When a motorcycle or car catches fire after an accident — technically known as a post-collision fuel-fed fire — it often results in life-changing injuries and death. What is truly tragic about post-accident motor vehicle fires is that many could have been prevented by simple changes to the location and design of fuel tanks.
If you suffered injury or the loss of a loved one in a car fire, an immediate and thorough investigation may be required in order to determine whether faulty auto design or dangerous gas tank placement may be to blame. Contact us today to get the sound legal advice and dedicated representation you need in order to determine the cause of your injury.
The Truth About Car Fires and Faulty Gas Tanks
Many people remember the controversies involving car models like the Pinto and Malibu. In these cases, the manufacturer knew that a certain percentage of rear end collisions would result in a car fire due to faulty gas tank placement.
The manufacturers, their lawyers and their insurance companies realized that it would cost less to pay off the victims of serious or fatal car fires than to move the gas tank to prevent the fire in the first place. In short, it was determined that the devastating injuries and tragic losses suffered by consumers were an "acceptable risk."
Powerful Advocates for Victims of Car Fires
The experienced trial attorneys at the Redwood City law firm of Carcione Cattermole Dolinski are dedicated to changing the way manufacturers and insurance companies calculate acceptable risk. Our law firm is tireless in exposing companies who value financial expediency over your health and your life.
We apply our proven litigation skill, substantial resources and impeccable professional reputation to seeking maximum financial justice against negligent auto manufacturers who think that severe burn injury or death in a car fire is ever acceptable.
Call our offices today at 650-241-4294 or e-mail us now for a free consultation with an experienced Bay Area personal injury, wrongful death and auto product liability trial lawyer. We can help you seek the financial compensation you deserve after a car fire.