No matter how careful a company was in their actions, the production of a harmful or dangerous product should result in that company taking financial responsibility for the injury or damage. If you have been injured from an e-cigarette product, contact a Las Vegas e-cigarette injury lawyer right away.
When a consumer purchases e-cigarettes, they assume that product is relatively safe or that they at least are aware of all the potential dangers inherent in said product. This is ensured by the establishment of strict liability laws, which hold sellers or manufacturers responsible for any unforeseen danger their product puts consumers in.
Product liability is a form of legal cases for defective products. Unfortunately, these cases are relatively common and cover all areas of products, from cars to children’s toys. For example, defective batteries in e-cigarette products have been known to explode, even when they are not in use. This has resulted in injuries as severe as third-degree burns, permanent disfigurement, and even comas. If you have been involved in an e-cigarette explosion, speak with a e-cigarette injury attorney from Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers today.
A defective product is defined by the state of Nevada as a product that has caused a significant injury or property damage when used as intended or within a reasonable scope of expectation. There are generally three areas in which a product may have become defective:
Sometimes manufacturers will try to place the blame on the distributor or retailer for a defective product. It is important to determine which link in the production chain is to blame as that is the entity responsible for injury or damage. A Las Vegas personal injury attorney can help determine this.
The instructions given to jurors in defective product strict liability cases are as follows:
“Although manufacturers are not insurers of their products, where injury is caused by a defective product, responsibility is placed upon the manufacturer and the distributor of the defective product rather than on the injured consumer.”
There are three requirements to prove a case under strict liability rules:
Similar to hoverboards and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, e-cigarettes have been reported to explode without warning and when not in use throughout the United States and the world. These explosions have resulted in very serious injuries. If you have been injured, you must contact a Las Vegas e-cig injury attorney. The cause of these explosions may be due to any of the following:
Individuals who have been harmed due to e-cigarette malfunctions have filed personal injury and/or product liability lawsuits against manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, and other third parties. Experienced users, as well as novices, are being harmed simply by possessing this product. Beginners may not understand exactly how the product should be used or the product’s potential dangers and thus may be under-informed. Less expensive models are being sold, which are even more likely to result in injury as less cost has gone into their design and production.
If you or a loved one has been injured or incurred property damage due to the malfunctioning of an e-cigarette, it is important to contact an experienced attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Getting injured from a product defect can alter your life in unimaginable ways. At Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers, we’ve had over 15 years of handling a variety of personal injury cases. Contact us online or call (702) 384-1414 or toll-free 1 (800) 393-2350. Your consultation is free.