Los Angeles Juul Property Damage Claim Attorney
Electronic nicotine delivery systems or e-cigarettes, such as the popular Juul device, are prone to catching fire or exploding, which can cause burn injuries and property damage. If you have been involved in an e-cigarette accident that resulted in property damage, it takes a skilled Juul lawsuit attorney to help you obtain compensation.
J&Y Law is a premier personal injury practice serving clients throughout the state of California. Our office is currently representing victims of e-cigarette explosions that have led to serious burn injuries, disfigurement and property damage. Because Juul and other types of vaping devices have become so popular, reports of explosions and property damage are on the rise. Juul and other electronic cigarettes have reportedly exploded while the battery was charging, as the consumer was vaping, or when the device was being transported.
E-cigarette users can have their clothing catch fire; an exploding e-cigarette can also damage the device that it is plugged into, such as a laptop. More serious property damage and fatalities can occur if a house fire is triggered by an e-cigarette explosion. At J&Y Law, our legal team is dedicated to holding manufacturers, distributors and other parties accountable for property damage caused by defective electronic cigarettes. When you become our client, you can rest assured that we will have your back and fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
How Do E-cigarettes and Vapes Cause Property Damage?
E-cigarettes are at a high risk of fires and explosions due to factors, such as:
- Damaged batteries
- External heat sources
- Short circuits
- Overcharging the battery
- Using an improper charger
If your property has been damaged due to an e-cigarette explosion, there may be a legal basis for a product liability lawsuit against against the manufacturer. The best way to protect your rights in this situation is to consult J&Y Law Firm. We have extensive experience handling product liability claims and a proven history of achieving significant settlements and jury verdicts.
Because the value of a single property damage claim may not warrant litigation, we may consider filing a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer. In this type of legal action, the claims of numerous individuals who have experienced similar harm are combined into a single lawsuit, which strengthens the merits of the case and also increases the value of the claim. Regardless of the approach we take, you can trust J&Y to provide you with informed representation and personal attention.
How do e-cigarettes work?
Electronic cigarettes or vapes are handheld, battery-powered devices that mimic the sensation of smoking tobacco products. Rather than burn tobacco leaves, e-cigs heat a liquid consisting of nicotine, propylene glycol, and flavoring until it forms a vapor aerosol which is then inhaled by the user. Electronic cigarettes are generally powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that can overheat, potentially causing fires and explosions. In addition, defects in the charging device itself can also cause an e-cig to combust; both battery and charger explosions can cause property damage.
Contact Our Los Angeles Juul Property Damage Attorney
Although Juul and other e-cig manufacturers tout vaping as a safer alternative to cigars and cigarettes, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been conducting an investigation to determine whether deceptive marketing practices have been used to pitch unsafe e-cig devices to the public. In addition to burn injuries and property damage, there have also been numerous reports of lung damage caused by e-cigarette use, particularly in minors and young adults, and some states are moving to ban the sale of certain types of vaping devices entirely.
Whether the FDA intends to regulate electronic nicotine delivery systems more strictly remains to be seen. In the meantime, steps you can take to minimize the risk of property damage and personal injury from an e-cigarette explosion include:
- Do not overcharge the battery or leave the device unattended while charging
- Do not plug an e-cigarette into a computer or other USB-capable device
- Only charge an e-cigarette with a compatible adapter
If your e-cigarette has exploded and caused property damage, J&Y Law can help. When you partner with us, we will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the explosion and consider all your options for obtaining compensation. While we prefer to reach negotiated settlements to personal injury and product liability claims, we have the skills and experience to litigate any matter.
Our trial attorneys know their way around the negotiating table as well as the courtroom and are always committed to achieving the best possible outcome for you. Above all, we are committed to holding negligent manufacturers accountable for providing consumers with defective e-cigarettes, as well as for failing to warn the public of the dangers associated with vaping. At J&Y, you will not pay any attorneys’ fees to us until we win compensation for you. The sooner you contact us for a free consultation, the sooner we can get started on your case.