Should I get a lawyer for a car that went up in flames?

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Should I get a lawyer for a car that went up in flames?

Yes, I had a 2016 Toyota Camry which I bought new in August 2015, and paid in full that burst into flames starting from the engine bloc around this time yesterday. This happened when I stopped the car and went into an acquaintances house for roughly ten minutes, when I parked the car I applied the parking brake. After coming out of the house I saw the car was in flames and called the fire department and afterwards nationwide. The car is totaled and is currently being inspected by nationwide, so I was wondering if I should get a lawyer?

Asked on February 26, 2018 under Accident Law, Ohio

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

It would be advisable to be represented by an attorney because you may have a product liability (defective product) case against the manufacturer and seller of the car depending on the cause of the fire.
It would also be advisable to be represented by an attorney if you are dissatisfied with settlement offers from the insurance carrier.


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