Car Accidents Create an Additional Risk of Injury and Death From Vehicle Fires


May 03, 2017

91Online.com reports that the Christian musical group "We Are Messengers" were traveling in their tour bus when the bus was involved in a fiery crash south of Atlanta. Our Atlanta Auto Accident Lawyer reports that at least one other vehicle was involved in the wreck, which tragically claimed the life of a young man who was in one of the other vehicles. All of the band members and the crew members who were traveling with them were uninjured, and they escaped from the bus before it caught fire. The bus and all of the equipment in it got lost in the blaze.

Life Lost, Tour Bus Destroyed in Fiery Wreck

A young man lost his life and "We Are Messengers," a Christian band, has lost their tour bus and all of their equipment, in a devastating accident near Atlanta. One or more other vehicles were involved in the crash. The bus caught fire after the accident occurred and after the crew and the band members had escaped from the wreckage.

Car Accidents Create an Additional Risk of Injury and Death From Vehicle Fires

Automobile accidents can cause serious injury and death. The risk of fatality and harm extends beyond the initial collision, to the period directly following the crash, when it is possible that one or more of the wrecked vehicles will catch fire. A fire that starts in any part of a vehicle can spread quickly, and once flames reach the gas tank, there can even be an explosion. A typical gas tank on a passenger car holds between twelve and twenty gallons of fuel, which is a lot of flammable, explosive liquid that can ignite with the smallest spark.

Not every motor vehicle accident results in a fire. Car fires that follow accidents can happen for many reasons, including damage that occurs during the collision, defective vehicle design or manufacture, or defective repair. The risk of injury or death from a vehicle fire that starts after a crash is minimized if the vehicle occupants have been able to get out of the vehicle and get themselves a safe distance away from it. Debris from an explosion can travel farther than anyone might expect, so if you are ever in that situation, it is important to get yourself and others as far away from the wrecked vehicles as you can without exposing yourselves to other dangers. If people are trapped inside one or more of the crashed vehicles when the fire starts, they experience an increased risk of injury or death unless they can quickly escape or be freed by rescuers.

When a car accident victim gets caught in a vehicle fire, they can get severely burned. Burns can cause permanent scarring, and some burn injuries are so severe that burned body parts may have to get amputated. Whether or not a burn results in amputation, the healing process can be long and painful. Many car fire burn victims experience drastic changes in their lives following their injuries. They may have to change careers or stop working entirely, depending upon any temporary or permanent physical limitations that their burns may have caused. They may even need to make changes in their day to day routines and other activities in their lives.

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If you or a loved one got burned or injured in an automobile accident, you might be unsure of what to do next. You can learn about your legal rights and your options by taking the time to talk with a knowledgeable and experienced Atlanta auto accident lawyer.

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