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Dangers of Exploding Batteries

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An exploding battery can cause more harm than people may realize. Numerous individuals have suffered serious injuries from exploding lithium-ion batteries, and in fact, exploding batteries have even caused death in some cases. If you were injured by an exploding battery that has a defect, then you could be eligible for substantial compensation. Reach out to a New York City product liability lawyer to learn more about what this requires.  

Exploding Battery Hazards

When it comes to lithium-ion battery hazards, the main causes of harm are fires and explosions. If a defect is present, these batteries are known to catch on fire or explode. The risk comes from the unpredictability

Dangers of Exploding Batteries

of these explosions and how close the person is to the battery when this happens.

A common concern is how many products these lithium-ion batteries can be found in. Lithium-ion batteries are used in phones, e-cigarettes, hoverboards, electric vehicles, certain train cars, hoverboards, and laptops. One small fire from an unchecked lithium-ion battery can spread into a major house fire if no one sees the battery catch fire.

Exploding lithium-ion batteries can dismember fingers if people have the battery near or in their hands. These explosions can result in a variety of other injuries like thermal burns, lacerations, tissue damage, vision loss, hearing problems, and infections depending on the injury severity. Deaths have been reported in rare cases.

The most hazardous part about defective lithium-ion batteries is not always knowing when they will catch fire or explode. This makes it hard to be cautious with lithium-ion batteries. Some of the most common causes of lithium-battery explosions are not easily detected:

  • Manufacturing errors
  • Electrical abuse
  • Mechanical damage
  • Thermal abuse

Can I Sue for an Exploding Battery?

You can sue for an exploding lithium-ion battery if you can prove the injuries you suffered and the defect that caused the explosion. This same rule applies if your lithium-ion battery caught fire and caused injuries or property damages. Filing a product liability lawsuit requires determining what type of defect caused your injuries.

The three types of product defects are manufacturing defects, marketing defects, and design defects. Manufacturing defects may only exist in your lithium-ion battery because they involve a one-time mistake made during factory production. Whereas design defects exist in every released version of the product and may result in multiple battery explosions.

Marketing defects are a lack of warning labels and instructions for safe use. For example, a lack of instructions on how to safely charge and store a lithium-ion battery could be a reason to sue. Consider contacting a New York City product liability lawyer to find out what steps you can take to sue.

New York City Product Liability Lawyer

No one should have to pay for injuries caused by a defective product. Contact the Sullivan and Brill Law Firm by dialing (212) 566-1000 to talk to a Puerto Rico product liability attorney for a consultation today. Our legal team can help you obtain compensation for damages caused by an exploding battery like medical bills and emotional distress. We serve clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Kings, Bronx, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland Counties, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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