What to do if your car sets on fire
Whether as the result of a Treharris car accident, or because of faulty wiring or connections within the car, a car which suddenly sets alight is very dangerous for anyone in it or nearby. Thus it is important that you know what you should be doing to get yourself somewhere safe and keep yourself and the people around you out of danger until the emergency services can get to you.
If you are on the road when your car sets alight then you are much more likely to cause an Treharris car accident, simply because you are likely to panic and try to get off the road as soon as possible. For this reason it can be very helpful to know what you do need to do in advance, so that this is already in your head.
- Pull over. At the very first opportunity, pull the car over and stop. You should try to look out for something where the car will not cause further damage if it explodes or the fire spreads. However, if there is not time for this then just stop the car.
- Get out of the car. The next most important thing to do is to get out of the car. Even if the fire doesn’t spread or the car doesn’t explode, the fumes can easily overwhelm you and cause you to pass out and even die.
- Call the emergency services. You need to get the fire put out as soon as physically possible, so once you know that you are safe, make sure you call the emergency services and stress the importance of the situation.
- Warn other vehicles. If other vehicles are parking close by or travelling very close to a car which at any moment could explode, even if the fire just looks like it is spreading, make sure that they are well informed and know to keep the area clear.
The right help for your Treharris car accident
If your car fire was caused by an accident which was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for any damage, injuries or emotional trauma caused by the Treharris car accident. Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and can provide you with experienced personal injury lawyers, working on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to talk about the Treharris car accident and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do, the team at the helpline will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you get the best claim put together possible.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: David Brown