When you purchase a product, you expect that product to perform as intended without causing an injury. Every consumer has that right. This legal right is a basic element of a product liability claim. If a defective product causes an injury, you have the right to seek monetary compensation from the party responsible for the defect. In some cases, more than one party could share liability for a dangerous product. Sorting out the facts in a product liability case and building a case to prove liability can be difficult. It helps to hire experienced Fresno product liability attorneys like our attorneys at Torem & Associates.
Last month a man was injured on a Fresno bus when the e-cigarette he had in his pocket exploded. E-cigarette explosions have been captured on video throughout the United States, but this appears to be the first incident documented on a Fresno bus. According to Your Central Valley, the bus driver warned a passenger in his 50s that he could not use the e-cigarette on the bus. In response to the bus driver, the passenger put the e-cigarette in his pocket. Video from the bus’s camera show what happens moments later when the e-cigarette appears to explode in the man’s pocket.