When e-cigarettes came on the scene, everyone believed this was a great way to help people from ceasing to smoke. Since its creation in 2007, millions of units have been sold throughout the United States. However, electronic cigarettes, also known as vapors, isn’t widely regulated yet. Many of the consumer protections put in place on products have yet to reach these devices. So it’s no surprise that people are suffering an injury caused by these e-cigarettes.
If you live in New Jersey and you were burned or had an e-cigarette explode, causing an injury, the Jersey City personal injury law firm the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone is ready to hear your case. With more than 26 years helping clients throughout New Jersey with their personal injury claims, we are prepared to aggressively go after the makers of these e-cigarettes and make sure no one is injured by these products again.
What is an Electronic Cigarette?
An electronic cigarette, also known as an e-cigarette, e-cig, or a vapor, is an electronic device that simulates smoking a cigarette. Unlike a cigarette, the smoke that comes from an e-cigarette is harmless vapor. How it works is the user will “pull” in the liquid that is inside the vapor. The liquid is then heated by a coil, slowly turning into a vapor. That vapor is then drawn up through the e-cig and out of the mouthpiece. Some e-cigarettes have tobacco but there are a few out there that are tobacco-free. The e-cigarette has a battery inside that can be charged by plugging it into a USB device.
What Type of Injury Can You Receive?
There are currently lawsuits pending in California by three men who claim their e-cigarettes had exploded while they were using them. The issue is the lithium ion battery — if it is charged with too much voltage or is overcharged, the e-cigarette will overheat and cause an explosion. The most common e-cigarette injury is receiving severe burns after such an explosion.
Don’t Wait, Call Now
If you’ve received a e-cigarette injury after the device has exploded in New Jersey, you’re going to need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you through the process. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone now for a free consultation.