When people think of automobile accidents, they usually picture victims having broken bones as well as cuts and wounds from broken glass. What they usually don’t envision are victims who endure vehicle explosion burns.
The problem is that vehicle explosion burns are much more common than people think. From 2003 to 2007, an annual average of 287,000 vehicle fires were recorded in the United States. This resulted in an annual average of 480 deaths and 1,525 injuries among civilians as well as direct property damage worth $1.3 billion. This was reduced to 174,000 vehicle fires in 2015, although these incidents still caused 445 deaths and 1,550 injuries on that year.
Getting burned in an automobile accident is difficult and harrowing. If you find you or your loved one has been through this experience, you’ll need to hire a skillful and experienced attorney who specializes in vehicle explosion burns. By getting the help of this expert, you’ll have someone who’ll assist you with the following:
Determine what happened
Because of their experience, competent attorneys are familiar with the reasons behind vehicle fires, which include collisions between two or more vehicles, defective car parts, or leaking fuel tanks. They can also hire experts who will help determine exactly what caused the fire and/or explosion.
Build your case
Once the cause of the incident has been established, your attorney will build a solid, persuasive case showing that you deserve financial compensation. He will hire vehicle experts and accident reconstruction engineers to prove that the other party is at fault. (The other party can be the car manufacturer or the other motorists involved in the accident.) He will also work with your healthcare team to obtain documents about your burn injuries and show the extent of bodily harm you experienced, and he can hire medical experts to explain the future treatments you need (as well as their costs) to get better.
Obtain compensation that’s rightfully yours
Your attorney’s efforts will help prove that you deserve to be compensated for the injuries you’ve sustained during the vehicle explosion. This compensation will be paid by the motorist who was at fault or the company who manufactured the faulty car. With this amount, you’ll be able to focus on your getting better and regaining good health instead of worrying about where you’ll get funds for your treatments. You’ll also be able to pay for any future treatments and therapies you might need to restore your range of motion, remove scars and burn marks, and achieve other goals. The money from your compensation can also be used to replace the earnings that you’ve lost due to missed work.
Of course, no financial compensation can replace the life that a loved one has lost due to vehicle explosions. However, the compensation that you’ll get will support you and your family as you grieve, and it will help you rebuild your life as you move forward.
Contact an Experienced Attorney Today
If you or your family member is a victim of a vehicle explosion, get in touch with McEwen Law Firm. We represent clients who have incurred vehicle explosion burns and will help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve.
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