Understanding Post-Accident Car Fires
According to a local news outlet, a car caught on fire after a recent weekend car accident in Fort Myers. Local authorities asserted that a white SUV caught aflame after an early afternoon crash with another vehicle. Multiple people were in the SUV when the fire began, including a man, woman and a toddler. Fortunately, all three people were able to escape the vehicle safely despite the blaze.
Sadly, car accidents occur too often across the United States and that unfortunately includes here in Florida where hundreds of thousands of them occur every year. And even worse than facing the prospect of a serious car collision is the idea of the vehicle catching on fire. A car fire that follows a car accident can have even more tragic implications than the collision itself and lead to severe injuries and even death.
Causes of Post-Accident Car Fires
Victims of car fires often suffer from debilitating injuries that have a long-term impact on that person’s life. In addition to suffering from serious burns, this kind of fire can even lead to the loss of limbs and require ongoing and expensive medical treatments. It can be hard to figure out where the funds are coming from to cover medical treatment and other bills due to a car fire burn injury. If you or a family member was injured by a car fire that was caused by someone else, you may have a legal right to pursue compensation and restitution from the responsible parties through a personal injury claim. Many Florida accident victims choose to work with a legal team that represents wrongfully injured individuals in pursuing these damages.
One of the first things that your attorney will want to help you determine is the person or entity who is responsible for the cause of the car fire that caused your injuries. Potential causes include:
- Defects. Many accidents occur because of manufacturing or design defects that resulted in a problem with the vehicle long before it reached the car fire accident victim.
- Poor maintenance. Failing to properly maintain vehicles can unfortunately lead to vehicle fires if wires malfunction or certain car components overheat from the neglect.
Were You or Someone You Love Injured in a Vehicle Fire?
Trying to understand exactly what is in your best interest legally after a Florida car accident can be extremely confusing, and this can be even more difficult when the car you were riding in caught on fire. The good news is that enlisting the help of a knowledgeable legal professional can help you understand your options under the guidance of someone who is equipped with the skills to lead you to make the best decisions for your well-being. As the Fort Myers personal injury attorneys of The Pendas Law Firm, we have devoted ourselves to helping car accident victims receive the compensation they deserve. We will passionately work to provide you with effective legal representation. Contact us today to begin with a free consultation.
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