The electronic cigarette (e-cigs) and vaping industry is a multi-billion dollar enterprise than continues to rise in popularity and problems. Hundreds of personal injury (and at least one wrongful death) lawsuits have been filed in California and throughout the United States stemming from burns and other serious injuries caused by these devices and their batteries. Whether vaping or e-cigs, both are advertised as being significantly healthier because they are delivering the desired sensation of tobacco or marijuana in a safer way. How?
California E-Cigarette & Vaping Injuries
Unlike cigarette personal injury lawsuits which mostly deal with cancers and other diseases and illnesses users get after years of nicotine use, the California e-cigarette and vaping injuries have to do with injuries sustained from the product itself. More specifically, the lithium battery exploding or causing other problems. There are a lot of reasons people are attracted to the technology of these items including, healthier than traditional cigarettes, acceptable in more public places and easier because you are only carrying one around with you rather than dealing with the mess of packs, etc. E-Cig and vaping injuries include:
- Facial fractures
- Missing teeth
- Car accidents
The U.S. Fire Administration summarizes the issue with E-Cig and vaping batteries: "No other consumer product places a battery with a known explosion hazard such as this in such close proximity with the human body." The relatively cheap packaging of vape pens and electronic cigarettes does not help the battery explosion problem. When the lithium battery explodes it is almost always during use meaning that it is in a location that can sustain serious injuries (i.e. your mouth or hands). The e-cig battery explosion is also often coupled with an equally dangerous action-- toxic battery acid spraying out.
California E-Cig & Vaping Lawsuits
To date, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed after users have been seriously injured by e-cig battery explosions and many of these cases have seen verdicts or settlements for millions of dollars. Resting on a theory of product liability, California e-cig and vaping lawsuits return serious money because they almost always involve serious injuries. There are usually multiple potential defendants in these cases that can and should be held responsible including the battery manufacturer, the distributor and the store you bought the defective e-cig from. Companies are enjoying such high profits right now partly because this is an unregulated market and many of the exploding batteries are produced cheaply in China.
How much your lawsuit is worth depends on the nature and scope of your injuries but every case is worth pursuing. When you hire Walch Law to help with your California e-cig and vaping injuries, you don't pay us a penny until we get you paid. We have over 40 years of experience working on personal injury and wrongful death cases and will work hard to get your case handled quickly and for an amount that you deserve. Fill out our contact us form to set up your free consultation with us today. We look forward to working with you!
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When looking for a California wrongful death lawyer, you want a law firm that can get you the money you deserve. At Walch Law, we don't just meet our clients' expectations, we exceed them. We win over 95% of our cases and will work hard to get you the same great results we have gotten for so many of our happy clients. When it comes to handing a California wrongful death case, resolving your case as quickly as possible for as much money as possible is how we approach every case.
Founding partner Gary Walch started this law firm to help people in your very situation. With over forty years of experience, you can feel confident that when you hire Walch Law Firm, you are benefiting from his years of experience. Robert Walch has been with the firm since 2000 and has a track record of success, as does the rest of the highly qualified staff at Walch Law. A family firm with the resources of a big law firm means you get the best of both worlds.
There are lots of law firms that will happily take your business but very few will deliver results and handle your case the way that we do. We understand and respect how difficult this time is for you and our family. When you hire Walch Law Firm you are hiring a family firm that you can trust. We have a stellar reputation within the legal community and among our clients.
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Winning over 95% of our cases means that you can feel very confident when you hire us to help with your case. Some of our recent victories include a $5,000,000+ settlement for a car accident, $1,250,000 settlement for a wrongful death pedestrian case and $2,500,000 for injuries related to a subway accident.
First and foremost, you are suffering a major traumatic loss and we understand that. We can help with counseling, medical professionals and other important resources during this time. Your focus should be on dealing with this loss, let us take care of all the legal details.
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There are small firms that might not be able to front the costs of your case and there are big law firms that will easily take your case but lack any type of personal touch (and you might have trouble hearing back from them when you want to) and then there's Walch Law Firm. We can handle any case and pride ourselves on our accessibility to clients. Father-son duo Gary & Robert Walch treat everyone like family and this personal touch is something that our clients as well as our employees constantly comment on and appreciate!
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