Fires that occur in trucks are extremely dangerous safety concerns that can threaten the health and safety of not only truck drivers, but also other motorists on the road with or near them at the time of the incident. If these drivers aren’t able to safely pull over and get away from their truck, they may need to take emergency maneuvers that could seriously endanger other motorists and cause a collision. Additionally, such a fire could cause an explosion that can seriously harm many people.
In many cases, truck fires are caused by unforeseen mechanical failures caused by an unaddressed malfunction or defect. In these cases, automotive manufacturers may be held liable for the injuries the defect causes. The following malfunctions may contribute to larger, more destructive accidents:
Usually, when malfunctions such as these occur, a truck manufacturer may be held responsible. However, if the problem was known to be the fault of the truck’s owner or driver, that party may be the one held liable for the damages the malfunction and resulting fire caused.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident caused by a fire, it may be possible to pursue legal action against the company or individual responsible for this serious safety threat. To learn more about the options available to you after such an accident, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page for more information.