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Sarasota Ford Bronco and Escape Owners Be Aware – Fire Risk Recall

Most of us don’t give much thought to how our vehicles could potentially hurt us. Rather, we think about how safe the rides are because they have the latest technology and safety features. However, even with these things, crashes aren’t always unforgiving. They kill some participants and leave others with severe injuries. And, of course, who can forget about property damage?

Cars sometimes get totaled in accidents. Then, people must do without or buy new ones. Meanwhile, on other occasions, vehicles sustain damage and must be repaired. Although purchasing a new car is going to cost more, repairs aren’t always the cheapest thing in the world. Just take a look at the estimated price to fix a smashed bumper. According to LiveAbout, slight damage can often be taken care of via repair and refinishing for around $400. As for more severe situations, such as when a bumper needs to be replaced and refinished, the cost can increase to $1,500 or more.

What Causes Accidents In Florida?

Every scenario is different, so the factors that cause accidents in Florida vary from one event to the next. However, things that are often behind the events include negligence like drunk driving, distracted driving, and drowsy driving. But what if something else is behind your wreck? For instance, the manufacturer may have been negligent in some form or fashion. That could have led to your accident or injuries.

If it can be proven that negligence occurred, you might have the grounds to seek compensation for your damages. Why are we telling you this? It has come to our attention that there are vehicles on the market with an issue that increases the risk of a fire. The hope is that by learning about the problem here, Floridians can take action now to prevent a disaster. But if a catastrophe isn’t avoidable, people should also know that a personal injury law firm may be able to help.

Ford Escape And Bronco Sport Vehicles

The units in question are 2020-2023 Ford Escapes and 2021-2023 Ford Bronco Sport vehicles featuring 1.5L motors. There are approximately 521,778 of these SUVs in circulation, which is a lot, so they can be just about anywhere, including right here in The Sunshine State. Hence, even if you don’t drive one, you may know a friend or co-worker who does and should probably pass this information along.

These vehicles may have fuel injectors that crack. If that happens, fuel will spill into the engine compartment, which might not sound like a huge deal, but it can be. Should the gas come into contact with an ignition source like a hot engine or exhaust, a fire can start. Obviously, people can sustain burns if flames ignite. However, this issue can also threaten their lives. For example, if individuals get trapped inside the car, they could suffocate from smoke inhalation.

There is also the matter of property damage. If the vehicles are parked next to other cars or structures when a fire begins, that can wreak havoc, leaving them in need of expensive repairs. Ensure you don’t get stuck with financial burdens when you did nothing wrong by hiring a personal injury attorney.

Some Final Words

Are you interested in learning more and finding out if you have a legitimate claim to compensation in Florida? If that’s the case, contact Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh to schedule a free evaluation with an attorney today. They’ll be happy to help you decide if taking legal action against a manufacturer or someone else is in your best interest.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Sarasota Ford Bronco and Escape Owners Be Aware – Fire Risk Recall

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
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