The statistics on car fires in the United States is so worrying. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that at least 33 cars catch fire every hour. The car fires can result in permanent physical injuries, death, or emotional distress. There are cases of the car fire victims discontinuing income generating activities after receiving physical injuries. The victim’s marriage could end especially if the facial appearance is extensively damaged. Car fires will always mean incurring hefty medical bills.
Unexpected car fires may happen for the following reasons:
- Poor car maintenance
- Electrical defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Fuel leakages
- Road accidents
- Tire bursts
Who is Responsible for the Car Fire?
If the car you are traveling in catches fire, you need to find out whether the accident occurred because of the driver or car owner negligence. The driver may have failed to notice an unusual smell, see signs of smoke, read the dashboard gauges properly, or notice the high engine temperatures. Perhaps the car speed was too high, and as a result a collision led to the fire breakout.
What did the driver do to prevent loss of lives or injuries?
The national safety standards regulations require the driver to park the car, switch off the engine, and get the passengers out of the vehicle when there are signs of fire. The driver has to warn oncoming cars to stay away from the vehicle that is likely to burst into flames and to warn passengers not to pick personal items by re-entering the vehicle.
The driver that fails to follow the safety regulations is legally responsible for the loss of lives or injuries!
What If I am a Victim of a Car Fire?
When you are a victim of a car fire, you may qualify for compensation for physical injuries, disability, facial injuries, lost income, medical expenses, pain, and emotional distress. The first step is to get in touch with a lawyer to file an unexpected car fire lawsuit on your behalf. The attorney makes personal injury claims and presents evidence to show how car owner‘s or manufacturer contributed to the fire.
The plaintiff must prove that the manufacturer did not design an engine that can withstand fire. The car owner is responsible if he fails to prevent flammable liquids from leaking or ensure that the gas tanks do not break in road accidents. Fuel –fed fires occur because flammable substances such as the power steering fluid, gas, and engine oil are close to the electrical components. When the car fluids leak, an electrical spark may cause a life-threatening fire.
Your Accidental Car Fire Attorney
The car fire compensation attorney may need to work with medical doctors and car technician to prove you’re the drivers or manufacturer liability. If you or a loved one is hurt in accidental car fire, consult us for afree phone consultation. We are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.