Fuel Fed Car Fire Lawyers
Car fires can occur for a number of reasons. When they do occur, car fires are extremely dangerous. Car fires are a result of fuel leaking from the gas tank of a car. Fuel fed car fires can become very intense and can lead to explosions. Fuel fed car fires often cause serious injury or death to both drivers and passengers.
How do Fuel Fed Car Fires Happen?
There are a host of reasons why a car fire occurs. Car fires can be caused by wear and tear on the car or by defective design by the manufacturer. More commonly, fuel fed car fires are the result of an automobile accident. Automobile manufacturers must follow strict safety guidelines and if they fail to follow these guidelines they open themselves up to automotive products liability.
Are Any Automobiles More Likely to be Involved in Fire?
Certain cars and certain types of automobiles are more susceptible to fuel fed car fires. Some examples include:
- Ford Crown Victoria " These cars are a favorite of the police and are susceptible to fuel fed car fires. The location of the gas tank makes it easy for it to be damaged in accidents, causing fires. Ford has considered implementing additional safety features to reduce the chance of a fire.
- Vans " While most presume vans are safer than cars because they carry more passengers, this is not always the case. In particular, the Ford Econoline van has a design such that the gas tank can overheat, causing the gas to boil. This can be extremely dangerous as it can cause fuel expulsion. If this fuel is ignited, a van fire will ensue.
- Trucks " There has been a fair number of complaints about truck fires that occur even if the truck is not involved in an automobile accident. In particular, the Ford F-150 has been involved in many incidents in which the truck spontaneously bursts into fire. The likely cause for these unexpected fires a type of manufacturer defect.
Can a Lawyer Help me with my Fuel Fed Car Fire Case?
If you have been involved in a fuel fed car fire, you may have an automotive products liability case against the manufacturer. An experienced products liability lawyer can advise you of your rights and remedies.
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Last Modified: 08-10-2009 11:50 AM PDT