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 quickly, given the range of highly flammable liquids and solids inside. Motorists trapped inside a vehicle on fire may be at extreme risk of injury. These fires can reach the passenger cabin quickly. Even before the fire spreads, motorists may develop serious health issues because of the toxic gases released from the fire as well. You may be entitled to compensation when the causes of car fires result from dangerous or defective parts.
While car fires may sometimes result from sheer accident, many are the responsibility of a car manufacturer, which the lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP believe is important for all residents of New York to know. When it is the car manufacturer’s fault, a car fire victim can often seek legal recourse and financial compensation from the manufacturer for their negligence.
Malfunctions Responsible for Car Fires
Automotive manufacturers are responsible 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.
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. Call (212) 779-0057 to speak with a defective product attorney today to discuss what legal action may be available after an injury.