What is a lithium-ion battery?
Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable batteries used in many portable devices such as vape pens, e-cigarettes, and cell phones. They are also used in larger products such as electric cars. Some smaller devices use a single battery cell; others combine multiple cells into larger batteries.
Why do lithium-ion batteries catch on fire or explode?
Lithium-ion battery fires or explosions are often the result of manufacturing and/or design defects. For example, if the separator inside the battery is too thin, improperly installed, or made from flawed materials, this can result in a short circuit. This in turn can cause the rapid accumulation of heat, pushing the battery into a condition known as thermal runaway. During thermal runaway, the temperature of a battery cell increases so rapidly that the cell is not able to dispel the increased heat. In these conditions, there can be a fiery discharge of all the energy in the battery within seconds, resulting in fire and/or explosion.
When a lithium-ion battery catches fire or explodes, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic, especially since these batteries are often in devices that are typically used and/or stored close to the consumer’s body. For example, some users have reported fires or explosions while using e-cigarettes, resulting in severe facial injuries, including breaks, fractures, and severe burn injuries. Others have reported injuries to their legs and other lower extremities as a result of a lithium-ion battery exploding and/or catching fire in their pocket. Still others have suffered injuries to their hands, arms, and body when holding or using portable devices such as laptops and cell phones.
Do I need a lawyer?
If you’re injured by a lithium-ion battery explosion or fire, a law firm with specific experience in the area will know how to work with you to maximize your claim so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. You may have claims against the manufacturer, retailers, distributors, and others in the supply chain. You need a lawyer who knows how to litigate these cases, accurately identify the responsible parties, and work with medical and technical experts. At Paynter Law, we have experience negotiating with and litigating against lithium-ion battery retailers and manufacturers including large, overseas corporations.
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The large companies that design, manufacture, and distribute lithium-ion batteries have lawyers who work for them. At Paynter Law, we only work for one person: you. Once you hire us, our lithium-ion battery personal injury lawyers get to work immediately to:
- Identify all possible sources of compensation
- Preserve evidence
- Explain the legal process to you
- Review your rights and options
- Handle the legal side so you can focus on healing
Did you know?
To-date, Paynter Law has earned over $500M in verdicts and settlements for its clients. Our attorneys represent individuals, consumers, and businesses in legal matters ranging from lithium-ion battery injuries to consumer protection to wrongful death.
Lithium-ion Battery Litigation
Paynter Law is currently litigating against LG Chem, a multibillion-dollar corporation headquartered in Korea, to recover pdamages caused by the allegedly negligent manufacture of lithium-ion batteries.
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