Vehicle fires, no matter how minor, are one of the most terrifying experiences a driver or passenger in a car can endure. Nearly always unexpected, a car fire is proof of the vulnerability of vehicle occupants. The good news is that, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the number of vehicle fires that occur annually has decreased by more than half over the last 30 years. Despite these encouraging numbers, 2009 still saw 190,500 cars catch fire. In these fires, 260 lives were lost.
A car is a complex machine, and fires can start for any number of reasons. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car fire, call 800-242-2874 to contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. Our Kenosha car accident attorneys will help you to seek the financial compensation that you may be due if your vehicle fire was caused by a motor vehicle defect.
Flammable Vehicle Parts
There are many seemingly benign items in an automobile that can serve to ignite or promote a car fire. Spark plugs, electrical wires, cigarettes, exhaust systems, are normal sources of heat, but if that heat compromises the following, it can create a very dangerous fire hazard:
In 2009, 1,455 people were injured in car fires. Burn injuries are painful, and the scarring and damage can affect you for life. Neurological damage, disfigurement, and emotional trauma can all affect a person’s relationships and self-esteem, causing incalculable harm. Negligent automobile manufacturers should be held accountable for your suffering.
A car fire can wreak havoc on your life and your property, but once the flames are extinguished, you need a law firm that will seek justice on your behalf. Contact the Kenosha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.