Technology has always revolutionized the world, often causing some of the greatest damage to the environment. It also comes up with the best solutions.
The electric car is one of those solutions, one that aims to keep us moving while also protecting the environment from fossil fuel consumption.
But what happens when something goes wrong with electric cars or their new and relatively untested technology?
If you need a Glendale electric car accident attorney, then contact the experienced team at the Compass Law Group. We have the expertise you need to get the compensation you deserve.
Electric cars are not new, but technology has changed enough to where they are becoming normal and affordable. California has and continues to lead the nation when it comes to sales of electric cars, thanks in large part to the state’s strict environmental regulations.
But how safe are electric cars?
We’re sure that as the electric car industry expands, they will become safer and safer, but for now, there are dangers.
You may have seen on the news many electric cars catching fire. While they do not have combustible fuel, they do have the relatively new lithium-ion batteries, which have a tendency to catch fire.
These are not your everyday lithium-ion batteries. The ones used in vehicles are heavy duty. They have to be to power entire vehicles at high speeds over long distances.
Sometimes these batteries catch fire while they are charging, which can cause significant property damage to surrounding vehicles and infrastructure.
Who is responsible for the damages?
Other times, these batteries catch fire while the vehicle is on the roadway. This can lead to the drivers crashing and hurting themselves, their passengers, and others on the roadway.
Electric vehicles also pose different risks to first responders. Tesla even publishes guidelines for firefighters and emergency personnel to show them how to approach their vehicles in case of accidents.
An electric car accident poses many of the same risks as regular vehicle accidents. They can cause major injuries that can lead to high medical costs, long rehabilitation, missed work, and extended pain and suffering.
All because a new industry is still figuring out how to keep people safe.
Will insurance companies offer enough compensation to pay for all expenses involved in an electric vehicle accident?
Electric cars are becoming more and more popular, but if you’ve been hurt by one, you need experienced legal help moving forward. The Compass Law Group will give you the help you need to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost income if you have to work, as well as pain and suffering damages.
We know that insurance companies may not offer enough to cover all of your expenses. That’s why we’ll stop at nothing to fight for you. We don’t think it’s fair that someone else’s negligence can sideline you financially. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-602-4010.
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Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.