Defective Fuel Tanks
Fuel tanks are an important part of every automobile, since they store the fuel that cars need to make their motors run. Tanks may be designed to store gasoline, diesel, natural gas, ethanol, and a number of other fuels, all of which are highly flammable.
Faulty fuel tanks are responsible for numerous car explosions each year, many of which result in serious injuries. If you or someone you love suffered injury after your car’s fuel tank exploded, contact the Lake Geneva auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to begin seeking justice.
Potential Fuel Tank Faults and Dangers
Since the primary function of fuel tanks is to carry flammable fuels, they must be designed to perform this task safely. Fuel tanks should be able to:
- Handle great pressure from expanding fuel
- Shield fuel from excessive heat
- Withstand blows to prevent leaks
Fuel tanks that cannot perform these basic tasks may be dangerous to drivers and their passengers. In many cases, fuel tanks are unable to perform these functions when they are designed or manufactured poorly.
Design and manufacturing defects are quite different, but both may be cause for legal action in the event of an accident. Proving that a defect was present in the fuel tank will likely be a vital part of winning a personal injury case, so it is important to enlist the help of an experienced lawyer.
The Lake Geneva auto defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® believe that victims of faulty fuel tanks should hold negligent auto manufacturers liable for their injuries. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about how we can help you.