If you or a loved one is injured in an electronic cigarette explosion please feel free to contact us today for a free consultation. We have been practicing law in the Spokane area since 1948 and handle a wide variety of personal injury claims.
Spokane E-Cig Injuries
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have become very popular. Some people “vape” with no nicotine at all, others use the devices as an alternative to smoking cigarettes and use “e-juice” which can have 3mg, 6mg 12mg or 24mg doses of nicotine. Liquids can taste like tobacco or like sweet and savory juices or pastries. Unfortunately, sometimes these devices explode, resulting in injuries.
This week My Fox Spokane has an article out about an e-cigarette which blew up on a woman’s mouth. These explosions can cause property damage, major burns, tooth loss, broken bones, PTSD, nightmares, and severe emotional problems. The explosions are especially dangerous when they occur when the user is inhaling. In a case in Florida, a woman’s car burned to the ground after blowing up in her mouth and shooting flames onto her vehicle.
Who is liable for these injuries?
In the event you have the misfortune of being injured by an electronic cigarette, it is best to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer who can fight for you and even take your case to trial if needed. Every case is different and determining liability is done on a case by case basis.
In 2015, a California woman was awarded $1.9 million for her lawsuit. Everyone in the supply chain was held liable from the retailer who sold the e-cig, the distributor of the product and the wholesaler. In some cases, manufacturers may be held liable as well, although the part of the e-cig which explodes most often is a low quality lithium ion battery which could come from sketchy overseas manufacturers.
After years of explosions, by now most everyone in the business is aware of the dangers of using cheap products or batteries which could potentially explode. Someone just looking to enjoy some sweet vapor may not know of these dangers and suffer severe injuries due to the actions of others. That is when you need a personal injury attorney who can assist you in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation possible.