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Georgia Lithium-Ion Battery Explosion Injury Lawyer


October 05, 2018

Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere. They power our cell phones, laptops, tablets, e-cigarettes, vape pens, and other electrical devices that we use every day such as electric wheelchairs, electric cars, and watches. The omnipresence of lithium-ion batteries in our lives exposes us to the potential for explosions and fires from malfunctioning lithium-ion batteries. Several blastsand fires traced back to lithium-ion batteries occurred within the last two years that have severely injured people and threatened hundreds of peoples’ lives. One explosion killed a man in his sleep recently, andanother died when his vape pen exploded in his face.

You or your family might have the chance to recover financial compensation for any injuries or deaths resulting from exploding lithium-ion batteries. Companies who produce goods that rely on lithium-ion batteries to power their products must be aware that their power sources are highly combustible and not only catch fire seemingly spontaneously but once ablaze, the batteriesemit high levels of heat and toxic fumes as well. As a result, lithium-ion battery manufacturers and companies who use lithium-ion batteries in their products may be liable for your damages caused by a battery fire.

If you or a loved one suffered fire burns, heat burns, inhaled toxic fumes, or lost property due to lithium-ion battery explosions, contact the lithium-ion battery fire lawyers from Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights. Montlick’s lithium-ion battery lawyers have extensive experience vigorously pursuing financial compensation for clients who suffered injuries through no fault of their own. With over 35 years of experience representing clients all across Georgia with products liability legal actions like lithium-ion battery lawsuits, Montlick & Associates has cultivated a culture of winning large judgments and negotiating settlements that fully compensate their clients for their loss.

Some major metropolitan areas around the United States, like New York City, are considering drafting city ordinances which purport to regulate how lithium-ion batteries designed for electricity storage to power residences are used and stored. These batteries can quicklyoverheat and ignite whatever fuel source is nearby. Once a lithium-ion fire starts, it is tough to  extinguish. A lithium-ion battery fire can be extinguishedby dousing it with water, but those types of fires do  not go out easily. It takes muchwater to put out. Additionally, lithium-ion batteries can reignite even after fire appears to be out. Everyone is proximity is in danger of suffering burns, injuries from smoke inhalation, and incidental injuries like falls when trying to evacuate a house fire caused by the unstable lithium-ion battery.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has even more disturbing news. According to the FAA, lithium-ion batteries ignite once every ten days on airplanes. Even a domestic flight, from Atlanta to Chicago for example, might have hundreds of lithium-ion batteries on board. Many of these devices are inaccessible to the passengers and crew if stowed in the baggage compartment. That means a person’s e-cigarette, laptop, phone, or tablet could start shouldering and set the baggage compartment on fire.  For example, the FAA prohibited passengers from bringing a particular Android tablet onboard any flight because of the potential for a fire.

Lithium-ion batteries are not only a concernon airplanes. Investigators are examining the wreckage of a fatal crash in which an electric vehicle ignited. That car had a lithium-ion battery powering the circuitry.

The expansion of the e-cigarette and “vaping” market has increased the risks of someone falling victim to an exploding battery. The Chicago Tribune recently reported that a father of five suffered egregious burns to his legs when a spare e-cigarette battery ignited spontaneously in the front pocket of his pants. The man accumulated over $200,000 in medical bills and will incur more after his skin graft surgery. The Tribune reported that other lawsuits around the country claiming damage from lithium-ion cigarette battery explosions allege similar facts, although this case was the most serious.

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The time you have to legally receive compensation is limited. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 35 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. 

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour live chat.

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law

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Atlanta, GA 30329
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Sources:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-vaping-lawsuit-alleges-loss-of-companionship-20170628-story.html
https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/lithium-ion-battery-on-delta-air-lines-flight-explodes-catches-fire-quick-thinking-crew-averts-disaster.html
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/technology/fearful-of-fires-cities-keep-eye-on-lithium-ion-batteries/
https://www.consumerreports.org/product-safety/whats-behind-the-increase-in-lithium-ion-battery-fires-on-planes/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5577247/
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/man-found-dead-after-vape-pen-explodes-in-face_us_5aef9c76e4b0c4f19323ee86
https://bgr.com/2018/06/20/smartphone-battery-explosion-and-fire-kills-man/

Category: Personal Injury

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