A flamethrower accident lawsuit may be an option for individuals who suffered serious injuries from the dangerous products. After The Boring Company sold 20,000 flamethrowers in a matter of days, some are questioning the product’s safety even as the manufacturer is offering a free fire extinguisher with every flamethrower purchased. Affected individuals and their families may be able to file a lawsuit and seek compensation with the help of a burn injury attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Some Customs Agencies Reportedly Won’t Ship the Incendiary Devices
In late January and early February 2018, The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s high-speed tunnel venture, marketed and sold 20,000 flamethrowers at $500 a piece. According to Reuters, the flamethrowers raked in $10 million for The Boring Company in just four days. “Guaranteed to liven up any party,” the flamethrowers have stirred up controversy as some customs agencies are reportedly going to refuse to ship “anything called a ‘Flamethrower.’”
Flamethrowers and other incendiary devices are designed to project a long, controllable stream of fire. Although flamethrowers are not restricted by federal law in the United States, they can be very dangerous if not used correctly and under proper supervision. The Boring Company claims that their flamethrower is the “world’s safest flamethrower;” however, the company has yet to release any safety information about their product.
Flamethrowers could potentially malfunction, causing the device to explode and cause serious injuries. Injuries associated with the use of flamethrowers include life-threatening burns, loss of limbs and even death. Additionally, a flamethrower could cause fires or could be used as a weapon.
How a Flamethrower Accident Lawsuit Can Help
When negligence results in injury, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of ability to earn
- Scarring and disfigurement
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.
If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
Victims of negligence and their families are encouraged to seek the counsel to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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