Car battery explosions happen for a variety of reasons. Most batteries contain sulfuric acid. This substance can cause burns when the battery is handled and catastrophic injuries when a battery explodes. In addition, many batteries contain hydrogen gas that can become unstable, particularly during charging or jumping. A car battery explosion accident can result in severe burns and trauma, even death. In addition, flying debris from the explosion can cause cuts, abrasions and additional burns. To recover completely from this type of accident, physically, emotionally and financially, requires working with insurance companies to secure money for medical bills, property damage, and financial support while you are out of work.
If you or someone you care about has been injured or killed as a result of a car battery explosion in California, the Johnson Attorneys Group are here for you. We don’t ask for any money up front. We only charge you legal fees if and when we win your case or negotiate a settlement for you. To schedule a free case evaluation, contact us today at 800 208-3538.
California Car Battery Explosion Laws
Who is responsible for car battery explosion and who should be required to pay for your medical bills and time off of work? The answer depends on the facts of the incident. In most cases, the manufacturer of the battery can be held liable. The logic follows that if they had made a safer battery, the explosion wouldn’t have occurred. Other parties may also be held liable. For instance, if you took your car to a garage or service station to have a new battery installed and they installed the terminals incorrectly, this may have contributed to the explosion. So, too, might a mechanic or emergency auto service employee who gave your dead battery a jump on a cold day. If he or she failed to hook up the jumper cables correctly, it might later cause an explosion.
The legal definition of negligence is “a failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.” This is also commonly held to mean a failure to exercise one’s duty to act, such as not telling a person that they have their jumper cables attached incorrectly or that charging a battery, in general, could be dangerous.
An Experienced California Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Get The Maximum Recovery For Your Car Battery Explosion Injury
Too many insurance company investigators and other legal professionals are only concerned about making money for their firms. If you’ve been injured in California by a car battery explosion, you need someone on your side with the negotiating skills necessary to get you the maximum settlement. Our skilled auto accident attorneys have recovered more than $100 million for our clients in just the last few years. To learn more about how the Johnson Attorneys Group can help you and/or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us at 1-800 208-3538.