Fort Lauderdale Auto Defect Lawyers
Vehicle Fires Caused by Defects
A post-collision, fuel-fed fire is one of the scariest and most devastating
things that can possibly happen on the road. Many years ago, General Motors
engineers created a simple fuel system performance goal. These engineers
said that if an occupant survives a crash then that occupant should be
free of the hazards created by post-collision fuel-fed fires.
Some engineers call this the flesh-and-bone rule:
"If the flesh and bone survive, the metal ought to." In other words, if the impact forces are not severe enough to kill
the occupants, then the fuel system should be able to survive these same
forces. After all, the fuel system can be made from metals that are far
stronger than flesh and bone.
If all vehicles met this standard, no one would ever burn to death in a
post-collision fuel-fed fire. Unfortunately, some vehicles, even today,
do not meet this standard.
Our Fort Lauderdale Automobile Defect Attorneys Fight for Your Rights
At Kelley/Uustal, we understand the significant injuries that can be caused
by vehicle fires. These damages can leave an everlasting reminder of what
could be considered one of the most terrifying moments in your life.
Vehicle fires can result in the following:
Our firm has spent our career advocating on behalf of individuals injured
due to the negligence of another individual or entity. We strongly believe
that if you or a loved one was injured or lost their life due to a preventable
incident, compensation should be rewarded in order to cover medical expenses,
lost income, pain and suffering, or even funeral costs. With a combined
experience of more than 325 years, Kelley/Uustal is the right choice to
handle your legal matter. Schedule your
free consultation today.
REMEMBER: Vehicle fires are no excuse not to wear a seatbelt. Wear your seatbelt
at all times. You must be conscious and able to move in order to escape
a fire and your seatbelt maximizes your chance of escape.
If you or a member of your family has been involved in a vehicle fire,
contact a Fort Lauderdale auto defect attorney at Kelley/Uustal immediately.