Fuel Tank Explosion Attorneys in Rockville
At Ashcraft & Gerel, We Stand up for Consumers
In the event of an accident, gas tanks should be designed and manufactured to remain intact and avoid combustion or explosion. Unfortunately, despite advancements in the automobile industry, some fuel tanks are still designed and constructed in a way that puts people at risk of fires and explosions in an accident.
Any designer or manufacturer that fails to construct a safe fuel tank should be held liable for its actions – and Ashcraft & Gerel is here to make sure justice is restored for the people who have suffered injuries caused by exploding fuel tanks. If you or someone you love was injured by a gas tank explosion, we encourage you to retain our firm and take legal action.
Call our fuel tank explosion attorneys in Rockville at (301) 231-1937 today.
When a car’s fuel tank is located behind its rear axle, it can be extremely hazardous in the event of an accident. In a collision, these rear gas tanks can explode and lead to deadly, fuel-fed fires.
In 2013, Chrysler recalled over 1.5 million Jeep SUVs that were equipped with rear-axle fuel tanks. Despite the recall, many of these defective Jeeps have remained on roadways and led to severe and even fatal injuries.
Manufacturers Are Responsible for Creating Safe Fuel Tanks
Manufacturers must keep in mind the customer’s safety when designing cars and building fuel tanks. Designers and carmakers are expected to maintain great care and pay close attention to detail in the course of their work.
In addition to the location of the fuel tank in a vehicle, a carmaker could also be held liable for:
- A tank that is poorly constructed
- Shoddy materials that make the tank susceptible to punctures
- Failing to secure the tank or shield it properly
- Failing to design and create safe fuel lines
Choose the Firm with Extensive Auto Product Liability Experience
Founded over 65 years ago, Ashcraft & Gerel knows what it takes to achieve success in a product liability case. Over the years, we have recovered over $1 billion on behalf of our clients. We have obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements and have fought some of the world’s most powerful corporations in the process. You can trust that your defective fuel tank claim is in good hands at Ashcraft & Gerel.
Pharmaceutical Negligence $46 Million
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Child Injured at Birth - Umbilical Cord Compression $5.4 Million
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Car Accident Negligence $851,000
Our legal team understands what you are going through and is committed to defending your rights against powerful businesses and insurance carriers.
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Our advocacy extends beyond the courtroom through our extensive involvement in the community and support for positive change within our industry.
Fearless Advocacy When You Need It
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.
Respected within the Legal Field
Our esteemed attorneys are highly regarded within the legal community and even command respect from adjustors and defense counsel.
At the Forefront of Major Litigation
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.