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Gas Tank Fires / Fuel System Integrity

Fuel tank defects can cause fires, explosions, and fatal accidents. Gas tanks should be designed to withstand any impact that the human body can endure. They should never explode when hit in an auto accident.

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If you or a loved one has been harmed by a gas tank fire or explosion, then please feel free to contact our offices for a free consultation.

Nevertheless, there are flawed and defective fuel tanks in vehicles sold to unsuspecting consumers and driven on our roads today. Consider the national news coverage of a huge 2016 recall of 2,800,000 Toyota vehicles because of possible cracks in their fuel tanks.

The Toyota cracked gas tank is merely one example of an overwhelming problem in this country of flawed fuel tanks posing a threat to unsuspecting accident victims. Gas tanks can be unsafe and a high risk of death or serious injury for a variety of reasons, any of which can result in a gas tank explosion or fuel fire in even relatively minor of fender-benders or rear-end collisions.

Defects in the fuel system may involve:

  • Faulty gas caps that dislodge
  • Filler necks that rupture
  • Fuel tanks that rupture
  • Failure to shield fuel tanks
  • Defective fuel tank placement
  • Lack of check valves to prevent leakage
  • Poor fuel line routing or composition.

Claims for Damages after Gas Tank Failure or Fuel System Defect

Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP has achieved multi-million dollar recoveries from major car makers based upon their defective design or defective products, including gas tank defects and fuel tank failures. For details, see our past verdicts and settlements in cases involving tire blowouts, rollovers, and roof crush deaths.

For more information regarding Gas Tank Fires / Fuel System Integrity, please review our verdict and settlement history and read summaries of some of our past cases.