Mesa, AZ (December 1, 2019) – A Mesa man was putting up holiday decorations at his home when he said his child’s favorite ornament exploded, resulting in serious injuries to his face.
Paul Lanphear said he was changing the batteries of a Hallmark Christmas ornament on Sunday when it exploded in his face. The random battery explosion sent Lanphear to the emergency room. Local EMTs and rescue units arrived at his home to transport Lanphear to the hospital for his injuries.
Lanphear said that he was concerned that debris or acid from the battery got into his eyes and commented that the button batteries were provided by Hallmark, along with the ornament. Per police reports, Lanphear reached out to Hallmark about the exploding batteries and said the company took down a report on the incident. The incident remains under investigation, and Hallmark has not yet commented on the incident.
Our thoughts go out to Paul Lanphear in hopes of a full recovery.
Across Arizona, nearly 1,000 fatalities and thousands of injuries took place last year as a result of serious accidents. These tragic incidents, which often occur due to the negligence of other parties, mean victims and families pay the price. From financial difficulties and costly medical bills to emotional trauma and long-term physical pain, victims and their families often experience tragic circumstances following these fatal accidents.
But those affected in these injurious incidents caused by the negligence of others can contact an injury attorney in Arizona. A skilled lawyer can help safeguard victims’ legal rights and help them seek fair compensation to cover their damages.
At ELG Law, our experienced and compassionate attorneys are ready to help families recover in the aftermath of these serious incidents. Please reach out to us at (623) 562-3838 for a no-hassle free consultation and legal aid today. When it comes to helping victims secure the compensation they deserve to cover damages incurred from personal injury, our Phoenix attorneys‘ skills are second to none.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.
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