When you’re shopping for a car, you probably don’t think to yourself, “OK, I need a car that won’t catch on fire,” because that is something that should never happen, period, no matter what you drive. Well, apparently Tesla didn’t get the memo. In November 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched a probe into Tesla’s batteries, citing an “alarming number of car fires that have occurred worldwide.”
Among Teslas’ many worrisome malfunctions, their propensity for going up in smoke is one of the most concerning. For some, the Tesla fires call to mind Samsung phones and other electronic devices that have been known to overheat, scorching consumers. Why do these cars keep catching fire, and what can injured Tesla drivers do about it?
Tesla Car Fires
When a buyer is in the market for a new vehicle, they don’t typically consider the possibility of a car fire. No motor vehicle should present a serious risk of catching fire.
Unfortunately, some vehicles manufactured by Tesla have this exact problem. According to research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the batteries used in Tesla vehicles have led to an alarming number of car fires around the globe since 2019.
Needless to say, motorists shouldn’t have to worry that their vehicle might unexpectedly begin burning. If this has happened to you, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
The accomplished legal team at Morgan & Morgan has decades of experience representing the victims of faulty consumer products. If your vehicle has malfunctioned and caused you personal or financial harm, you deserve justice.
Reach out to our knowledgeable tort attorneys to discuss the facts of your case. Many victims can successfully recover the costs of medical bills, lost wages, and property damage resulting from Tesla car fires.