Tobacco kills, and yet millions of people continue to light up cigarettes across the globe. In an effort to cut down on the habit many have chosen to take up E-cigarettes, (or E-cigs and Vape pens).
The trend has become so popular, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports tobacco use amongst teens is at an all-time high. The study also finds that if current smoking rates continue, nearly 6-million of those Americans under the age of 18 today will die prematurely from a smoking-related disease.
Last year roughly 3-million teens reported using E-cigarettes. Compare that number to the 1.6 million who claimed to use traditional cigarettes in 2015.
Up until recently, it was widely believed the E-cigarettes were far safer. New studies such as this one by the CDC, are finding that's just not true. Ironically (in some people's opinions), this increase in E-cigarette use has also given rise to more lawsuits.
Last year stories about exploding E-cigs were plastered all over the news. A California woman won the nation's first liability lawsuit against an E-cig company last October. She was awarded $1.9 million. She suffered major burns after the battery on her device caught fire inside her car.
A FEMA report found that between 2009 and 2014 there were 25 incidents of fires associated with E-cigarettes. Of those only nine involved physical injuries. However, since that report was released, nearly half a dozen lawsuits in California alone have been filed.
E-cigarettes are not regulated, so the full scope of health risks remains unknown. What we do know is that the lithium batteries inside the devices can be dangerous.
Should you find yourself the victim of a defective or exploding E-cigarette contact the best Las Vegas Personal Injury attorneys we know, Pickard Parry Pfau.
Pedestrian safety has been a growing concern across the nation, especially in urban areas with high traffic congestion, and Nevada is no exception.
A wrongful death is a civil remedy available when one party’s intentional, reckless, or negligent behavior causes the death of another.
Unfortunately, car accidents are just as much a part of life in Nevada as they are anywhere else in the country.
When you or someone you care about is involved in an accident that results in serious injury to person or damage to property, the harmed party is entitled to just compensation through Nevada’s legal system.
The Insurance Research Council (IRC) has found that over 12% of Nevada drivers are uninsured.
If you or someone you know has been hurt on the job in Nevada, there may be two avenues available to seek monetary compensation for injuries suffered - a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
a Nevada wrongful death claim may help ease any financial uncertainty you may have about the future as a result of the tragic death.
If you suffer a slip and fall in a Nevada store, you may have a valid legal claim against that business depending on the circumstances.
Personal injuries happen every day across the country, and Nevada is no exception.
Older teen drivers are more at risk for car accidents than their younger counterparts.