Phoenix Vehicle Fire Lawyers
Every time you drive around Phoenix, you face many risks that could result in accidents. While car accidents happen for many reasons without warning, some crashes are more severe than others. In some cases, car crashes can result in fires. Car fires can also happen due to other reasons apart from accidents. Either way, you need a car accident attorney to help you seek compensation if another person's negligence caused the incident. At The Husband & Wife Law Team, we have experienced car accident attorneys ready to help you out.
Vehicle fires are not common. In fact, cases of vehicle fires in Phoenix are lower than cases of house fires. Despite their scarcity, vehicle fires can be dangerous when they happen. Here are some of the causes of vehicle fires:
- Car crashes: Car accidents can result in devastating fires. Car manufacturers put in great effort to design vehicles that will not burst into flames in case of a crash. Despite this effort, cases of fires due to accidents are still on the rise. Massive explosions and fires can erupt, especially if the crash occurs at high speeds. When vehicles collide at high speed, they create a huge force that causes fluid spills, leaks, heat, and smoke. The high temperatures caused by the crash make the conditions ideal for fires.
- Leaking Fluids: Leaking fluids is another common cause of vehicle fires. Generally, vehicle systems have chemical fluids that are highly flammable. Oil, fuel, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and radiator coolant are all flammable liquids circulating throughout the vehicle. The liquids could leak if any pipe breaks or is obstructed. The leaking fluids might not ignite by themselves. However, in the event of any sparks, electrical failure, or impact from an accident, they can ignite and cause a fire.
- Overheated engine: When a vehicle has an overheated engine, it can burst into flames. There are many reasons that a car engine can overheat — most of them involve a faulty cooling system. A damaged water pump, bad radiator fan, coolant leak, or clogged hose can lead to heat piling up in the engine system and trigger overheating. When temperatures rise, a car fire could occur.
The results of a car catching fire can be catastrophic. In some cases, the results of car fires can result in severe defects and permanent disfigurement due to severe burns. Car fires can also damage crucial internal organs, including the respiratory system. If the impact happened when vehicles were moving at high speeds, there could be several bone breakages apart from burn wounds. Car fires will result in both physical and financial losses as the vehicle will be completely damaged.
If another person's negligence caused the car accident that resulted in the fire, that person would be held liable. The life-changing injuries you suffered may require routine care, continued surgery, and therapy that could be very costly. You shouldn't bear all the damages when another person's carelessness puts you in that situation. Victims of such circumstances are eligible for compensation according to Arizona state laws. You may receive financial compensation for all the damages suffered, including emotional and physical pain.
If you have sustained injuries and suffered great losses in a car fire caused by another person's negligence, you are eligible for compensation. Our Phoenix car accident attorneys at The Husband & Wife Law Team will fight for your rights and advocate for fair compensation. We understand that you are in a difficult situation following the incident, and we will do everything possible to get you what you deserve. Contact us at (602) 457-6222 to discuss your legal options with our dedicated personal injury attorneys.
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