Typical Causes of Car Explosions and Fires
In addition to the destruction caused to a motor vehicle by the impact of a collision, there may be a fire or explosion in the aftermath of a crash. Depending on the type of collision and severity of damage, the various flammable and combustible parts of a car may become ruptured or dangerously exposed. As a result, the people inside and around the vehicle may suffer burns, shockwave injuries, or severe lacerations caused by the propulsion of debris through the air.
If you have been seriously hurt in a car accident involving an explosion or fire, it may be the case that manufacturer negligence is to blame. For additional information regarding your legal options after an injury on the road, contact the Madison auto accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.
Contributing Collision Damages
After a collision, many systems in a vehicle can pose a fire risk to the motorists inside. As additional electrical systems become commonplace, the chance of a short circuit or malfunction-related fire increases. The following problems may lead to the outbreak of a fire or worsen an otherwise small flame:
- Engine concerns
- Broken fuel lines
- Opened or punctured gas tank
- Damaged electrical systems
- Battery problems
- Air bag detonation fires
In these accidents, batteries can become heated and damaged from a fire. As a result, the battery might explode, increasing the size of the fire and causing acid to erupt around the hood of the car.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a car fire or explosion, there may be legal action available. For more information regarding your options after these incidents, contact the car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.