The defendants had constructed and sold decorative firepits and gel lighter fluid that were prone to explosion. Our client had purchased this combination and ended up being burned while trying to enjoy an evening in his backyard. He suffered third degree burns on his legs. The injuries were serious enough to warrant 2 skin graft surgeries.
Two years of litigation and, during the pandemic, we were able to secure a $1,000,000 package settlement for our relieved client.
⚠️ Tabletop fire pits or fire pots are often the cause of serious burns and injuries. They use highly flammable fuels, like butane and ethanol, and it’s extremely important to be aware of the dangerous conditions these items create in your home. When the flame appears to have gone out, there can still be fumes or low flames that can ignite during the refuelling process. Explosions can happen when you try to re-light the fire.
The re-fuelling container can ignite almost instantaneously, causing it to explode. The person holding the container may also react by throwing it, inadvertently spraying
other people at the firepit with burning fuel.
We are happy to report that the company who manufactured the fire pot AND the company that sold the fuel gel that burned our client are no longer in business and their products will not cause others harm.
People often think our society is too litigious, and, in some cases, that is true. However, we believe that it is lawsuits like this one that force companies to operate responsibly. Because these companies had to face the consequences of selling dangerous products, other people will not be harmed by them.
Lawsuits are always about our client, first and foremost. However, they’re also about making our communities safer...for everyone.
$ 1 Million Dollars
DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.