Holyoke Car Fire on I-91 Northbound

At about 5:20 a.m. today law enforcement officials reported to the scene of a car fireHolyoke car fire

The car fire occurred on Interstate 91 northbound near the Whitney Avenue exit in Holyoke.

The right lane was completely shut down causing extensive traffic backup on the northbound through to the Pike.

Car Fire Lawsuit

When a vehicle fire takes place, a vehicle catches fire due to some defect with the car equipment. Any type of incident that results in a car fire may be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the car manufacturer. This is because the car manufacturer has a duty to provide and sell a safe motor vehicle.

A car fire can occur because the gasoline tank has been damaged in the accident. It can be as simple as a crack by a rock or the force of the impact. The tank can thereby explode when there is contact between parts of the vehicle that should not be in contact. A hole in the gasoline tank can allow for ignition of a fire.

The impact on the outside of the vehicle can contribute to a vehicle fire. The parts of he vehicle protecting the battery may not be designed sufficiently for protection and actually may cause the fire. When the impact causes a part of the car to make contact with the battery acid a fire is ignited, which is further fueled by the nearby engine.

All of these scenarios will happen quickly, often times too quickly to get to safety before injury occurs. If you have suffered burn injuries, or a loved one has died as a result of a car fire, please contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman to begin your Massachusetts personal injury case or a wrongful death lawsuit. The attorneys can be reached at anytime at (617) 367-2900.

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