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In the movies, cars will often catch on fire after they crash. However, in real life, most cars do not catch fire after an accident. But this is sometimes a risk and there are several ways in which you might suffer burns during a car accident. If you suffer burns as a result of a car accident, you may need help from a personal injury attorney.
1. Car Fires
Modern cars are unlikely to catch on fire, but this is still a risk. If a car does catch on fire, it can be difficult to extinguish the flames because the fuel will continue to supply fire.
After a car fire, you will need help from a personal injury law firm. The experts at the law firm will conduct an investigation to determine who was responsible for the fire. The manufacturer might have been negligent or the fire might have resulted from a collision with a commercial truck transporting fuel that is being transported by a negligent driver.
2. Hot Car Parts
Some components of your car can be very hot and contact with these components can lead to serious burns. You might come into contact with a hot car part after a collision and will need to receive medical attention immediately for the burns that result.
An expert witness will be able to analyze how the accident occurred and will work with your personal injury attorney to determine if you were the victim of negligence and whether you should be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
3. Chemical Burns
Some burns resulting from an accident arise from contact with chemicals. For example, exposure to gasoline can lead to chemical burns. You might be burned due to exposure to chemicals in your own vehicle or the vehicle of the other driver.
If you collided with a commercial vehicle, chemicals might have been transported on the vehicle and you may have come in contact with those chemicals. Regardless of who was responsible for the accident, you will want to have your case handled by a personal injury attorney. Car accidents involving commercial vehicles can be especially challenging because commercial drivers are covered by commercial insurance providers. These companies are more dedicated to making sure that they can minimize the amount of money that they can compensate you for your injuries. However, a personal injury attorney can help you with your case against them.