Fuel Tank Explosion Attorneys in Baltimore
Fighting for the Rights of Consumers
Even if a car is hit in a collision, a safe gas tank should remain intact and should not combust or explode. Even though the dangers of unsafe gas tanks are universally known, some manufacturers and automobile designers still fail to ensure the safety of their cars’ gas tanks. The construction and placement of the gas tank can subject both drivers and passengers to an unnecessary and unreasonable risk of danger.
If you were injured in an accident involving a defective or exploding fuel tank, you need and deserve the counsel of a knowledgeable attorney. At Ashcraft & Gerel, our fuel tank defect attorneys in Baltimore are committed to building a case that yields results.
Cars that have fuel tanks behind the rear axle are particularly susceptible to dangerous fires in the event of a crash. Fuel tanks in this area are more likely to combust when hit in a collision.
In 2013, Chrysler recalled 1.56 million Jeep SUVs because of this problem. The recalled SUVs all had fuel tanks located behind the rear axles. The Jeep Liberty (2002-2007) and the Jeep Grand Cherokee (1993-1998) were also recalled and had towing hitches added for added safety in collisions. Despite these recalls, Jeep vehicles have continued to prove defective and cause unnecessary injury and death. In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it was considering relaunching investigations into defective, rear-mounted fuel tanks.
Manufacturer Liability in Defective Fuel Tank Cases
The tank’s proximity to the rear axles is not the only way a gas tank can cause devastating injuries.
Carmakers can also be held liable for:
- Flawed gas tank construction
- The use of faulty materials in constructing the gas tank
- Failure to secure or shield the fuel tank
- Unsafe fuel lines
A defective or exploding fuel tank indicates that the manufacturer failed to uphold its duty to keep consumers safe. These companies can and should be held accountable for the life-changing damages they have caused. If you have been the victim of this negligence, you deserve to take legal action. With Ashcraft & Gerel on your side, you will be positioned for success from the very beginning.
Extensive Experience Handling Product Liability Cases
For over 65 years, our firm has achieved several multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for people who are suffering injuries caused by faulty fuel tanks. As one of the country’s premier product liability and injury law firms, Ashcraft & Gerel is not afraid to take on the corporate giants who are responsible for your pain.
Call (410) 983-6833 today to request a free consultation with our defective fuel tank attorneys in Baltimore.
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Our experienced legal team is not afraid to go to trial in order to maximize the recovery that our clients desperately need and rightfully deserve.
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Our legal team has spearheaded litigation on behalf of injured clients in many high-profile cases, including major disasters, explosions and sexual abuse cases.
A Long Legacy of Successful Results
Since its founding in 1953, Ashcraft & Gerel has obtained more than a billion dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients.