The idea of electric cars has been around for a while now and many major manufacturers have successfully brought some good ones to the market. Now, with the innovations being made by companies like Tesla, we are seeing a rapid growth in the number of electric vehicles on the roadway.
Many people wonder if they are safe, and that is a good concern. The answers is – we just do not know for sure yet.
If you need an electric car accident attorney in Inglewood, you can count on the Compass Law Group. We have expertise in this area of law and will work to make sure you are fairly compensated for your injuries or damages.
You have probably seen them on the news – electric vehicles catching fire spontaneously while charging or even while the driver is riding down the road in it. Sometimes the driver is not even aware their vehicle is on fire.
There are now more than 750,000 electric vehicles on the roadways in the United States and that number is sure to continue to rise.
Electric vehicles rely on large lithium-ion batteries. These are super batteries, meant to ensure that you can go long distances on a single charge. Tesla itself has reported that their vehicles have caught fire. While it is not at a high rate, is there an acceptable rate for safety?
Electric vehicles have stressed emergency response crews. First responders are not sure how to handle a vehicle in which the battery explodes. If they have to use the jaw of life to extricate someone, they do not know if the vehicle is safe to cut into.
If a vehicle catches fire while the driver is on a highway, they could lose control and harm, not only themselves and their passengers, but all of the other vehicles on the roadway around them.
As a fire chief in California said, “The battery itself overheats, the plastic components that separate the modules of the battery begin to ignite, and eventually, you wind up with a battery that is on fire.” He went on to add that the battery can ignite at a temperature of more than 900 degrees.
We just want to be sure that these vehicles are safe for you and your family.
Don’t wait to seek out legal assistance if you are in an accident involving an electric car. Insurance companies may treat this as a normal accident, but there is a chance it is not. This is newer technology and, if it has caused you harm, there needs to be some accountability from the company that made it. At the Compass Law Group, we will work to get you compensation for your injuries. When you need a car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-602-4010.
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