La Plata, MD asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland

Q: Can I sue the lighter company if a torch lighter caught my upper body on fire causing 3rd degree burns and in hospital?

I attempted to light a cigarette to smoke and the lighter presented a huge flame that caught my hair and face on fire. Was medavac to Washington Hospital Center. Still there going into the second week.

It is a horrible experience.

1 Lawyer Answer
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black

A: To prove liability, an expert would need to establish through forensic testing that the lighter had a product defect and that defect caused your injuries. An attorney may be interested in taking your case, so reach out to personal injury attorneys in your jurisdiction.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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