to Blow Up?
Many e-cigarette explosions are due to defective design or defective manufacturing of the products, especially the batteries. The brands of e-cigarettes that have a history of problems are made in China, where there are no standards in place to guarantee the safety of the products.
In some e-cigarettes, the lithium ion battery becomes a projectile when the device explodes, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
Most incidents of e-cigarettes blowing up came while they were being charged. The devices have also caused injury when they were in use and when they were being stored.
Serious Injuries from Exploding E-Cigarettes
E-cigarette are held near the face and mouth and often tucked into a pocket. When they blow up, they can cause extremely serious injuries, including:
- Facial disfigurement
- Permanent scarring
- Injury to face, hands, legs, chest
- Broken teeth
A Growing Concern for Adults and Teens
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 20 percent of adults aged 18–24 have tried an e-cigarette, and about 4 percent are regular users. Teenagers often choose e-cigarettes, believing them to be safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. In fact, e-cigarettes are the most popular form of tobacco used by high school and middle school students, according to the CDC report.
Our law firm will pursue financial compensation for all of your accident-associated damages, including pain and suffering, current and future medical bills, lost wages, lost future earning ability, and more.
To arrange a free initial consultation with a member of our legal team, please call (909) 469-5127 or contact The Paris Firm online.
From our office in Chino Hills, we represent people injured in e-cigarette explosion cases throughout Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County, Orange County and all of California.