Thurswell Represents Woman Whose Phone Exploded and Set Car on Fire

SOUTHFIELD, MI, June 14, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — On May 21, 2018, a Michigan woman, was driving on Evergreen Road in Southfield, Michigan when she saw a spark emit from one of two Samsung Galaxy cell phones that she had resting in the vehicle’s cupholders. She pulled over and got out of the car. Within minutes her Nissan Maxima was completely engulfed in flames. Fortunately, she escaped unharmed.

According to the Detroit Fire Department, a cell phone was indeed the source of the fire in the vehicle. Despite receiving complaints from other consumers, neither the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the Samsung Galaxy S8, which were in the vehicle, are on a recall list.

Attorney Gerald Thurswell is representing the woman who wishes to keep her identity concealed. According to Thurswell, she has been experiencing severe anxiety and trouble sleeping since the incident took place.

Both the victim and Thurswell discussed the incident. “What if I had been on the highway and stuck in traffic and I couldn’t get out?” she asked. Not only could this woman have lost her life, but motorists around her could have been injured, as well.

Mr. Thurswell stated that Samsung has been contacted and has been very responsive. They sent a crew out to examine the car and the portions of the phone that were recovered from the vehicle. Mr. Thurswell is hopeful that pending the results of the investigation, that the phone which is responsible for the fire, will be recalled. “Once it’s determined which of the phones started the fire and that one is recalled, we’ll probably save lives,” Mr. Thurswell stated.

About Thurswell Law
Thurswell Law was established in 1968 by Gerald E. Thurswell to secure justice for those who have been seriously injured and their families. Today, Thurswell Law has grown steadily to become one of the top personal injury firms in Southeastern Michigan. Thurswell Law represents clients in large and complex litigation. Practice areas include: auto accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, wrongful death, premises liability, social security disability, police misconduct, and sexual harassment.

Attorney Gerald E. Thurswell has been honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He is a past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America – Metropolitan Detroit, as well as a member of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group of the American Association of Justice. He has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine. He received a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University, and he received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School. For more information, visit

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