Phoenix Vehicle Fire Attorney
Vehicle fires and explosions can happen during an accident or spontaneously as the result of a defective vehicle component. No matter the cause, vehicle fires can cause occupants to suffer devastating injuries that leave victims suffering for life. In the worst case, victims die because of their burn injuries.
Serious auto defects are one of the primary practice reasons for car fires. At Gallagher & Kennedy, our Phoenix vehicle fire lawyers have spent decades resolving complicated claims involving defective and dangerous car parts and the disasters they cause, including vehicle fires and explosions. We are also one of Arizona’s leading personal injury law firms, and we have successfully handled thousands of car accident claims caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.
If your vehicle recently caught fire spontaneously or in a car accident, contact our Phoenix vehicle fire and explosion attorneys immediately. We will investigate the possibility of a design or manufacturing error, and we can help hold a manufacturing company financially responsible for your damages if a defect contributed to a harmful vehicle fire or explosion. If your car caught fire in an accident someone else caused, we can help hold the at-fault driver accountable and help you get the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Contact Gallagher & Kennedy at (602) 878-9704 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Phoenix car fire attorneys.
What Makes Gallagher & Kennedy Unique?
Founded in 1978, Gallagher & Kennedy has served injured victims throughout Phoenix and across Arizona for more than 45 years. As one of our area’s leading personal injury law firms, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in total compensation for our clients, and our attorneys are fully committed to your needs and helping you get the maximum financial recovery possible.
- We do not stop investigating at the surface of an accident. We dig deep to identify the causes of a client’s injuries using the resources available at our firm. We have the resources of a large-scale law firm but the personal touch of a boutique agency.
- We serve clients mainly using contingency fees. We represent clients in vehicle fire claims in Arizona without charging a dime upfront. Our firm only charges for its services if the lawyer is successful in obtaining a favorable outcome for the client.
When you choose our law firm, you will work with a tough and assertive lawyer who will fight for your rights and future. Our attorneys have earned awards and honors for our outstanding service and professionalism, and you can expect to receive unmatched legal representation from a highly experienced attorney who is looking out for you and your family.
To speak with one of our legal team members at no cost, you can contact Gallagher & Kennedy by calling (602) 878-9704 to request a free case evaluation. A lawyer will sit with you and help you determine if you have a valid claim. If so, you can rely on us to work diligently to help you secure compensation for your injuries and losses so you can focus on your physical recovery.
Dangerous Auto Defects and Vehicle Fires
A vehicle defect could cause a fire due to a malfunction within the car’s internal mechanisms. Defective generator controls, for example, could spark fires under the hood of a vehicle. Faulty electrical wiring, battery modules, shifters, and starters could also cause car fires. If your car caught fire randomly while parked in your garage or driving down the street, a part defect could be the culprit.
If your vehicle caught fire or exploded in a car accident, you may still have a product liability claim. Automakers should design vehicles to minimize the risks of harmful car fires and explosions in accidents. Moving the gas tank away from the rear of the vehicle, for example, could help reduce the odds of an explosion in a rear-end collision. If an automaker releases a vehicle with a design flaw or manufacturing defect that unreasonably increases the risk of fires, it could be responsible for related consumer injuries.
Can Vehicles Catch Fire During Car Accidents?
Yes, and unfortunately, all too often. Along with manufacturing defects, car accidents can cause vehicle fires because of the many flammable liquids vehicles contain. Gasoline, diesel fuel, and motor oil are highly flammable along with other substances, such as grease and brake fluid. The car’s electrical components can create sparks that can start a fire, and once a car fire starts, it can spread quickly and leave little time to escape. Also, gas tanks can explode, resulting in catastrophic damage and fatal injuries.
As with any injury resulting from a car accident someone else caused, you can recover compensation for your burn injuries, but you will need an attorney for help.
How Serious Are Burn Injuries?
Some of the most catastrophic injuries the human body can suffer are burns. Burns can damage and destroy the skin, as well as underlying fat and muscle tissues. Severe burn injuries can cause permanent scarring, disfigurement, or the need for medical amputations. Burns are common auto accident injuries – especially if the vehicle contains a defect that causes a disastrous car fire or explosion.
Contact a Phoenix burn injury attorney if you’ve sustained burn injuries as a result of a car fire in Phoenix.
Recovering Damages After a Vehicle Fire in Phoenix, AZ
Severe burns can cause life-changing injuries that require extensive medical treatment and therapy. If a manufacturer or negligent driver is responsible for the vehicle fire and your injuries, you may recover the following compensation:
- Economic damages, including medical expenses, therapy costs, lost wages, disability costs, property damage repairs, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
- Noneconomic damages, including physical pain and suffering, emotional damage, distress, mental anguish, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Punitive damages, or extra financial recovery to pay for catastrophic injuries and/or to punish the defendant for wrongful acts.
Vehicle fire claims are often worth a significant amount of compensation since victims may suffer severe injuries. Although a lawsuit will not reverse the serious damages you suffered in a car fire, it could help you and your family move forward. Contact our Phoenix vehicle explosion attorneys for a free case consultation.
What a Phoenix Vehicle Fire Attorney Can Do for You
You need an experienced Phoenix product liability attorney to hold a manufacturing company liable for a vehicle fire. The Phoenix vehicle fire lawyers at Gallagher & Kennedy have significant experience navigating product liability lawsuits in Arizona. A successful case can provide financial stability after a preventable tragedy caused by a defective automobile or automobile component.
Our Arizona burn injury lawyers can also help you seek compensation from a reckless or negligent driver who cause the accident that created the fire that left you or a close family member with serious burn injuries.
We will thoroughly investigate the cause of the car fire and gather all the evidence to build a solid case. We can deal with the other responsible parties and their insurance companies for you so you don’t have to worry about it. We can also file your bury injury lawsuit in court and fight for you at trial to help you get the compensation you need to cover your financial losses and secure justice for you and your family.
Call Our Phoenix Vehicle Fire and Explosion Lawyers
Protect your rights with help from a Phoenix injury lawyer during a vehicle fire or auto defect claim in Arizona. Manufacturing companies have significant resources and large legal teams to combat consumer lawsuits. If another driver caused the accident, their insurance company will also try to deny coverage or even place blame on you.
Improve your odds of success by retaining a Phoenix vehicle fire attorney from Gallagher & Kennedy. Call (602) 530-8400 today or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation at our local firm.