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At The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, we have over 100 years of combined legal experience. If you or a loved one have been affected by lithium-ion battery explosions or fires from an electric scooter, ebike, or similar device, we're here to help.

Lithium-ion batteries are commonly used in electronic devices such as e-bikes, scooters, and smartphones. However, as reported by NPR and the NY Times, they have been known to pose a risk of explosion, which can cause severe injuries and property damage.

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Recent Fire Dangers in Electric Scooters

The causes of recent scooter fires are varied, but they often involve issues with the batteries or charging equipment. For example, overcharging, using non-original chargers, and charging vehicles for too long can cause batteries to overheat, which can lead to fires. Additionally, physical damage to the battery or improper storage can also increase the risk of fires.

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) has issued a warning to the public about the dangers of e bike and e-scooter fires. They advise that riders follow the manufacturer's instructions for charging and maintaining their vehicles, and they should not use any aftermarket equipment or chargers. They also encourage riders to inspect their vehicles regularly for signs of damage or wear.

The FDNY has reported that in the event of an e-bike or e-scooter fire, the batteries can continue to produce flames even after the initial fire has been extinguished. They advise people to evacuate the area and call 911 immediately. They also recommend that riders have a fire extinguisher readily available when using electric vehicles.

The Need For Safety Regulations For Electric Scooter Batteries

Affordability and Sustainability

There is a delicate balance between the need for micro-mobility options, such as electric bikes and scooters, and the potential dangers posed by battery explosions or fires.

On one hand, electric bikes and scooters have become increasingly popular as a form of affordable and sustainable transportation, particularly in urban areas where traffic congestion and limited parking can be significant challenges. They offer a convenient and efficient way to get around without the need for a car or public transportation, which can also be more expensive and less flexible.

Increasing Risks

However, as with any battery-powered device, there is a risk of fire or explosion if the battery is damaged or improperly maintained. This risk can be heightened by factors such as overcharging, using non-original chargers, and exposure to extreme temperatures or moisture. Additionally, if the battery is not properly secured, it can become damaged during use, which can lead to an explosion or fire.

Seriousness Of Risks

While the risk of battery-related incidents is relatively low, they can have serious consequences, including injury or death. For this reason, it's important for manufacturers to prioritize safety in the design and production of electric bikes and scooters, and for riders to take steps to reduce the risk of accidents, such as following safety guidelines and properly maintaining their vehicles.

It's also important for government agencies and private companies to take steps to ensure the safety of micro-mobility users. This can include implementing safety features such as speed limiters and automatic braking, providing education to riders about battery safety, and requiring companies to report incidents involving their vehicles to the authorities.

Steps Need To Be Taken To Ensure Safety

Ultimately, the need for micro-mobility options cannot be ignored, but safety must remain a top priority. By working together to address safety concerns and promote responsible use, we can create a safer and more sustainable transportation system for all.

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Were you or a loved one affected by a lithium battery that exploded or caught fire?

There are increasing reports of safety risks associated with e-scooters powered by lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are prone to overheating and fires, which can cause serious injuries to riders and bystanders.

If you or a loved one were injured by a lithium battery that exploded or caught fire, it is vitally important you reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer to help. 

The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff in NYC offer legal help to those who have been affected by a lithium-ion battery explosion. Our lawyers understand that dealing with the aftermath of an injury can be stressful and overwhelming, and we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the support they need.

How Do I Know If I Have A Valid Claim Following An Exploding Lithium Battery?

If you have suffered injuries or harm as a result of an exploding lithium-ion battery, you may have a valid claim for product liability. To determine if you have a valid claim, you should consult with one of our qualified personal injury lawyers, who can evaluate the circumstances of your case, gather evidence, and assess the liability of the manufacturer or other parties involved.

We can also advise you on the potential damages you may be entitled to and the legal options available to you. Keep in mind that the statute of limitations for filing a product liability claim in New York is 3 years, so it's important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

Contact Our Top Lithium Explosion Accident Lawyers Today

The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff have recovered over half a billion in compensation for our clients. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a faulty lithium battery, don't wait, reach out to us today.

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