Exploding Batteries Burn Student at Alabama School

An Alabama burn injury lawyer notes that an Alabama teenager suffered serious burn injuries after the lithium-ion batteries that a classmate was carrying in his pocket exploded. Similar accidents and injuries have been linked to the cylindrical lithium-ion batteries used to power electronic cigarettes and portable charges, which may be more prone to violent explosions than flat lithium-ion batteries. When a burn or smoke injury is caused by the negligence of another person or company, Alabama burn injury attorneys can help injured parties recover compensation for their damages.

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Agency: Cylindrical Batteries More Likely to Rupture Compared to Flat Batteries

A lithium-ion battery explosion at a high school in Albertville, Alabama, left a bystander with burn injuries serious enough to merit hospitalization. The Sand Mountain Reporter states that a teenager was carrying the batteries in his pocket, along with some loose change, just before the accident occurred. Contact between the metal coins and the batteries apparently caused an electrical short, which made the batteries rupture. Tragically, the exploding batteries then struck a nearby student, causing him to suffer serious burns.

The design of these batteries, which were cylindrical, may have played a significant role in this accident. Research from the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicates that, compared to the flat lithium-ion batteries used in cell phones, cylindrical batteries are more likely to rupture violently when internal heat and pressure build up, due to the structural weakness of the flat ends of these batteries. Widespread reports of e-cigarette batteries and charger batteries exploding underscore the serious dangers of this widely used design, the website reported.

How an Alabama Burn Injury Lawyer Can Help

If a victim suffers a burn injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another party, he or she may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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