Fuel-Fed Fires from Motor Vehicles
Nationwide & Dallas Automobile Fire Attorneys
Motor vehicle accidents are already devastating; when these collisions lead to car fires, victims face a significantly higher risk of severe bodily injury and death. Unfortunately, fuel-fed motor vehicle fires are a reality—but they are also entirely preventable.
If you or someone you love was involved in a motor vehicle accident that led to a fuel-fed fire, you could have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the vehicle manufacturer or another liable party. At Lyons & Simmons, LLP, we believe that you should not have to simply suffer the consequences of someone else’s negligence on your own.
What Causes Car Fires?
Motor vehicles contain numerous flammable elements, including gasoline and brake fluid. The construction and placement of various engine components, including gasoline and brake fluid reservoirs, is critical—yet auto manufacturers continue to develop vehicles that pose serious risks to occupants.
Aside from brake fluid, the following vehicle components are flammable and often cause accident-related explosions and fires:
- Power steering fluid
Various other engine components and vehicle elements are flammable. Even tires can catch fire and put vehicle occupants at risk of becoming trapped and severely burned.
How Do Motor Vehicle Fires Happen?
Motor vehicle fires commonly result from defective auto design or manufacturing.
Specifically, some of the most common causes of car and other vehicle fires include:
- Poorly designed or constructed fuel tanks and brake fluid reservoirs
- Faulty fuel lines, leading to ruptures, tears, and leaks
- “Hot surface fires” caused by flammable components contacting hot engines/surfaces
- Electrical fires caused by defective electrical wiring and computer systems
- Gas spills and leaks occurring during re-fueling
- Defective or missing gas tank shields
- Detachment and/or separation of filler necks
- “Side saddle” design in which gas tanks are placed outside the vehicle’s frame
How Lyons Simmons, LLP Can Help
If you were injured or if someone you love was killed due to a fuel-fed fire from a motor vehicle crash turn to our firm for the compassionate support and aggressive representation you deserve. As a boutique law firm, we provide each and every one of our clients with individualized attention and care. We also leverage our extensive resources, experience, and skill to fight for our clients’ rights, seeking maximum compensation on their behalf. We are fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
When you choose Lyons Simmons, LLP, you choose a team that will fight for you. We will handle every legal detail so you can focus on healing.