An accident on the 134 freeway last night caused a man to suffer burn injuries. According to the Los Angeles Times, the man was in a small truck when the truck apparently caught fire on the 134 freeway, close to Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The L.A. Times reports that no other injuries were reported in the Ventura freeway burn injury accident and that there was nobody else inside the vehicle at the time of the incident.
The reason the truck caught on fire is currently being investigated. The extent of the severity of the burn injury, which was to the man’s upper body, is not presently known, but he was taken to a hospital for treatment of the burn injury.
The Los Angeles burn injury victim should contact a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to investigate why the truck caught on fire. If the fire was due to the severity of a truck crash, involving only one vehicle, it may be difficult to find another responsible party to seek damages from. However, if another vehicle caused the Los Angeles truck accident, there may be a claim against that person’s insurance company, or an uninsured motorist claim if that person is not identified or is not covered by liability insurance. Also, depending on the reasons for the fire, there may be a products liability claim against the manufacturer of the vehicle or a part of the vehicle, if it can be proven that the truck fire should not have occurred. For all these reasons, it is important to get a Los Angeles personal injury attorney who will investigate the cause of the fire and seek appropriate damages from any responsible party. Our Los Angeles Injury law office provides free consultations to injury victims or their families.