Hoverboard Fire Losses
If you are loved one have been injured or suffered a loss as a result of a lithium battery from a Hoverboard or other product contact the attorneys at Carabin Shaw Law Firm. Our team of lawyers are ready to do what it takes to put you, your family and your loved ones lives’ back together after a devastating fire.
The popular consumer product called the Hoverboard has had multiple reports of causing a fire resulting in damages to its owners. Reports have stated that the lithium battery has been the cause and they are not limited to only Hoverboards.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a fire resulting from such a product, call the lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm.
Holding responsible parties is our job. The attorneys at the Carabin Shaw Law Firm have years of experience representing the injured. Our team stands ready to help you.
It is important that you are aware of the potential dangers of the Hoverboard, but to also be aware of the risk and stats in general:
- At least 80 percent of all fire deaths occur in house fires.
- Residential fires represent 23 percent of all fires and 76 percent of structure fires.
- Each year, fire kills more Americans than all natural disasters combined.
- Senior citizens age 65 and over and children under the age of 5 have the greatest risk of fire death.
- The fire death risk among seniors is over one half times the average population.
- Children under the age of 10 accounted for an estimated 22.2 percent of all fire deaths.
- Men die or are injured in fires almost twice as often as women.
- African Americans and American Indians have significantly higher death rates per capita than the national average. Although African Americans comprise 13 percent of the population they account for 26 percent of fire deaths.
- A working smoke alarm dramatically increases a person’s chance of surviving a fire.
- Over 90 percent of U.S. homes have at least one smoke alarm. However, these alarms are not always properly maintained and as a result might not work in an emergency.
- It is estimated that over 39 percent of residential fires and 52 percent of residential fatalities occur in homes with no smoke alarms.
- Residential sprinklers have become more cost effective for homes. Currently, few homes are protected by them.