Vapes, JUULs, and e-cigarettes are increasing in popularity around the Chicago area. While the companies who manufacture these devices claim they are a safe alternative to cigarettes, the reality is that they can pose significant harm to our health.
Defective vape devices are causing Chicago residents to suffer severe physical harm due to overheating and explosions, as well as serious respiratory problems. The Chicago personal injury attorneys at Duncan Law Group currently work on litigation related to these devices, and we are committed to helping you recover maximum compensation for your injuries.
Vape devices are relatively new to the American market, and because they have not been around for a very long time, we do not know much about their potential long- and short-term health risks. However, a recent wave of vape-related lung injuries and a series of vape-related explosions are posing serious risks to e-cigarette consumers today.
We are still learning about the long-term consequences of e-cigarette use. If you sustained an injury or developed an illness as a result of these defective products and dangerous chemicals, contact an attorney at Duncan Law Group immediately.
To seek compensation for your e-cigarette injury, you must file a product liability lawsuit in Illinois civil court. All civil lawsuits are subject to a unique statute of limitations, which sets a deadline for filing specific lawsuits.
You must file your lawsuit within two years of suffering a vape-related injury. If your case solely involves property damage, you have five years from the damage to file a product liability claim. Since vape-related accidents typically involve serious physical injury, your case will likely need to adhere to the two-year rule.
It is important to file your claim by this deadline. If you do not file by the time the statute of limitations passes, the court will likely dismiss your claim. Protect your right to compensation by speaking with a Chicago e-cigarette injury attorney as soon as possible.
As JUULs, vapes, and e-cigarettes grow in popularity, many users will experience serious harm due to malfunctioning and defective devices. In these situations, Duncan Law Group’s e-cigarette injury attorneys can help you recover the compensation you need to heal from your injuries.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our vape injury attorneys. Our lawyers are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.