Batteries are used in a large number of our products and electronics, from our laptop computers to our vehicles to the television remote. However, many people are unaware of the dangers of batteries and their potential for leakage or explosion. These explosions can cause serious chemical burns and other injuries.
Causes for Battery Explosions
Battery explosions can occur when a battery is misused or malfunctions. Some leading causes for battery explosions may include:
- Attempting to recharge batteries that are not rechargeable
- Short circuiting a battery
- Overcharging a battery
- Recharging a battery too quickly
- Disposing of the battery in a fire
Any of these actions may cause a battery to build up pressure inside its walls, leak, or can otherwise damage the structural integrity of the battery. In a car battery, an explosion may occur when a short circuit generates a large current. Additionally, explosions may occur when jumping a car battery if the hydrogen that is released during catches fire from a nearby spark.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to a battery explosion, our fire and explosion lawyers may be able to help you. Our experienced team can evaluate your case and help you determine if you have the grounds to pursue legal action.
We can help you fight diligently for the compensation you need to cover the costs of your injuries and other losses. To discuss your legal rights and options, contact the explosion attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.