Fuel Fed Fire
Following a collision or rollover accident, a fuel-fed fire can increase the likelihood of serious injury or death for drivers, passengers, or people nearby. Fires may be intensified by leaking fuel from ruptured or punctured gas tanks and can cause serious harm to persons involved in the accident.
Accidents of all types can cause fuel to spill, which may lead to a devastating fire. It is the responsibility of parts and vehicle manufacturers to make sure that consumers are adequately protected from fuel leaks that can turn dangerous in the event of a collision. If you have been hurt in an accident involving a fuel-fed fire, contact an experienced fuel-fed fire attorney of the Willis Law Firm at 800-883-9858 to discuss your legal options.
Causes of Fuel Fed Fires
Whether the accident was a front-end, rear-end, side –impact, or rollover accident, fuel leakage can lead to a very dangerous fuel-fed fire. Common causes of such fires include:
Fuel tank and automobile manufacturers have a responsibility to the consumer to make sure that fuel tanks, lines, caps, and safety systems are properly manufactured and installed. If a part is defective or fails to work in the intended manner, the manufacturer may be held liable for any resulting injuries.
Common locations of fuel-fires
Fuel-fed fires commonly occur:
- Under the floor beneath the vehicle’s trunk
- Near the electric fuel pump
- At the fuel tank’s seam weld
- At or near a puncture in the fuel tank
- At the site of separated fuel lines
If you have been hurt in a fuel-fed fire caused by a serious collision or rollover accident, it is essential to have a compassionate and experienced attorney on your side.
The fuel-fed fire lawyers of the Willis Law Firm know that rollover accidents can have a devastating effect on your life and your well-being. For help with your case, contact us at 800-883-9858 today.