If you were injured while vaping, McDivitt Law Firm is here for you. Our team of professionals can help you navigate the legal landscape of a vaping accident case.
If you frequently vape, or use a vaper pen, you may be highly aware of some recent instances where those pens have exploded during use, causing serious injuries. While these explosions don’t happen very often, they can be devastating when they do occur, and McDivitt Law Firm has handled several of these cases on behalf of the victims.
Cases involving injuries sustained from a vaper pen are considered a products liability case. In other words, the product itself has malfunctioned. These explosions are not due to anything the user has done wrong. They are basically due to a glitch in the system, for lack of a better term.
The severity of the injuries that might be sustained during these explosions depend entirely on where the pen was when it exploded. It could have been in a backpack, far away from the body, which is the best possible scenario if the pen is going to malfunction. However, McDivitt Law Firm has seen instances where the pen explodes in someone’s pocket, or even in a person’s face while they’re actively using the vaper pen. The injuries that have been sustained in these instances can be extremely devastating.
When a vaper pen explodes, and the injuries sustained are in no way the fault of the user of the pen, this then becomes a matter of figuring out who should be held accountable. Due to the nature of product liabilities cases, you may not know right away who you will be dealing with, because it depends on what exactly went wrong with the product.
McDivitt Law Firm attorneys know to look at the complete picture of the malfunctioned product. What went wrong with the pen? Was it the battery part? The wiring? Was it due to conditions of how the pen was stored in the warehouse, or handled in the retail store? If you bought the pen online, that could create an entirely different line of investigation for your attorney. It’s important to make sure you keep all the pertinent information related to the purchase of your vaper pen, as well as whatever remains of the pen itself following the explosion.
An experienced attorney will help a victim of a vaper pen explosion determine who should be held accountable, and the attorney will then pursue a claim with the insurance company of the entity responsible. It’s important to note that there is a two-year statute of limitations on product liability cases, so the sooner you involve an attorney, the better your chances of seeking compensation for your injuries.
The attorneys at McDivitt Law Firm have decades of experience with personal injury cases and product liability cases. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our specialists for more information.
McDivitt Law Firm only charges its clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we don’t collect any money for you, you will not have to pay any fee at all! In addition, McDivitt Law Firm will advance and pay any expenses necessary to handle your case – even through a jury trial, if necessary. Everybody has the opportunity to hire McDivitt Law Firm to get just compensation for their injuries, regardless if they can afford it.