Protecting the injured since 1955

  1. Home
  2.  → 
  3. Motor Vehicle Accidents
  4.  → What factors may cause a crash to result in a fire?

What factors may cause a crash to result in a fire?

Aug 17, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you were to list all the different factors that result in car accidents, various reckless driving behaviors would make it on the list, including speeding, failing to yield the right of way and drunk or distracted driving.

There are other driving behaviors or choices that motorists make that put them at risk of having an accident — a fiery one. Do you know which factors are most apt to cause a car to ignite into a blaze?

Transporting flammable items

Many motorists think nothing of placing a gas can on the floorboard of their car or in their truck as they transport it back to their home from the gas station. An improperly secured or leaking gas can is a potentially explosive situation. All it takes is a high-impact crash for the gas inside the can to ignite, engulfing the vehicle’s passenger compartment in moments.

A fire may also ignite if fumes accumulate near a heat source or a crash occurs near the gas tank on a vehicle (even if the driver isn’t transporting any additional petroleum).

Improperly maintained vehicles

Many motorists put themselves and those they share the road with at risk of suffering burns because they fail to maintain their vehicles properly. Electrical issues such as blown fuses or frayed wires, excessively high engine temperatures, insufficient fluids and oil leaks can cause car fires that can easily spread to nearby vehicles.

Many individuals who suffer burns aren’t fortunate enough to make it out of their car and away from the fire in time before they suffer significant injuries. Your recuperation is likely to be lengthy if you suffer serious burns. If another driver is at fault, it’s essential to make sure you get the compensation you need to deal with short-term and long-term expenses and damages.

Archives

Categories

Injured On The Job?

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions of workers who are injured on the job.

View FAQ

“I just want to let you know between Jennifer and Lisa, you two are awesome attorneys and I will recommend you both till the end! I love your service and positivity throughout the process! Thank you both for all you have done! I honestly felt so comfortable with your service from the start! I can’t thank you both enough! Honestly!”

Joseph H.

“I would just like to say to everyone at the firm, this is about Jeff Alter, I know that you all there have large and much more profitable cases than mine, the people that Jeff and his secretary had to deal with are simply scandals and that is being polite, but Jeff and his wonderful secretary fought for me and my family, I was off work over this for over a year. Medical bills . . . just a lot of uncertainty, fear and just being taken great advantage of, my settlement is only a few dollars, less than $4,000, this is in no way due to lack of working hard and vigorously for me [sic].”

Eddie F.

“They did a great job with helping me with my workman's comp case. I would recommend this law firm to anyone that’s in need of a lawyer.”

Jeremy M.