As you can imagine, car accidents can be extremely dangerous. Not only can you get seriously hurt but your property may be destroyed. One of the worse things that can happen follow an accident is seeing your vehicle go up in smoke. And when a car fire begins because of a defect in your vehicle, the consequences are devastating.
The Scranton car fire accident lawyers at Munley Law have been fighting for their clients throughout the tri-state ares for the past five decades. We understand that car fires are deadly, costs thousands, and can seriously harm yourself, your family, and anyone involved in the accident. We fight tirelessly to hold those responsible for your accident.
Vehicle Fires Happen More Than You Think
According to the National Fire Protection Association, an estimated 152,300 automobile fires occurred each year between 2006 and 2010. These fires caused on average 209 deaths, 764 injuries, and approximately $536 million in property damage. This means on average 17 car fires are reported every hour and an average of four people are killed each week.
What causes these fires? Per NFPA, collisions and overturns were only a factor in 4 percent of the fires, yet accounted for 60 percent of the automobile fire deaths. This means that approximately two-thirds of car fires are caused by a defect in the vehicle, either mechanical or electrical.
After a Car Fire Accident
A burn injury can take years to heal and is extremely painful. In fact, if you suffered a fourth degree burn on an extremity, it may have to be amputated. You can be facing a lifetime of medical treatment and physical therapy. And if the burn injuries are extensive, you may not be able to go back to your job. Your life has drastically changed. But your insurance company may not cover all your expenses.
If your accident was caused by something faulty in your vehicle, then you would have a product liability case on your hands. For example, your car unexpectedly caught fire while driving the road, causing major burn injuries. After examining the vehicle, it was discovered that there your gas line was faulty, something the car manufacturers had known about but failed to fix. This is a case of product liability and you have a lawsuit on your hands.
Our Car Fire Accident Lawyer is Ready to Help
If you were injured in a fire caused after a car accident or because of a defect, it’s time to action. The car fire accident lawyer at Munley Law has been fighting for our clients’ rights for more than 56 years. We work hard to make sure you get the compensation that you deserve. Don’t wait any longer; contact Munley Law now for a free consultation.