Top causes of car fires
A car fire may be one of the most frightening things you ever have to deal with. A car fire is serious and can cause severe injuries even if you are not in the car at the time. If you are in your car and it sets on fire then it is crucial that you know how to get out quickly and safely, and make sure that both you and your passengers are safe.
If you know what causes car fires then you should be able to predict one before it happens, in order to get out of the car and to safety before anything happens. You should also be aware that road accidents are a major cause of car fires, and that your first priority after an accident should be to get away from the vehicle.
If you have had an accident and sustained a whiplash injury in Colmworth, then you may be able to claim compensation from the other driver. You will need a medical assessment to prove that you have suffered a whiplash injury in Colmworth as the result of the accident, as well as proof that the accident was not your fault.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you can prove all of these things then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to talk to the team about your accident and whiplash injury in Colmworth, and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation.
You are under no obligation to proceed after this initial phone call but, if you do decide to go ahead, you should be able to speak to an experienced injury lawyer who will work with you on your claim.
Your injury lawyer will also work on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your whiplash injury in Colmworth compensation claim.
- Bad maintenance. If your car is not regularly checked over and serviced then you put yourself at risk of a car fire. There are elements in your car which give off a lot of heat if they are not kept in good condition, and you should remember that your car is full of petrol and other flammable liquids, which could easily provide kindling if there is a problem with the car.
- Accidents. One of the main causes of car fires is accidents. This is because the impact of a car hitting something else creates a lot of heat and can also damage parts which are liable to release flammable liquids or gases. If you have been in a serious accident then the first thing you should do is get out of your car and as far away as you can in case a fire starts.
- Criminal activity. Although it is less likely, car fires are frequently caused by acts of vandalism. You are less likely to be in the car when this happens, but should keep your car somewhere safe so that it is less of a temptation.
Date Published: 13th May 2014
Author: David Brown