According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are roughly 267,000 vehicle fires a year that cause around 441 deaths annually (and many more injuries). The NFPA calculates that there is a car fire reported every hour, with a fatality a little more than once a day.
Injuries from a car fire can result in many serious injuries, including:
- Permanent disfigurement
- Severe chronic pain
- Lung damage
- Immunodeficiency complications
All of these injuries can lead to a severe loss in the quality of life and a person’s ability to make a living. If you or a loved one were harmed in a car fire, you may need a skilled car accident attorney.
At Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, our Virginia car fire injury lawyers have handled complex and severe injury cases like yours before. We have helped burn victims and people with lifelong injuries receive the compensation they needed for lifelong medical care, lost earnings, past medical expenses, and every other conceivable need they have. Feel free to call our office today for a free legal consultation—we take no fee unless we win your case, so the best time to call is now.
Call (888) 635-9500 to speak with our car fire accident team. Our lawyers have recovered more than 150 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million—let’s see what we can do for you.
Who Is at Fault When a Car Fire Causes Injuries?
Many people may consider a car fire to be their fault—lack of maintenance, fault of the crash, or other factors may suggest that it was the injured party’s fault or that it was a freak accident. However, neither is likely true. By far, the most common cause of vehicle fires is due to a defect, such as mechanical failure, or design flaws.
Roughly half of all car fires are the result of mechanical failure built into the vehicle, meaning your car’s manufacturer is likely liable for the injuries you’ve received.
However, the most injurious and fatal car fires are not the result of mechanical failures, but of crashed or overturned cars. When a car has flipped or damaged, leaks in the engine and environmental heat can lead to ignition. At the same time, the driver and passengers in a flipped vehicle are far more vulnerable to being trapped in the car. These conditions have led to more than half of all the deaths associated with a car fire. Flipped vehicles are most often the result of a deformed tire or another driver. Having a professional investigator look into your crash may provide the answers your case needs.
Why It's Important to Hire an Auto Accident Lawyer
Hiring an attorney experienced with car fires and auto accidents is vital to protecting your rights. The sooner you call a lawyer after your accident, the more likely that they will be able to access and preserve crucial pieces of evidence.
For instance, at Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, our investigations begin the day that we are retained—that’s how important the evidence-gathering stage is. Our trial victories are won in the months and weeks leading up to a trial, not only through skilled litigation.
Helping Injury Victims Seek Compensation for Their Losses
If there’s one thing our Virginia car accident attorneys understand, it’s your need for compensation. Painful and lifelong injuries often wear away at our financial security, both by keeping us out of work and by incurring costly expenses. Our greatest ambition as injury lawyers is ensuring that our clients are taken care of for the rest of their lives.
When insurance companies and corporations offer far too little to our clients, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner is more than ready to take their claims to court to let a jury decide their award. Many companies want to avoid this as much as possible. As a result, our firm rarely receives lowball settlement offers. With more than 150 results in the seven- and eight-figure range, attorneys who have case results filled with multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, and a team that routinely secures the largest verdicts in the state, there’s only one sensible answer—call Breit Cantor Grana Buckner.
Reach out to our firm at (888) 635-9500. Our Virginia car fire injury lawyers can answer your questions and help you take the next step in a free legal consultation.