However, the gas cans produced by Blitz do not come equipped with flame arresters, an important part of a gas can that is designed to disrupt the flame, so that fumes can diminish into the atmosphere when an individual uses the gas can. Without a flame arrester, the gas can may potentially ignite and explode, causing serious injuries, burns and death.
If you or someone you love has been injured in California due to a gas can explosion, you may wish to consider filing a Blitz gas can lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact Attorney Group for California to learn more about your legal rights and holding the manufacturer responsible for compensation for your condition.
What are Blitz Gas Cans?
Blitz allegedly provided minimal warnings about the flammability of the plastic and gasoline, and at least 75 isolated incidents have occurred that resulted in burns and fatalities; officials determined the cause of these incidents to be a lack of a flame arrester. Six out of the 14 individuals who have allegedly been burned to death were children. Additionally, 1,200 emergency room visits and 11 fatalities occurred due to gas can explosions since 1998, according to data analyzed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Victims have allegedly sustained injuries such as head-to-toe burns and are often required to remain in a hospital or treatment facility for an extended period of time. They may also require skin grafts and surgeries that may cost one million dollars or more in medical expenses. Other victims have allegedly died from third- and fourth-degree burns or immediately following an explosion. If you or someone you love in California was injured, consider filing a Blitz gas can lawsuit to seek compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering and other damages you have incurred.
Manufacturers such as Blitz are required to place warning labels on products that may potentially cause injury or death. Unfortunately, according to those filing a Blitz gas can lawsuit, the manufacturer did not provide adequate warnings to consumers. Over the past 20 years, at least 80 Blitz gas can lawsuits have been filed on behalf of those who allegedly sustained injuries due to these products, according to court documents.
Additionally, lawyers filing a Blitz gas can lawsuit on behalf of their clients maintain that these cans are prone to flashback explosions when vapors escape from the can and mix with a spark or a flame. In most cases, Blitz and Wal-Mart, the retailer of the cans, have been named as defendants. While Wal-Mart reached a settlement of $25 million in December 2013, it does not believe that it should be liable for injuries that victims sustained due to the gas cans.
Do You Have a Valid California Blitz Gas Can Lawsuit?
Attorney Group for California can help you determine if you have a claim by providing you with a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We can connect you with an affiliated attorney in California who can assist you in filing your Blitz gas can lawsuit and help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. Depending on your injuries and the accident itself, victims in California may be eligible to recover damages for pain and suffering, disfigurement, permanent disability, loss of income and medical expenses.