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What Causes a Car Fire?

When a car catches fire, flames can build to cause extreme harm to those trapped inside the vehicle. Those inside the burning vehicle need to get away from the vehicle as quickly as possible, as explosions can occur in these incidents. Although there are ways to prevent further injury from car fires once they happen, the causes of these fires are often outside the scope of consumer prevention.

To learn more about your legal options following an injury caused by another party’s negligence, contact the Racine car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Causes of Car Fires and Explosions

There are a variety of issues that can lead to a car fire. Many times, people assume that vehicle safety has progressed to the point where these accidents are rare occurrences. However, most cars still use significant amounts of highly flammable liquids in a combustion engine. When the very process that gives a vehicle power becomes exposed, the result can be devastating. Consider some of the following causes of vehicle fires:

  • Punctured gas tanks or fuel lines
  • Damaged engines
  • Exhaust problems
  • Electrical failures
  • Detonation of air bags
  • Battery concerns

Both traditional and hybrid batteries pose major threats in any accident. These devices can create explosive gases or cause battery acid explosions as a result of fire damage. Either situation can be extremely dangerous for those in and around the vehicle.

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If you have been injured in a car fire, there may be legal action available for you. To discuss your claim options with an experienced advisor, contact the Racine auto accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.

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