Vehicle Fires In Virginia
Vehicle fires can cause extraordinary burn injuries and potentially death. When vehicles are involved in accidents, crashes, or collisions the gas tank may rupture or emit flammable gases. This combination of noxious fumes, flammable gases, and metal on metal friction is a recipe for disaster. Your whole life may go up in flames along with your vehicle. Have you, a family member, loved one or someone you know ever had their car, truck, or van catch on fire? Was someone injured as a result of that fire? If you or someone you know has experienced this and would like to seek compensation for the injuries, call the Chandler Law Group. The Chandler Law Group handles cases where people of Falls Church, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Winchester, Fishersville, Fredericksburg, Front Royal, Harrisonburg and Warrenton Virginia have been injured due to vehicle malfunctions, defects, or other vehicle related liabilities. When vehicles malfunction, resulting in a fire or explosion, usually something has gone wrong. Let our team of attorneys investigate your case and determine whether you are deserving of compensation for your injuries.
Cars should not just catch on fire. On the other hand, vehicle fires are much more common than you think. Almost one out of every four fires involves a motor vehicle. One of every eight fire related deaths involve an automobile while 2,100 civilians and 1,200 firefighters suffer injuries at the hands of these fires each year. Vehicle fires do not just impact the driver or passengers of the enflamed vehicle. If your vehicle has caught fire, anyone else near the vehicle is in danger. If the fire spreads it can cause significant property damage to people’s homes or businesses. In 2002, thirteen percent of all property loss involved vehicle fires. In the same year, fires involving motor vehicles “accounted for 20% of the 1,687,500 fires reported to U.S. fire departments that year.” Motor vehicle fires resulted in seven times more deaths than fatalities caused by non-residential structural fires. The Chandler Law Group is aware of the commonality and seriousness of motor vehicle fires. If you or someone you know has been affected by a motor vehicle fire contact the Chandler Law Group to see if your injury is compensable. The lawyers we have are not only concerned with the facts of your case but also are concerned with the impact and concerns you have pertaining to your daily life.
When most people think about the dangerousness of fires the first thing that comes to mind are burns. However, there is another more silent danger. Noxious fumes, gases, and carbon monoxide are extremely harmful. Being in close proximity to a fire may result in significant injury from the inhalation of these poisonous gases. Persistent health problems can occur as a result. Sometimes these injuries can be very subtle and may eventually evolve into more serious health conditions. Attorneys at the Chandler Law Group are informed and experienced in the effects of vehicle fires and all of the health complications associated with exposure to fires and fumes.
The attorneys at the Chandler Law Group have the legal experience and expertise to deal with insurance companies and auto manufacturers. If the insurance company is not treating you fairly or attempting to avoid paying for your injuries contact the Chandler Law Group. Even if your insurance company seems forthcoming DO NOT ACCEPT any settlement they are offering without first consulting us. Insurance companies have an endless amount of resources and lawyers analyzing your claim and policy, looking through the fine print to offer you the least amount of money. Insurance companies do not consider your needs. They only consider THEIR money. Let us represent YOUR interests against the insurance companies and possibly the automaker. If the fire has resulted from the negligence of an automaker (which is also more common than you think) then they may be liable for your injuries as well. Here, we represent the people of Virginia in making sure their injuries do not go uncompensated. We have offices in Falls Church, Charlottesville, Fishersville, Harrisonburg, Winchester, Culpeper, Front Royal, Warrenton and Fredericksburg. If your life has been impacted by a motor vehicle fire call the Chandler Law Group for a consultation.
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Library for Vehicle Fires In Virginia:
- Virginia Car Fire Injury Attorney: How to Minimize Scars from Burn Injuries
What should you do to prevent a serious burn from leaving a scar? A Virginia car fire injury attorney discusses how to minimize scarring after a burn injury.
- Virginia Injury Lawyer: A Cluttered Car Could Lead to a Car Fire
A car that is filled with clutter or trash isn’t just unsightly – it is also a potential fire hazard that could help car fires start or spread.
