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Gas Tank Defects
One of the key safety features that needs to be a part of any motor vehicle is the safe and effective management of the fuel in the event of an accident. Failure to contain the fuel or otherwise prevent it from leaking, exploding, or catching or contributing to a fire can create serious and fatal injuries that might not otherwise have been caused by the accident alone.Some of the common gas tank defects that can cause injury include:
- Defective gas tank liners that allow fuel to leak after a puncture or rupture
- Defective filler necks
- Improper placement of the tank (e.g., between rear axle and rear bumper or outside of the vehicle frame)
These and other defects expose accident victims to a substantially elevated risk of serious injury.
When you suspect that a gas tank defect contributed to your injuries or those of a loved one, secure the representation of a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney for help uncovering the facts and holding the responsible parties accountable for the injuries they caused.