Fuel Tank Fire Cases
Automobile fires are deadly and almost all automotive experts agree that an occupant of a vehicle should never be exposed to or suffer a burn injury in an otherwise survivable car accident. However, it is important that you understand that there are vehicles on the road today with fuel systems that fail causing car fires and killing the occupants. In some accidents the fire that occurs after the accident could have been avoided if the fuel tank was properly located or properly protected. Automotive engineers have long acknowledged and have known that by placing the tank in a location protected from impact can prevent disaster. Vehicles with fuel tanks behind the rear axle or outside the frame rails are examples of dangerous designs susceptible to rupture in an accident. Vehicle fires can also be the result of failure of the fuel lines or a rupture of a fuel line. Such fuel line issues can be due to the placement of the fuel lines in foreseeable crush zones or the failure to properly shield vulnerable fuel lines in the event of an accident. In many documented cases, once these lines are ruptured gasoline will flow out of the gas tank and feed a car fire, causing massive injuries or death. Many vehicles on the road today do not possess simple safeguards and are this susceptible to fuel siphoning.
The Law Firm of Carabin Shaw can help you evaluate a car fire loss to determine whether a viable claim exists. It is our belief that any accident resulting in a fire and serious injury or death should always be fully investigated. If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers about the possibility that a poorly designed, poorly manufactured or a defective fuel tank or fuel line is responsible for a burn injury or wrongful death please contact our Law Firm. We can meet with you for free and without obligation. We are available day and night. Call us toll free at 800-862-1260.