There have been many advancements in technology over the last 10-20 years but not all of those advancements are completely safe. One of those advancements is the lithium ion battery, which is used in cell phones, laptop computers, e-cigarettes and other electronic devices. Even though you may not often hear about problems with these batteries, there have been more accidents than you may think.
These batteries are advertised based on their ability to recharge quickly and have a long lasting battery life. The manufacturers of these batteries may sometimes go too far in trying to beat the performance of their competition without paying enough attention to the overall safety of the batteries. Lithium ion batteries can overheat and explode, causing severe injuries including burns and amputations. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been at least 43 product recalls for defective lithium ion batteries since 2002.
There are many potential causes of accidents that occur as a result of a battery failure and the cause is not always readily apparent. Batteries can blow up or melt when internal electrical components short-circuit, when mechanical problems crop up after a fall or an accident, or when they are installed incorrectly. But at the heart, all of these failures occur because one portion of the battery gets too hot and can’t cool down quickly enough, creating a chain reaction that generates more and more heat.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a battery explosion, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer if the battery was defective. The lawyers at Moaddel Kremer have the expertise and access to experts in the field to pursue your claim. We also have a network of doctors that can help you recover from your injury.
At Moaddel Kremer we will work on your case on a contingency fee basis. You do not have to pay us anything until you receive compensation and don’t owe us anything if you don’t win your case.