Individuals across the United States and right here in Nashville use vehicles everyday to travel to work, home, and recreational activities. We trust that our vehicle will allow us to travel from location to location safely. While we have an expectation of safe travel in our vehicles, the reality is that your car, truck, or van unfortunately may not meet your expectation of safety. Many people automatically think of car accidents when thinking of vehicle safety. However, vehicle fires can be a devastating occurrence often injuring passengers and drivers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle fire, you may want to speak with one of our experienced Nashville vehicle fire attorneys at The Higgins Firm.Dangerous and Defective Car Parts
Any auto accident can be devastating. However, when vehicles are defectively made, accidents can become exponentially worse to those involved. The Nashville vehicle fire attorneys at The Higgins Firm have experience with products liability lawsuits and have the resources to handle these cases effectively.
Although every car fire is different, dangerous or defective automobile parts are often involved in initiating or assisting a fire. A fire may start as a result of a car accident or even improperly installed parts. Cars should be able to operate and even survive a collision without a fire starting. Dangerous or defective car parts may result from but are not limited to:
- Damaged fuel lines
- Damaged hoses, caps, and filters
- Electrical system wiring
- Gas tanks
- Improperly installed mufflers
- Improperly installed exhaust systems
Injuries in a car accident can often be severe and life threatening. Burn injuries resulting from a vehicle fire can make these injuries even worse. Some of the most dangerous injuries can include burns to either the driver or any passenger within the vehicle. However, there is often a more silent danger that most people do not think of. Noxious fumes, gases, and carbon monoxide can have extremely dangerous effects on those involved in a vehicle fire. Merely inhaling some of these poisonous gases can have lasting effects on an individual’s health.
The Higgins Firm Will Help You Overcome Your Vehicle Fire Injuries There are a number of challenges that anyone who has experienced burn injuries will face following a vehicle fire. Some of the difficulties to those attempting to recover from a car fire may include but are not limited to:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Possibility of infection
If you or a loved one have been injured in a vehicle fire and have experienced the difficulties following a vehicle fire, you may need the assistance of one of our experienced and caring Nashville vehicle fire attorneys at The Higgins Firm. We encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible. Our experience and knowledge combined with our resources allow us to help our clients receive the compensation that they deserve. We put our clients first in everything that we do.
Contact us online or call us at 800-705-2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.