There has been an upsurge in the use of rechargeable batteries, especially Li-ion batteries. However, despite their efficiency, these batteries can pose an explosion risk to their users. Battery explosions occur when the battery ruptures leading to injuries from the acid contained inside, excessive heat, and battery pieces.
Battery explosion accidents happen in products such as:
- Cell phones
- Vaporizers / E-cigs
- Car Batteries
- Hoverboards / electric skateboards
- Electric vehicles
If you have sustained a loss due to a battery explosion in California, call the Johnson Attorneys Group. We will fight to get you the fair compensation you deserve. Don’t delay – Call 1-800-235-6801 for a free consultation today!
Causes of Battery Explode
Samsung recalled approximately 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices after concluding that faulty batteries were the cause of the explosions. Li-ion batteries come fitted with a circuitry meant to allow only the right amount of charge. However, a battery manufacturing defect, shock due to mishandling, and short-circuiting may mean a fault in this critical component of a battery. That results in the chemical reaction often referred to as a ‘thermal runaway’ that leads to the heat build-up, swelling, and a battery explode in the worst scenario.
Battery Explosion Injuries
Irrespective of the size, battery explosions can cause severe injuries. Cases of the face and corneal injuries have been reported due to watch and car battery explosion. Dry cell explosions scenarios leading to orofacial soft tissue injuries and the fracturing of mandibles have been on the rise. Not to forget that some victims of a battery explosion have sustained severe burn injuries on the face, thighs, upper arms, and trunk.
Our California Personal Injuries Lawyers Can Help
In a battery explosion incident, a victim suffers physical pain due to the injuries, financially due to the lost wages and salaries, and psychologically due to the trauma, shock, and possible disfigurement. For a victim of a battery explosion, the recovery process involves dealing with the intense pain, seeking medical assistance, settling of hospital bills, and handling legal matters. But with the California injury lawyers from Johnson Attorneys Group on your side, you can rest easy knowing you have a knowledgeable advocate on your side. We will help you find a doctor, even if you have no medical insurance. Our legal professionals will investigate and handle all matters relating to your insurance claim.
Determining Liability in Battery Explosion Injuries
A battery manufacturer has a duty to ensure quality design, that the manufacturing process produces a product that is safe for a consumer, and to provide precautions if an injury is possible. In California, your attorney must prove that there were flaws in the product, that the defects were the cause of the explosion that led to the physical injuries, and you were using the device as intended.
Find a Battery Explosion Personal Injury Lawyer in California
If you or your loved one was injured as the result of battery exploding, then you need a skilled products liability attorney to fight for your rights. Find out how we can help in your battery explosion case. Contact us using our online web form or call 1-800-208-3538 for a no-obligation case evaluation. The call is free, and our law firm won’t charge you a dime unless we come to a successful resolution of your case.