Fires and Explosions on the Road
Following a collision, a vehicle can sustain significant damage that may cause a fire to ignite. In these situations, the presence of a fire under the hood of a car can lead to extremely dangerous conditions for anyone still inside the vehicle. With billows of smoke, growing flames, and even the possibility of an explosion, car fires are highly destructive occurrences that can seriously endanger motorists.
Contact the Waukesha auto accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today to discuss the details of your injury claim with an experienced advisor. If another party’s negligence caused your accident, you may have grounds for legal action.
Factors in Car Fires
A modern automobile houses a variety of systems that can either cause or contribute to a fire. After all, most engines work off of a basic combustion system, meaning that flammable materials are required to make the car run. In a collision, the damage to these various parts can create extremely hazardous scenarios. These worrisome vehicle damages include:
- Engine damage
- Fractured gas tank
- Punctured fuel lines
- Electrical system malfunctions or damages
- Airbag deployment detonation
- Battery explosions
If a battery explodes, the results can be devastating. Traditional batteries may lead to the battery acid exploding along with the battery itself, and hybrid batteries can create even more combustible gases for a car fire.
Following a car accident in which you were injured, there may be questions you have regarding your legal options. To learn more about personal injury litigation and how we can help, contact the Waukesha auto accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.