Gas Tank Explosions / Fuel-Fed Fires
Product Liability Attorneys: Gas Tank Defects
Gas tank and fuel system defects lead to fuel-fed fires and explosions that cause serious injuries and deaths every year. Most of these accidents can be traced back to poor vehicle design.
If you or a member of your family was injured in a vehicle fire, please contact the product liability attorneys of Hersh & Hersh to discuss your case. We have decades of experience advocating on behalf of people injured because of gas tank defects and defective fuel system design.
Passionate Representation in Gas Tank Defect Claims
Contact Hersh & Hersh: When You're Hurt, We Can Help
Mention gas tank defects and most people think of the Ford Pinto, which was prone to explosions and fires in rear-end collisions. The design defect in the Pinto's gas tank led to a recall of about 1.5 million Pintos in 1978.
GM Side Saddle Gas Tank
Problems with gas tanks and fuel systems did not end with the Pinto. According to data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), more than 1,800 people were killed in fire crashes involving GM pickup trucks equipped with a side saddle gas tank between 1973 and 2000. That's more than 20 times the number of deaths associated with the Pinto's gas tank defects. The side saddle design, in which the gas tank is mounted outside the vehicle's frame, was installed in more than 10 million GM trucks between 1973 and 1991.
The Ford Crown Victoria and the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, a car frequently driven by law enforcement officers, have also had problems with gas tank fires and explosions. A defective cruise control switch that sparked fires prompted a recall of 3.6 million Fords. Fuel hoses that came loose and caused a fire hazard caused a recall of some Buick Regals.
Effective Representation for the Injured
If you suffered an injury in a vehicle fire or explosion, the attorneys of Hersh & Hersh may be able to help you recover financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. Please contact us today to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.
From our offices in San Francisco, California, the lawyers of Hersh & Hersh represent people injured by vehicle fuel system defects nationwide.