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Fuel-fed Fires

Survivable accidents, and even accidents which would have otherwise resulted in only minor injuries or no injuries at all, can quickly turn fatal when there is a fuel-fed fire. They can start and spread quickly after an accident, causing severe injuries and death before help can arrive. Even though you see them in movies and on TV as an expected result of accidents, they are not a normal part of a crash. They are almost always the result of a preventable defect in the fuel system of a vehicle.

Fuel system defects
To prevent fuel-fed fire, the entire fuel system must remain sealed, even in a crash. When parts are crushed or struck during an impact or if the vehicle is turned on its side or completely rolls over, it must not leak gas. Some of the parts which may be defective include:

  • Gas caps
  • Fuel lines
  • Fuel line connections
  • Fuel pumps
  • Fuel tanks
Defects and failures which can cause fuel fed fires include:
  • Filler cap neck separation
  • Fuel line separation
  • Seam weld failure
  • Fuel line tearing
  • Poorly placed fuel lines
  • Punctured gas tank
  • Improper gas tank location
  • Lack of gas tank shield
  • Electronic fuels pumps continuing to pump gas after an accident

Fuel-fed fires in rollover accidents
Fire adds a greatly heightened danger to any type of accident. Rollovers and fuel-fed fire are a particularly dangerous mix because of the likelihood of being struck unconscious or becoming trapped in the vehicle. In a rollover accident, roof crush can cause occupants to incur head injuries and lose consciousness before they can even attempt to get out of the vehicle. Simply being upside down can make it more difficult to get out, and in many cases doors are jammed shut or seat belts will not release.

The experienced rollover accident attorneys participating in the SUV Rollover Lawyers Network are dedicated to helping people who have been injured and whose loved ones have been killed in SUV rollover accidents. These experienced rollover attorneys know what it takes to establish the liability of the manufacturer and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injury or loss.

If you or a loved one has been injured by fuel-fed fire in an SUV rollover accident, please e-mail us to contact an experienced SUV rollover lawyer.

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