Maryland Gas Tank Explosion Attorney
Gas Tank Explosion After a Car Accident
If you suffered significant injuries or lost a loved one due to a gas tank explosion, please contact the dedicated personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC to receive a prompt and confidential evaluation of your case. You may be entitled to the following damages:
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Funeral expenses;
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and impairment;
- Loss of earnings and earning capacity; and
- Punitive damages.
Our attorneys are committed to providing excellent representation and support for our clients, and give each and every case the full attention it deserves. Bringing a claim or suit against a large auto or truck manufacturer may seem like a difficult undertaking, but our legal team can help you assert your right to full and fair compensation. Give us a call toll free today at 1-844-MDCRASH to learn more about the services we provide.
What Causes Fuel Tank Explosions?
Although auto manufacturers have the legal responsibility to produce safe vehicles, many exercise negligence during the design or manufacturing process and release dangerous vehicles to the public. When there are defects in the design and/or placement of a fuel tank, dangerous explosion and fire accidents may result in the event of a collision.
Fuel tank defects may consist of flaws in:
- The placement of the fuel tank in the vehicle;
- The material from which the tank is constructed;
- The actual construction of the tank during the manufacturing process; or
- The shielding (or lack thereof) that ensures the tank is not crushed in a collision.
An attorney can help determine what caused your gas tank explosion accident by investigating the crash site and resulting damages to the involved vehicles, and by consulting with accident reconstruction experts and other relevant professionals.
What Are Some Examples of Vehicles that Have Defective Gas Tanks?
There are many vehicles that have dangerous fuel tank defects, including certain popular pickup trucks, Ford Pintos, and Crown Victorias. The Pinto and Crown Victoria are particularly notorious for having tanks that can explode on impact due to the mounting of the gas tank between the rear axle and the bumper. They have been involved in numerous accidents which resulted in serious burn injuries and, in some cases, fatalities.
Reliable Auto Product Liability Attorneys in Maryland
We have built our reputation for success in trials against corporations, large and small. We have the skills and resources necessary to fight the auto manufacturer responsible for your gas tank explosion accident and will work to get you the compensation you deserve and need to recover and move on with your life. To discuss your case with one of our helpful legal professionals, call our office or submit an online contact form.