Q: Are E-Cigarettes Still Legal?
A: In 2022, California lawmakers banned the sale of most flavored e-cigarette products in the state. While it is still possible for adults to purchase these products in some ways, vaping products have been largely criminalized throughout the state. However, if you were harmed while legally using any e-cigarette product in the state, you would have grounds to pursue legal recourse against the manufacturer.
Q: How Do You Prove Fault for an E-Cigarette Injury?
A: If you were harmed by any electronic cigarette or vaping device, you must prove that the product was defective and that it directly caused your injury if you intend to pursue compensation for your damages. An experienced San Bernardino e-cigarette injury lawyer can help gather evidence to form the foundation of your claim.
Q: How Much Compensation Can You Claim for Product Liability?
A: If you can prove that an e-cigarette or other consumer product was defective and the defect inflicted a personal injury, the manufacturer is liable for any and all resulting damages. The plaintiff in a product liability claim can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost income, lost future earning capacity, and property damage. They may also claim as much pain and suffering compensation as they believe to be reasonable.
Q: How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
A: If you plan to file a product liability suit or any other type of personal injury claim, you must do so within the statute of limitations enforced by state law. A plaintiff has two years from the date an injury occurs to file a claim for compensation against whoever caused the injury. A product liability claim is a type of personal injury case, so this statute of limitations would apply to an e-cigarette injury claim.
Q: What Will It Cost to Hire a San Bernardino E-Cigarette Injury Lawyer?
A: The attorneys at Easton & Easton do not charge our clients upfront or ongoing fees. Instead, we take a contingency fee for payment at the end of a client’s case. This fee is a percentage of the total amount recovered for the client, so our fee is contingent upon our ability to secure compensation for the client. If we are unable to obtain a recovery, the client does not owe a fee at all.
The right attorney can provide guidance and support for a difficult product liability claim. You have a limited time in which to build your case after suffering an e-cigarette injury, so it is vital to reach out to legal counsel you can trust as soon as possible. Contact Easton & Easton today to schedule a consultation with a San Bernardino e-cigarette injury lawyer and learn how we can assist with your case.