Attorney for injury from lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries have become extremely popular over the past decade due to the fact that they’re much lighter than other types of rechargeable batteries, portable, and can be molded into many different shapes and sizes, allowing them to fit in most of today’s electronic devices. These batteries are used to power everything from laptops, cell phones, and Ipods to e-cigarettes and e-vapes, and a whole host of other devices.
One of the most important advantages to using lithium-ion batteries vs. lead-acid batteries is that fact that they have a very high energy density which means that they can store large amounts of power in a small battery. Unfortunately, this can also result in an explosion and subsequent fire if these batteries experience a malfunction, resulting in serious personal injury.
Malfunctions can occur due to poor quality control during the manufacturing process, exposure to high temperatures, recharging too fast or too slow, or physically damaging the battery itself. In cases involving e-cigarettes and e-vapes, additional problems can result from overcharging batteries, using incompatible chargers, or not taking sufficient safety precautions while using the devices.
If you’ve been injured by a defective lithium-ion battery, you are entitled to receive compensation for hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, as well as property damage. Gregory Yates, personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, is well-known for rigorously fighting and winning complex personal injury cases on behalf of injured victims and their families.
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Many people who have been injured by exploding lithium-ion batteries or fires caused by lithium-ion batteries in their tech devices have suffered serious injuries that have necessitated extensive medical treatment. Substantial property damage as also occurred in many instances.
Unlike laptops, the shape and construction of e-cigarettes can make them more likely to behave like “flaming rockets” when there is a battery malfunction. A 17 month report conducted by the U.S. Fire Administration reported 25 e-cigarette injuries between 2009 and 2014, but the U.S. National Fire Protection Association reported 15 separate e-cigarette fire injuries in 2015 alone which would seem to coincide with an increased use of these devices.
Los Angeles e-cigarette attorney, Greg Yates, has handled many personal injury cases involving product defects including lawsuits involving e-cigarettes. In practice for more than 30 years, he has one of the highest success rates in the state of California. Mr. Yates’ work with product liability cases has resulted in the recall and re-engineering of a number of dangerous products.
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If you or a family member has been injured due to a lithium-ion battery explosion or fire, the Los Angeles law firm of Gregory Yates will provide personalized advice and counsel about the potential legal options that are available to you. Our firm offers free personal injury consultations.
Lithium-ion battery injury cases fall under the practice area of product liability. Greg Yates is considered to be one of the best attorneys in Los Angeles when it comes to holding manufacturers, distributors, and marketers accountable for their products. Contact our office to schedule your initial consultation.