Car Accident Resulting in a Fire - Miami Car Accident Lawyer, Sean M. Cleary

If a car accident resulted in a fire and you were severely injured or a family member was killed in Miami or Florida, call us so we can evaluate your case.

How Can We Help After a Car Accident That Resulted in a Fire?

We investigate if a component in the car has started the fire or worsened the situation causing additional unnecessary injuries in the passengers.

Sean M. Cleary
Miami Car Accident Burns Lawyer

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), over a period of ten years, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 2 million vehicle fires in Florida. These fires resulted in 400K deaths, 130K injured passengers, and over $10 billion in property damage. 93% of reported vehicle fires and deaths involved cars, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles, and motorcycles. On average, 31 Florida highway vehicle fires were reported each hour, with at least one person killed per day. Data from the U.S. Fire Administration shows that 93% of highway vehicle fires originate within the vehicle itself: 61% of the fires originate specifically in the engine, running gear, or wheel areas of the vehicle and 15% originate in the passenger area of the vehicle.

 
 

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What Car Defects Can Cause Car Fires? »

When a vehicle catches fire after an accident the situation can rapidly turn life-threatening. The most common car defects associated with fires are fuel system or electrical system defects. Both electrical and fuel-fed fires are often caused by manufacturing or design defects.

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Can You Recover Damages After a Car Fire? »

If you were injured in a car fire that was the result of another party's negligence, including a manufacturing company, you can recover damages that include property damage, medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering compensation. In order to maximize the compensation received, you should hire an experienced personal injury attorney.

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