There are many factors that can lead to gas tank explosions; defective manufacturing is one of the topmost factors that cause gas tanks to explode causing serious injury. When a gas tank explodes it can cause serious injuries and fatalities. The person that does survive an exploding vehicle gas tank fire can sustain serious injuries that cause permanent disfigurement, and scaring, along with pain and suffering. These injuries can result in multiple surgeries, which include plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery and skin graphs.When this type of explosion happens and there are serious injuries the Ehiline Law firm is there to assist the injured victim. Their experience allows them to handle auto defect cases aggressively, and to get the results the injured victim in California needs to begin healing.
Vehicle Designs Known For Faulty Gas Tanks
There are certain vehicles that are known to have poorly designed placement for their gas tanks, pickups, Pintos, and Crown Victoria’s are some of these models. The design of these vehicles places the fuel tank, in venerable locations, like in the pickup truck with two fuel tanks known as saddlebags, which are located outside of the frame. This makes the pickup truck vulnerable to side collisions, for exploding fuel tanks and fires. The Pinto and Crown Victoria have been known for many years to have gas tanks that explode on impact. This is due to the mounting of the gas tank between the rear axle and the bumper, and when struck in the back, this can cause the gas tank to explode. The Ford Pinto that was manufactured during the 1970’s and the Ford Crown Victoria that was manufactured during the 1990’a have both been linked to accidents where the gas tank exploded and caught fire. The fuel fed fires; injuries and fatalities are linked to the placement of the gas tank located outside of the protection of the vehicle’s frame.
The gas tank explosions can also occur due to defective materials used for fuel lines and the fuel line safety valve that should prevent fuel leakage after a vehicle collision.
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If you or a family member has been involved in a collision where there has been a gas tank explosion or fire due to fuel leakage, Ehline Law is experienced in these types of collisions and committed to obtaining the best possible recovery for their clients.