Fuel tanks store a vehicle's gasoline supply, releasing it to other parts of the vehicle to ensure it continues running. These tanks are essential for the operation of a vehicle, but they also play a large role in the safety of the vehicle as well. Because it holds a highly flammable liquid, it is important that the vessel is sound and can withstand the buildup of pressure within the tank. When a fuel tank is defective, the buildup of pressure can cause the fuel tank to explode. Collisions, such as rollovers, can increase the possibility of a hydrostatic burst, which can prove to be extremely harmful and, in some cases, fatal.
If you or someone you love was in an accident that involved a fuel fed fire, it may have been due to a manufacturing defect in the fuel tank. For more information on manufacturing defects and fuel fed fires, don't hesitate to contact the Willis Law Firm at 800-883-9858. Our skilled and knowledgeable legal professionals can help you determine whether you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and losses.
Injuries Caused By Hydrostatic Burst
Sudden fuel fed fires in a car can be extremely dangerous and are made all the more dangerous after a rollover crash. In some cases, a rollover can make it difficult for victims to exit the vehicle, increasing the chance of severe injury and even death. Some of the most common injuries caused by fuel fed fires include:
- Severe burns
Vehicle manufacturers can work to prevent hydrostatic burst by performing hydrostatic tests on their gasoline tanks and designing tanks out of strong, practical materials.
The Willis Law Firm has years of experience helping victims of fuel fed fires obtain the compensation they deserve. To discuss the possibility of obtaining compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other expenses or losses, contact us today at 800-883-9858.