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By Jim Adler April 8, 2016


Vaping is proving to be helpful to some people but extremely dangerous to others. Photo by Vaping 360 (Flickr)

The first e-cigarette to be marketed in the United States was introduced in 2007. The term “vaping” was created in reference to the vapors released when someone uses an e-cigarette, and the term has stuck. While vaping has shown that it can help people quit smoking, it has stirred controversy in other areas. Some activists fear that the accessibility of e-cigarettes will allow young people to get addicted to nicotine to the point where those young people will seek out real cigarettes instead of avoid them. There have also been plenty of battles regarding the ingredients found in the liquids used in e-cigarettes and how much damage those ingredients can do to a person. But one of the battles that is starting to gain momentum is on the topic of the damage being done by exploding e-cigarettes. It is a real problem, and it is bringing even more scrutiny of the e-cigarette business.

According to FEMA, more than 2.5 million Americans use e-cigarettes, and that number rises each year. Between 2009 and 2014, there were 25 incidents of exploding e-cigarettes, and those resulted in nine injuries. Thankfully, there were no casualties in those incidents. But that data, and the fact that more people are buying e-cigarettes every year, has caused the federal government to look into why e-cigarettes explode and what can be done about it. The shape of an e-cigarette (which is essentially the same as a skinny cigar) helps in creating a cylinder that will shoot flames back at the person smoking it if the battery explodes. The other issue is that an e-cigarette explosion is more likely if the batteries in an e-cigarette are not charged exactly according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Aside from the dangers an e-cigarette explosion poses to the person smoking the e-cigarette, there are also dangers to the bystanders who have no idea that an explosion is taking place. If the e-cigarette user is driving a car or a truck and their e-cigarette explodes, it could cause them to drive into innocent pedestrians and do even more damage. If a bus driver with a bus full of passengers has their e-cigarette explode while they are driving, then the results could be devastating. Some people use e-cigarettes in areas where open flames are not allowed, such as a gas station, because e-cigarettes do not require a flame to operate. But if you are using an e-cigarette while filling your tank and the e-cigarette explodes, the situation could become deadly. It is these types of events that are also figuring into the government investigation, and these types of situations could also cause large lawsuits against the person using the e-cigarette and its manufacturer.

The potential for injuries thanks to e-cigarettes is very real, and your injuries could leave you with long-term care needs that you may not be able to pay for. If your e-cigarette starts making a strange hissing sound, then throw it to a safe place immediately. But if you are not lucky enough to be able to avoid the consequences of an e-cigarette explosion, then you should contact an attorney immediately to protect your rights and get the compensation you need for your long-term recovery.

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Erick Becker
Erick Becker
01:20 06 May 17
I am a Patrol Deputy for the Sheriff Office and while working one night, a drunk driver crossed the center stripe on the highway and struck my patrol vehicle head on with his pick up truck. Needless to say we (the drunk driver and I) were both lucky to survive, as the accident occurred at highway speeds. Following my release from the hospital, I knew that I would need to have someone represent me. My employer was happy to represent me in regards to prosecuting the driver for criminal charges but, can do little in respect to the recovery of financial losses for medical bills, pain and discomfort, time lost from work etc... This is how my relationship with Jim Adler and Associates began. Yep, you probably guessed correctly when you think of what made me choose the "Texas Hammer" to represent me. Those half obnoxious, half way entertaining commercials and radio announcements most Texans have been seeing and hearing on the TV and radio for years instantly came to mind. Yes, I wanted to "hammer" this S.O.B. for trying to kill me but, more importantly I was worried about the costs associated with the life long injuries I had sustained as a result of this drunk driver's negligent behavior. I contacted Jim Adler and Associates and so began our relationship. I was immediately surprised by the prompt attention and the expression of genuine concern for my well being that I received from the employees of Jim Adler's office. Now as you can imagine, lawyers are not a breed that is held in very high regard by people in my profession but, my experiences with Jim Adler's office and his employees have forced me to amend my way of thinking, at least on the civil side of the house anyway. I have to chuckle when I say that because my experience as a client of Jim Adler's firm has been exceptionally pleasant. So before I venture down one of the stereotypical and infinite number of rabbit holes associated with the relationship between members of law enforcement and lawyers; I will do my best to stay focused on my experience with Jim Adler & Associates. Upon being informed that my case had been accepted by Jim Adler's office; I was contacted by Iris Sanchez who informed me that she was to be my case manager and any questions, comments and concerns could be directed to her. I was pleasantly surprised to receive regular calls from Iris assisting with my medical appointments and future follow up appointments. Iris had informed me that Jim Adler's son, Bill Adler would be handling my case and I was even more surprised to receive several calls from Bill to discuss my case. Now you might be thinking "what's the big deal" with the person who is representing you contacting you? In reality, you are correct in that it isn't a big deal but, what is noteworthy and what separates Jim Adler's Office from the multitude of other lawyers is the genuine expressions of concern and the desire Bill Adler conveyed to me to do their best to help me. I felt an immediate connection and instantly realized I had made the correct choice in contacting Jim Adler & Associates to handle my case. One thing I think lawyers and police officers can agree on is the proverbial wheels of justice turn very slowly. Months go by and our professional relationship is never neglected. Through the unwavering attention of Iris Sanchez and Bill Adler himself, I never felt "out of the loop" so to speak and always had a clear understanding of where my case was at in regards to the legal process. In conclusion, I know my brief description of my experiences with Bill Adler and, his assistant Iris Sanchez, cannot provide the credit they deserve. Together they have done an outstanding job representing their firm/employer. If you are seeking a great firm to represent your legal interests and, take comfort in establishing a professional relationship that feels more like a friendship than a casual business acquaintance, then I highly suggest Jim Adler & Associates.
Tierra Clark
Tierra Clark
18:52 19 May 17
My lawyer Bill Adler and case manager Iris Sanchez are amazing! They constantly call and check on you . They keep you up to date through the process. They care about you as a person and not just a client. The wreck was a life changing experience that I've never been through before. I'm just glad I had the right people like Bill Adler and Iris Sanchez to help me through it. Truly satisfied.Thanks and God bless y'all!
Lorenzo Preston
Lorenzo Preston
17:23 26 Jan 17
Jim Adler only offer nothing less than a great experience. They are a very well-established organization. They are outstanding on keeping you up to date with cases. There's no beating around the bush with this organization as they are only straight forward with the whole process. They treat their customers like family as well as go above and beyond to fight cases for you only leaving you with nothing but the best experience. Easy 5-star rated organization. I would highly recommend this one organization you not look over.
Tori Barroga
Tori Barroga
14:17 11 May 17
I was dropped from a previous law firm regarding my case before I called Jim Adler. They immediately took up my case and worked hard on it - I was always up to date with each step they took and the benefits or consequences of each. In the end, I am highly satisfied with the outcome and would not have it any other way. It took some time but I truly appreciate and want to thank everybody who helped me on this journey and worked tirelessly on it.
Bernard Orozco
Bernard Orozco
17:16 23 Feb 17
I am very happy with Jim Adler & Associates. I did not know anyone who has ever used the Law Firm before. The staff is very friendly and treated me as if I were family. At times it got very stressful being without a job. They helped me when I was confused about the process. Mrs. Theresa Rodriguez stayed in contact with me constantly. Checking on me to see how I was doing and to let me know how things were going on there end. The Attorneys that handled my case know exactly what they are doing to take good care of me. Thank You so much Attorney's Mr.Michael Gomez and Mr.Trey Smith.
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