Smartphones Explosions May Lead to Defective Products Claims

- Charles Argento

High-tech devices are everywhere these days, providing quick access to the Internet and hundreds of apps that keep their users glued to their phones. However, recent reports of smartphones exploding, even when not in use, raise safety concerns and questions about liability for defective products.

Texas Teenagers Popular Smartphone Explodes Under Pillow

You’ve likely heard in the news about the teenager who woke up to a burning smell and discovered that her smartphone had completely melted to an unrecognizable state. The phone must have been under her pillow while she was asleep leading it to overheat. This incident added to the increasing reports of smartphones exploding or catching fire.

If you or a loved one is injured by an exploding smartphone, you may be entitled to damages on a defective products claim.

Proving a Defective Products Claim

Texas tort laws require claimants in product liability cases to prove not only the injury or damage to property that they suffered but also that a design or manufacturing flaw in the product caused those injuries.

For this purpose, your Houston lawyer can help you sort your legal issues to determine the cause of your injuries and the person liable for them. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, you may have a claim against the manufacturer, the seller or both.

An expert witness is also helpful in establishing the connection between the product’s defect and your injury.

While the manufacturer of the popular smart phone that exploded under the Texas teenager’s pillow is investigating the cause of the accident, a spokesperson has stated that it may have been due to an overheated battery, reiterating the smartphone device’s safety. If this accident had resulted in burns and other physical injuries, then the battery manufacturer may also be impleaded in the defective products case.

In Houston and most parts of Texas, the law firm of Charles J. Argento & Associates has more than 25 years of proven experience in personal injury claims. We are a consistent recipient of the prestigious AV Preeminent Rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviews.

Our attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including auto and truck accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death and premises liability. We invite you to call us today at (713) 225-5050 to arrange a free initial consultation.