Have you or a loved one been injured in a vehicle fire? We’ll get you the compensation you deserve.
The results of a vehicle fire can range from extensive property damage to critical injuries, and even death. However, car fires seem to be one of those things we don’t really think about until they actually happen to us.
Once a car catches on fire, the occupants have very little time to escape the vehicle safely. An occupant can be injured not only by the actual fire but also by noxious chemical fumes, and explosions are all too common in auto fires.
Common Causes of Car Fires
An automobile normally contains as much as six different kinds of flammable liquid, including gasoline. These liquids can cause the car to catch on fire either during or after a car accident, depending on what part of the vehicle was struck and depending on other factors in the accident.
Sometimes a vehicle may catch fire due to a defect in the automobile, and the designer or the manufacturer may possibly be held liable. Other times the car may catch on fire due to lack of maintenance. If you are driving a company car that has not been properly maintained and the car catches fire and causes you injury, in some cases your employer may be held liable if regularly scheduled maintenance was not performed.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a car fire due to the negligence of another, whether it is a car fire caused by lack of maintenance or an engine defect or failure, our car fire attorneys at the Bennett Law Group in Atlanta, Georgia can help. Contact us and schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.
We have achieved significant results for prior clients in handling car fire cases and other personal injury and wrongful death cases. Here are testimonials from prior satisfied clients that we have represented.
SOME STATISTICS ON CAR FIRES IN THE UNITED STATES:
Statistics cited by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that:
- One out of every five fires that occurs in the United States is a vehicle fire.
- In 2011 there were 187,500 highway vehicle fires, resulting in 270 civilian deaths and an additional 1,020 injuries.
- The NFPA defines a highway vehicle as any vehicle which is designed to operate normally on highways, including automobiles, buses, trucks and trailers, and motorcycles.
If you or a family member has suffered injury or even death due to a car fire which resulted from the negligence of another and through no fault of your own, our car fire and wrongful death attorneys at the Bennett Law Group in Atlanta can help. Contact us online or call our Atlanta office at 404.541.9330 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We have more than 50 years of experience in representing victims of car fires, wrongful death, and other personal injury cases in Atlanta, metro Atlanta, and throughout the state of Georgia. We promise to do everything possible to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation allowed by law for your pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses resulting from the accident, lost wages, and other unforeseen expenses. Contact us today for your free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.