Current Car Fire Statistics That Put Your Family at Risk

Throughout the past few months, you’ve become alarmingly aware of car accident dangers. Now, perhaps it’s just a new found awareness, or perhaps your paranoid side is rearing its head due to the fact that your little girl just got her license. Either way, every news article of a car accident, or report of a car part being recalled, makes you worried for her and your entire family’s safety.

Your latest fixation has revolved around car fires. How dangerous are they? Do they happen often? Are some states more susceptible than others?

Is your paranoia getting out of control, or should you genuinely be concerned?

Injuries, Frequencies, and Deaths Related to Louisiana Car Fires

The United States Fire Administration, estimates that 15 percent of the nation’s reported fires occur within vehicles. According to the USFA’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), over 150,000 car fires are reported annually in the United States. Unfortunately, Louisiana is one of the top ranked states for vehicular fire incidents, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Current Louisiana car accident and fire statistics, taken from data procured by FEMA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are as follows:

  • Number of people in Louisiana to die in 2013 as a result of a car fire is estimated to be 18.
  • Number of Louisiana injuries sustained from car fires in 2013 is around 300.
  • Average time-frame between reported car fires is two hours.
  • Average amount of time for emergency vehicles to respond to a car fire in Louisiana is 13 minutes.
  • Average amount of time to succumb to smoke inhalation is four to six minutes.
  • How quickly an engine fire can overcome a vehicle is anywhere from 30 seconds to 30 minutes.
  • Risk of Louisianans’ experiencing a vehicle fire in their lifetimes is around 1.8 percent.

Extinguishing Vehicle-Fire Treatment Debt

When you are involved in a car accident, experience a mechanical malfunction, or otherwise suffer from a vehicle fire caused by a third party, you may be entitled to damages. Learn your rights and options by calling us for a free consultation. Our vast car accident experience and claim knowledge can help your family get the compensation they need. Don’t allow someone else’s mistake affect your family’s future.

Make sure your family and friends are aware of their risks. Use your social media to share this page with them via Facebook, or tell them to contact us directly to discuss any potential questions or concerns. Remember, they may not know their risks until it’s too late—unless you help inform them.