Lithium-ion battery incidents may not be causing the number of injuries that car accidents do each year, but the string of explosions in Samsung devices have caused catastrophic injuries to Californians. If you have suffered an injury due to a Samsung battery explosion or another device, it’s important to work with an experienced California personal injury lawyer. At the Johnson Attorneys Group, we fight to get the compensation you deserve from your battery explosion accident. Call 1-800-235-6801 for a free consultation.
Understanding Lithium-Ion Battery Explosions
The compact but powerful batteries used in today’s cell phone devices are considered to have a low risk of incident. The most common way that Samsung batteries fail is traceable back to a manufacturer defect issue. Defective batteries can combust, causing fires and explosions that burn the skin, damage property and even cause devastating injuries. This happens when the poles inside the lithium-ion products are not properly separated. The breakdown creates a “thermal runway,” and the small batteries heat up to more than 1,000 degrees in many cases. They may burst into flames or explode. Similarly, the thermal runway effect can occur because battery designers try to pack too much energy into a unit and don’t build a pole separator strong enough to withstand the test of time. This also can result in a fire or explosion. The basic problem stems from not building a reasonably safe product. It’s important to recognize that the same batteries used in Samsung devices are also placed in things such as hoverboards, laptops, e-cigarette vapes, flashlights and others.
Holding Responsible Parties Accountable
It’s important for you to understand that battery fires and explosions are not just random accidents. Manufacturers, distributors and other companies involved with lithium-ion batteries are required to put safe products in the hands of consumers. The fact that these products are gaining widespread headlines about people suffering catastrophic injuries demonstrates they are not entirely safe.
Battery manufacturers bear the burden of product liability and can be held accountable for the losses suffered by everyday Californians that trusted them. These billion-dollar battery sellers and device companies such as Samsung may also be liable for victims of battery malfunctions.
In California, you may be entitled to compensation for losses that include the following.
- Hospital Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Property Damage
- Non-Economic Damages
Call a California Samsung Battery Explosion Lawyer
Big lithium-ion battery corporations earn billions of dollars in annual revenue. It is fundamentally unfair that you should suffer a loss and shoulder the expenses due to one of their defective products. If you have been injured as a result of a Samsung or lithium-ion battery malfunction, call the Johnson Attorneys Group at 1-800-208-3538. We provide a complimentary consultation, case evaluation and won’t take a fee unless we win or successfully settle your case.