Motor Vehicle Fire Injury Lawyers in Austin
Traffic accidents that involve vehicle fires can be devastating. Victims often receive life-altering injuries and, many times, we hear of fatalities when a vehicle catches fire. Those that do survive may be facing crippling injuries and a lifetime of pain and suffering. With injuries like these, you may not be able to ever work again.
A vehicle accident fire can have many causes and sometimes it is unavoidable, but in many cases, investigators find that there were indeed extenuating circumstances. One particular model automobile is famous for exploding gas tanks. To this day, most people recall the problems with the Ford Pinto. This car, which was produced from 1971 to 1980, had a poorly designed gas tank. In a rear-end collision, the gas tank was easy to puncture, spilling gas out and causing a fire.
One of the most disturbing things about this case was the fact that Ford knew about the problem. They did a study to compare the cost of recalling millions of vehicles and fixing the gas tanks with the cost to pay off law suits for those who were injured or killed by the exploding gas tanks and found that it would be cheaper to just pay the lawsuits. As a result, several dozen died and many others were injured.
This type of callousness from big auto makers has caused many Americans to lose faith these automakers were designing and producing safe vehicles. In spite of stories like this, popular models have recently had similar problems and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) often issues auto recalls for manufacturer’s defects.
Besides exploding gas tanks, vehicles can also catch fire from a number of other issues:
- Faulty wiring
- Exhaust system defects
- Fluid leaks
- Defective fuel systems
- A collision with a vehicle carrying flammable liquids
If you or a family member have been killed or seriously injured in a motor vehicle fire, Zinda Law Group can help. For years, we’ve been representing victims in cases like this. We understand all the elements necessary to prove your case. There are many issues to deal with and it’s important to get one of our accident investigators working on your case as soon as possible.
Burn victims are very susceptible to organ failure and infection. Victims often require special treatments and multiple surgeries. Cosmetic procedures and psychological treatment are often required as well. Ongoing specialized treatment like this can be extremely expensive.
At Zinda Law Group PLLC, we know that you may be worried about the future, but as experienced Texas wrongful death lawyers’, we also know that often the responsible party will try to get the victim’s family to settle too soon. That’s why you need an experienced Austin Personal Injury attorney working on your case. We help you get the compensation you deserve to cover every loss including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and many others.