Fuel Tank Explosion Attorneys in Washington, D.C.
Putting Car Buyers & Consumers First
Fuel tanks should be designed and manufactured to remain intact in the event of a crash. Any vehicle with a fuel tank should be produced with the consumer’s safety in mind. Unfortunately, vehicles today continue to be sold with irresponsibly placed and designed gas tanks. These faulty fuel tanks to combust and explode in an accident, making an already-dangerous incident even worse.
If you suffered an injury because of a faulty or ill-placed fuel tank, we want to help you hold the manufacturer accountable. Your vehicle should be safe and free from these kinds of negligent hazards. Let Ashcraft & Gerel protect your rights as a consumer and purse the compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact our defective fuel tank attorneys in Washington, D.C. today. Call (202) 759-7648.
Fuel Tank Hazards
Car fuel tanks that are located behind the rear axle of the vehicle are particularly vulnerable to causing a violent, fuel-fed fire in the event of a collision.
The placement of a fuel tank can have a significant impact on a vehicle’s safety. Fuel tanks that are placed behind the rear axles of the vehicle are more likely to combust during a collision and cause deadly fires.
The Jeep Recall
In 2013, Chrysler recalled 1.56 million Jeep vehicles that were equipped with rear-axle fuel tanks. Because of the fuel tank’s placement in these vehicles, numerous people suffered burns and other injuries in accidents. Jeep owners today are still suffering the consequences of Chrysler’s negligence.
Manufacturer Liability in Fuel Tank Claims
In addition to the placement of the fuel tank, a car manufacturer might also be liable for:
- A poorly constructed tank
- A tank made with faulty materials that leave it susceptible to punctures
- Failing to secure or shield the fuel tank
- Manufacturing and installing unsafe fuel lines
When manufacturers act negligently or put profits about consumer safety, innocent lives are harmed and lost. Victims of the manufacturer’s actions deserve to pursue legal action and obtain compensation for the damages they suffered.
Seek Representation from Ashcraft & Gerel
With over 65 years of experience, our firm has achieved multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for the injured victims of carmaker negligence. Our defective fuel tank attorneys in Washington, D.C. are passionate about restoring justice for consumers. We can right the wrongs against you by taking swift legal action.
Pharmaceutical Negligence $46 Million
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Our legal team understands what you are going through and is committed to defending your rights against powerful businesses and insurance carriers.
Committed to the Community
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.