A run-of-the-mill accident can turn deadly in a matter of seconds when one of the vehicles catches on fire. While you might think that vehicle fires almost never happen, that couldn’t be further from the case. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 164,000 highway vehicle fires in the United States in 2013. Those fires caused 300 civilian deaths and 925 civilian injuries. The vehicle fires also caused over $1 billion in property damage.
When a vehicle fire occurs, it’s important that the responsible party pays for the damage. It’s important to understand that the responsible party is rarely the vehicle owner. In most cases, it’s the manufacturer, and Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath will fight for you so you will get compensated for everything you have to go through due to the fire.
Why Do Vehicles Catch on Fire?
Vehicle fires are such a frightening experience that many car owners aren’t able to slow their minds down enough to think about why the fire occurred. Vehicle fires often occur due to faulty wiring or system designs, manufacturing defects, or gas leaks. This is not an exhaustive list, though.
When you go with Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, we will investigate the fire to find out the cause. By isolating the cause of the fire, we can determine who is at fault. This will help us decide if we need to sue the manufacturer, a supplier, or several parties. Then, we will bring suit against all guilty parties. This will ensure we that we can bring justice to everyone who caused you or a loved one to suffer through a vehicle fire.
Vehicle fires are dangerous, and it is important that the responsible parties pay for what they have done. Don’t let the manufacturers or suppliers walk free after putting deathtraps out on the roadways.