Injuries sustained in an automobile accident can be debilitating or lethal.
This is true, even at lower speeds. A car accident that occurs at a low speed, but can induce life-threatening injuries, is an explosion or care fire that follows the actual crash.
Some vehicles have a defect in their fuel delivery system that can cause serious injuries from auto fires. Faulty design can contribute to dangerous explosions, such as when the gas tank is improperly placed. Fires that are the result of poor manufacturing usually take place after an accident. The explosion is precipitated by the fact that the gas tank was wrongly placed.
A common cause of a car accident fire is when the vehicle is poorly designed. Metal, shrapnel or debris puncture can easily pierce the gas tank, making the odds of a fire happening increase immensely. There are certain automobile models where the gas tank is poorly situated.
Ultimately, people’s lives are put at risk or taken due to the poor design or manufacture of a car company or its parts.
Typical injuries in a car fire accident are to the skin, which leads to scarring and disfiguring injuries. In addition, there is always the risk of being trapped inside the car while the fire burns and possibly causes an explosion.
As with any type of car accident, a fire can induce injuries such as broken bones, head injuries, back and neck injuries, as well as accidental death.
Another common injury is the burn injury, which can take substantially longer to recover from compared to other types of injuries. Severe burn injuries can require multiple surgeries, and long-term rehabilitation. The medical bills can ruin you financially.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation from several sources in the event your car exploded or caught fire following the accident.
Contact a personal injury law office to file your car accident claim. An attorney can fight to protect your rights and get you the full, fair and just compensation for your injuries, medical expenses and lost income.
Putting your life back together starts with contact an experienced personal injury attorney after your accident.