Following a collision or rollover accident, a fuel fed fire can increase the likelihood of serious injury or death for drivers, passengers, or people nearby. Fires may be intensified by leaking fuel from ruptured or punctured gas tanks and can cause serious harm to persons involved in the accident. Accidents of all types can cause fuel to spill, which may lead to a devastating fire. It is the responsibility of parts and vehicle manufacturers to make sure that consumers are adequately protected from fuel leaks that can turn dangerous in the event of a collision.
Whether the accident was a front-end, rear-end, side –impact, or rollover accident, fuel leakage can lead to a very dangerous fuel-fed fire. Common causes of such fires include:
Fuel tank and automobile manufacturers have a responsibility to the consumer to make sure that fuel tanks, lines, caps, and safety systems are properly manufactured and installed. If a part is defective or fails to work in the intended manner, the manufacturer may be held liable for any resulting injuries.
Fuel-fed fires commonly occur:
If you have been hurt in an accident involving a fuel-fed fire, contact Allen & Abaray, P.A. for a free consultation at (863) 669-9999.
For over twenty years, the law firm of Allen & Abaray, P.A. has provided exceptional statewide representation for injury victims, and the families of those who are injured or killed by the conduct of others. While our personal injury lawyers are based in Lakeland, we represent clients throughout the State of Florida.
Allen & Abaray, P.A. offers a free consultation in all personal injury cases. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in any type of accident, call (863) 669-9999 or toll-free at (877) 669-6899 today to speak with a Lakeland personal injury attorney about your case. We won’t charge an attorney’s fee unless we recover money for your injuries.*