Protect Your Rights with a Skilled Samsung Galaxy Note Explosion Injury Lawyer
At the beginning of September, Samsung announced an exchange program for
its popular Galaxy Note 7. Issues regarding the battery installed in the
Galaxy Note 7 overheating and exploding caused concern among some consumers
and the corporate leadership at Samsung.
The stark reality is that overheating and exploding batteries can cause
serious injuries and extensive property damage. As the days passed, the
risks associated with overheating and exploding batteries utilized in
the Galaxy Note 7 became more obvious.
Power Down Your Galaxy Note 7 Device Immediately
Within a week, Samsung recognized that the situation with the Galaxy Note
7 was not isolated by any stretch of the imagination. The company's
President of Mobile Communications Business made a very terse announcement
about the dangers of the Galaxy Note 7:
"Our number one priority is the safety of our customers. We are asking
users to power down their Galaxy Note7s and exchange them as soon as possible."
Samsung has directed owners and users of the Galaxy Note 7 to shut down
the device for good and take it back to the appropriate retailer. Further
information is expected to be forthcoming on reimbursing consumers or
offering a trade-in for a safe device.
The situation with the exploding batteries is so significant that a growing
number of major airlines are banning the Galaxy Note 7 all together from
their flights. Other airlines have taken something of an interim step
and are encouraging people to voluntarily leave the Galaxy Note 7 behind.
The Federal Aviation Administration advises against using or charging
the Galaxy Note 7 while inflight.
Low-Quality Batteries in Galaxy Note 7 Devices
At the heart of the overheating and exploding phone situation is low-quality
batteries Samsung elected to utilize in the Galaxy Note 7. These batteries,
perhaps by design, are susceptible to overheating and exploding when subjected
to heavy use and regular recharging. In the final analysis, nearly all
smartphone users utilize their devices heavily and recharge frequently.
Potential Injuries with Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Devices
Because of the manner in which the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is utilized, a
person can suffer severe injuries to his or her face. These can include
very serious burns, broken facial bones and damage to a person's eyes,
including blinding. Injuries can be severe with a user's hands and arm.
Exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices can result in permanent injuries. Oftentimes,
when a person must undergo many painful surgeries.
Property Damage and Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Devices
Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices can also result in serious property
damage. Depending on when and where the explosion occurs, the net effect
of the event can be significant personal property destruction as well
as damage to the residence of business where the device happens to be
located at the time of the overheating and explosion.
Damages Associated with Service Interruption
Many people rely on their Galaxy Note 7 devices for business or professional
purposes. A possibility may exist that because of the situation with the
exploding batteries may interrupt a person's business or professional
like through no fault of his or her own. This is a claim that may be able
to made in some cases even if the device itself does not end up exploding
and causing other types of losses, including personal injuries.
When Did Samsung Know of Possible Battery Problems?
A question that must be raised by a Samsung Galaxy Note explosion injury
lawyer is when did Samsung know of possible battery problems. If it can
be demonstrated that Samsung knew the risks of installing cheap batteries
into their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices, the liability of the corporation
to an injured person becomes more clearly connected.
Did Samsung Properly Advise Consumers on Risks?
Another question a Samsung Galaxy Note explosion injury lawyer must consider
in regard to a person injured by a device explosion is were consumers
properly advised of risks associated with the product. Samsung does have
an obligation to advise consumers of reasonably foreseeable risks associated
with their products, including the Galaxy Note 7.
Who Else May be Responsible?
Samsung may not be the only entity responsible for injuries caused by an
exploding Galaxy Note 7. The manufacturer of the battery may also bear
responsibility for an injured person's losses. A Samsung Galaxy Note
explosion injury lawyer can identify all parties with potential responsibility
for the exploding devices.
Types of Compensation for a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explosion
A Samsung Galaxy Note explosion injury lawyer will advise a client of the
array of different types of compensable losses potentially available in
an explosion case. These losses include:
- mediclal bills
- pain and suffering
- lost wages
- emotional suffering
- property damage
- permanent injury
In addition to compensation for current injuries and losses, an injured
person may be entitled to future compensation as well. An attorney from
The Doan Law Firm can explain how and when a person may be entitled to
future compensation in a case involving an exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Retain Samsung Galaxy Note Explosion Injury Lawyer
A person injured because of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosion needs to
obtain legal representation promptly. This situation is poised to become
a major problem for Samsung, and perhaps the battery manufacturer. An
injured individual cannot delay in retaining an experienced Samsung Galaxy
Note explosion injury lawyer, like a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm.
A Samsung Galaxy Note explosion injury lawyer from The Doan Law Firm will
schedule an initial consultation with an injured individual by calling
800-349-0000. At an initial consultation, a personal injury attorney will
discuss possible strategies to optimize compensation in a case.
The appointment can be held at one of conveniently located offices of The
Doan Law Firm, at a person's home, or even at a hospital, depending
on his or her circumstances. There is no charge for an initial consultation
with a Samsung Galaxy Note explosion injury attorney from The Doan Law Firm.