Los Angeles, CA asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Arizona

Q: I had a pen torch blow up in my hand like a gun twice, same brand. Faulty design can't hold psi when filled.

The product is dangerous, if u would have had my ignition source in range it would have blew my face off, burned me and anyone close. First time it pelted my chest bruising it and second it grazed along the ends if my finger tips leaving a slick friction burn and almost shot my gf in her face. I didn't go to a Dr because of extra risk of contracting covid virus as we are not vaccinated and are carebtakers for my elderly mom who I don't want to get sick. It caused mybfinger tips to have some loss of feeling and tightness in joints. Do I have a case?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Arizona attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general premise, an injury victim would not usually be able to base damages on injuries that "could have" been. The standard would be "actual" damages. Those types of damages generally need to be supported by medical evidence. You mention not going to a doctor. Your apprehension is understandable in light of the fact that you have concerns about the well-being of your elderly mom who you care for. But without evidence it terms of a medical diagnosis, it would be difficult to support a claim. Consider reaching out to Arizona attorneys - most of them offer free initial consults in these types of matters. Good luck for a healthy recovery.

Tim Akpinar

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