Causes of Car Fires
Mechanical defects may result in the unexpected ignition of flammable materials or an explosion under the hood, leading to car fires. These car fires can spread very quickly given the range of highly flammable liquids and solids inside. Motorists trapped inside a vehicle that is on fire may be at extreme risk of being injured, as these fires can reach the passenger cabin in little time. Even before the fire spreads, motorists may develop serious health issues because of toxic gases released from the fire as well.
While car fires may sometimes be the result of sheer accident, many are the responsibility of a car manufacturer, something which the lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, believe is important for all residents of New York to know. When it is the fault of the car manufacturer, a victim of a car fire can often seek legal recourse and financial compensation from the manufacturer for their negligence.
Malfunctions Responsible for Car Fires
Automotive manufacturers have a responsibility to their customers to produce safe parts that won’t cause dangerous explosions or fires. If the following automotive failures or malfunctions occur, they may ignite a fire or cause an explosion that leads to a fire:
- Battery explosions
- Severe engine failures
- Unexpected ignition of flammable solids or liquids in the vehicle
- Faulty electrical wiring
When these and other malfunctions cause car fires, victims of such accidents may sustain devastating injuries. In fact, burn victims often are left suffering from severe skin damage and long-term scarring.
Learn More about Car Fires
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car fire, our legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP, may be able to help you fight for fair financial compensation for these injuries. To discuss what legal action may be available to you after an injury, call (212) 779-0057.