- What To Do Immediately After A Car Fire Burn Injury
There are several important steps that you need to take in the minutes after a serious car fire and burn injury. Learn what to do and when to call for help.
- Virginia Car Fires And Burn Injuries
A car accident and car fire can result in serious burn injuries - injuries that can lead to months of treatment, multiple surgeries, and lifelong scars.
- Virginia Car Fires And Smoke Inhalation
More people are harmed in fires by smoke inhalation than by burns. Learn more about why smoke inhalation is harmful and the health problems that can result.
- How To Prevent Car Fires Or Minimize Car Fire Damage
Virginia car fire attorney LB Chandler shares with readers six different ways that drivers can help avoid, prevent, and minimize the chance of deadly car fires.
- Poor Car Maintenance Can Cause Car Fires
One of the most common causes of car fires is poor car maintenance by the owner of the vehicle. To minimize your chances of being involved in a car fire, regularly tune up your car and change your car's oil.
- Ferrari Recalls 458 Cars After Several Burst Into Flames
Ferarri Italia owners may have thought they were buying a flawless high-performance sports car, but in this case they would be wrong. All across the world, Ferrari owners are finding that their new luxury cars are bursting into flames while on the road due to a dangerous wheel well defect that causes fire.
- Dodge & Chrysler Recall Minivans Due To Fire Hazard In Sliding Door
Tens of thousands of minivans have been recalled in recent months due to the same defect: a latch and nearby wiring in the vans' sliding doors pose a fire hazard. Is your minivan's sliding door a fire hazard, and has your van been recalled? Read more about the recalls in this article.
- How Car Fires Spread | Virginia Car Fire & Vehicle Fire Lawyers
How do car fires spread from the engine compartment to the area where passengers are, and what do car companies do to prevent car fire injuries? Lear more about car firewalls as well as what you should do if you are in a car that catches on fire.
- Fire Extinguisher: Put One In Every Car | Virginia Vehicle Fire Attorney
Virginia car fires are a real issue that cause terrible burns, smoke inhalation, property damage, and even death. Because of all of these dangers, it is a wise idea to carry a car fire extinguisher with you in your vehicle in case of emergencies.
- Common Causes Of Car Fires In Virginia
Do you know the most common causes of car fires? If you are a driver in Virginia, it is important to understand the reasons for car fires, how car fires spread, and how car fires can be prevented.
- National Vehicle Fire Statistics
Vehicle fires kill about one person every day in the United States - and cost the country over $1 billion in damages every year. In fact, a vehicle fire happens every minute and a half in America. Learn more national vehicle fire statistics in this Virginia vehicle fire library article.
- Rescuing Car Accident Victims From Car Fires?
Car fires are very dangerous and often take the lives of those involves. What should you do if you see a car fire while driving? In many cases, the answer is to call 911 and keep passers-by away from the flaming vehicle while awaiting help.
- What Should I Do If My Car Catches Fire?
Do you know what to do in the event that your car begins to smoke or catches fire after an accident? Be prepared to move quickly and get to safety.
- Car Fire Action Guide
The Chandler Law Group is an injury law firm that helps victims of accidents all over the Commonwealth of Virginia. With offices in Alexandria, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Warrenton, Fishersville and Front Royal we are uniquely positioned to offer aggressive and thoughtful legal counsel to injury victims all over the state. One of the main focuses of our practice is helping those who have been injured due to car fires. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a vehicle fire in Virginia, contact the Chandler Law Group for a free legal consultation today.
- Virginia Car Fire Attorneys: National Fire Prevention Association Car Fire Report [PDF]
In this report, trends and characteristics associated with vehicle fires are examined by using
data from the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA’s) annual fire experience survey
and the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). The
report examines characteristics of vehicle fires that might lead to vehicle redesigns or
changes in the actions of civilians and fire departments alike. The layout of the report is
dictated by various classes of vehicles: data on road, rail, water, air and other vehicle types
are displayed separately to distinguish their differences. Specifically, information is given on
the leading causes of vehicle fires, as well as the leading areas of origin and forms and types
of material first ignited. Additional data is provided on the fire trends, as well as location,
month, day, and time patterns.