Forensic Investigation Of Vehicle Fires In Structures
Keywords:Fire, ignition, origin & cause, surface ignition, oil, auto ignition
AbstractCars And Trucks Experience Fires Due To A Variety Of Causes, And The Loss Is Generally Limited To The Value Of The Burned Vehicle. When A Vehicle Defect Or Recent Repair Is Suspected To Be The Cause, The Modest Economic Value Of The Loss Does Not Usually Warrant A Forensic Engineering Investigation And The Expense Of Litigation. However, When Vehicles Burn Inside A Garage Or Other Structure, The Value Of The Loss Can Be Much Greater, And A Thorough Investigation By Fire Investigators And Forensic Engineers Is Often Warranted To Support Potential Litigation. This Paper Will Review Some Cases In Which A Vehicle Burned Within A Garage, Causing Damage To The Structure. In Some Of Those Cases, The Cause Was Clearly Identified And Successfully Litigated. Challenges And Strategies Related To Those Cases Will Be Discussed.
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Leshner, Michael D. 2012. “Forensic Investigation Of Vehicle Fires In Structures”. Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers 29 (2). https://doi.org/10.51501/jotnafe.v29i2.776.
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