Fires / Fuel System Defects

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One of the most terrifying things to experience is a vehicle fire. Vehicles run primarily on flammable materials, and many causes of vehicle fires are attributed to defective fuel tanks and fuel systems. Many victims of these defects have suffered terrible burn injuries and even death.

Numerous cars and trucks have been recalled due to fuel system or fuel tank defects. Chrysler has recalled many Jeep SUV’s for fuel tanks that are defective and may catch fire in rear-end crashes. There are also many other vehicles, including other Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles, that have not yet been recalled, but still have defective designs that put consumers at risk of death or serious personal injury.

The Potts Law Firm works with experts all over the country to inspect vehicles after an accident and determine the cause of fire. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed in an accident involving a vehicle fire, contact our product liability lawyers to determine if your vehicle suffered from a fuel system defect.

Common Damages
  • Paralysis and spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Internal injuries and bleeding
  • Facial fractures and scarring
  • Burns
  • Death to a loved one or family member.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I do not have the vehicle anymore?

Call us whether you have the vehicle in your possession or not.

Can you help me if a family member is killed?

While we handle many personal injury cases where the injuries happen directly to our client, we also represent the families of people who were killed by defective automobiles.  Many states call this situation “wrongful death.”  Our wrongful death attorneys can represent your family if you have lost a loved one.

What is a statute of limitations?

A statute of limitations is a law passed in each state which decides how long you have to file a case. This limitation can be as short as one year or as long as six years depending on the state. Statutes of limitations are designed to provide certainty under the law. If you fail to file your case within the applicable statute of limitations, it forever bars your case, no matter how good it may be on the merits. There are some exceptions to statute of limitations that apply in auto defect cases. Some defendants are guilty of fraudulently concealing known defects, or intentionally misleading people into thinking they do not have a case. Even if you think your cases may be out of time, you should still contact the attorneys at The Potts Law Firm, who can perform detailed analysis of whether your case may fall within these exceptions.

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