Electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular in the United States. Not only do they eliminate the need to pay for expensive fuel, but they are more environmentally friendly. However, electric vehicles pose a different set of risks for drivers and passengers. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are here to help if you or a loved one have been injured in an incident involving an electric vehicle. Our car accident attorneys will investigate every aspect of your case and work to secure the compensation you may be entitled to.
There is no doubt the traditional vehicles are dangerous. Cars that take gasoline are at risk of catching fire or exploding in the event an accident occurs. Electric vehicles do not have gasoline, but they do have risks. They still pose fire and explosion hazards. These vehicles are powered by lithium-ion batteries, similar to ones in cell phones, but much larger. These batteries can and have caused major injuries to drivers and passengers, as well as to others on the roadway around electric vehicles.
Electric vehicles are still a fairly new technology, and car companies are still working to make them as safe as possible. Many companies produce electric vehicles, and many more are planning to do so in the near future. However, when we turn to the most well-known producer of electric cars, Tesla, we can see that even they have had to put out specific safety notices. Tesla says that electric vehicles pose different risks to first responders than traditional vehicles. These risks revolve around the fire and explosion hazards of the batteries.
If an electric vehicle catches fire while the vehicle is in motion, it could lead to a crash resulting in severe injuries, including:
If an electric vehicle catches fire at a home, business, or another area while parked, it could lead to significant property damage.
Many companies have worked to mitigate the risks posed to drivers and passengers. They continually strive for improved, lower-risk batteries. Tesla, Nissan, and Ford have battery cooling systems in place that operate while the car is in use.
However, there are still many unknowns about electric vehicles, and those harmed due to electric vehicle incidents should be able to secure compensation.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident involving an electric vehicle, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our goal is to secure compensation for those who have been injured in these incidents. This could include coverage from an at-fault party’s insurance carrier or through a product liability lawsuit in the event the incident was caused by a faulty vehicle or battery. When you need an Allentown electric car accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.