Defective Fuel and Gasoline Tanks
Gasoline tanks are an integral part of motor vehicles, trucks, buses and motorcycles. These vehicles carry persons to and from work, school and home. Gasoline and gasoline tanks are indispensible parts of motor vehicles that carry combustion engines.
Because gasoline, propane, oil and other flammable fuels and liquids are sensitive to pressure, heat and rupture, the incidents of catastrophe is all too frequent.
Some of the containers that hold these fuels are manufactured defectively. Obviously, fuel tanks contain flammable and toxic material that if released, can cause serious harm, both externally and internally as well as fire and burn injury.
Gasoline cans, tanks and containers of all kinds, including propane tanks must be safely stored or located in motor vehicles and other locations. Sometimes these fuel tanks and containers are designed defectively or made negligently that cause injury or death to persons exposed to them.
If a gas tank is corroded, punctured or negligently made, explosions will occur. Gasoline explosions can injure or kill occupants of motor vehicles and other vehicles as well as injure others nearby.
Product defects known to exist in the manufacture or design of fuel tanks have been the subject of many lawsuits involving the deaths or serious injuries to drivers and passengers of motor vehicles. The rupture of a fuel tank can occur under many conditions, including a collision with another vehicle or any other kind of collision that ruptures the tank causing it to spill. Even the vapors from gasoline are so volatile that a fire can ignite causing catastrophic results.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of one of a gas tank rupture, please call us for an immediate free consultation.
Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been handling product defect injury cases. Kreisman Law Offices has prevailed in trials and settlements in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding communities and has successfully resolved cases for those injured in product defect cases.
With our 40 years of experience in trying and settling product defect cases, Kreisman Law Offices provides the best possible services to our clients and have achieved unsurpassed results. Our service is unmatched. Please call us 24 hours a day at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online. There is no charge for a consultation that will include an evaluation of your case, assessment of damages such as lost income, lost wages, medical and hospital bills, past and future pain and suffering, loss of normal life and wrongful death.
Kreisman Law Offices successfully handled an automotive fuel line failure case that resulted in the loss of three lives because of the eruption of an undercarriage fire in the vehicle. The case centered on the safety of the design of a fuel line of a SUV that was involved in a high speed crash. The case settled after several weeks of trial and before the jury returned its verdict for $3 million.