About 1 of every 6 fires in the U.S. is a vehicle fire, and automakers are required to take fire safety into account when designing vehicles. Even in a high impact collision, a safe design should prevent a car from bursting into flame.
Most vehicle fires are caused by a mechanical failure or malfunction. That means they don’t happen because the owner spilled gas or dropped a cigarette. They happen because someone produced and installed a bad part or failed to shield against a fire hazard.
Every year about 500 people die in car fires. Thousands more are injured. Many of these personal injuries occur right here in Western New York. Most of these fires are the result of design decisions made by the manufacturers and could have been prevented.
My firm has years of experience with car fire cases. If a vehicle fire caused your injuries or made them worse, call us.