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A car battery doesn’t always explode just when being jump-started or charged. There are cases where they suddenly explode due to the installed position, for example, or as a result of a crash, as has been alleged in the probe leading to the Chevy Volt recall.

In any case, automotive battery explosions can cause severe injury and can even be fatal, depending on where one is standing during the explosion. These explosions present added considerations for adjusters who are tasked not only with processing the resultant claims but also in identifying subrogation opportunities.

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