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Philadelphia Products Liability Lawyers

Motor Vehicle Accidents and Faulty Fuel Systems

Passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles can have problems with faulty fuel systems. Over the years, certain car models have contained defective fuel systems or badly placed tanks that made them prone to fires. Larger vehicles such as commercial trucks that are more likely to tip or roll during an accident present an even greater danger.

If you or a family member has been injured in a fire caused by a truck’s faulty fuel system, you want experienced counsel on your side. Because the injuries caused by these accidents are usually severe, obtaining full compensation is critical. Our personal injury lawyers vigorously pursue injury and wrongful death claims in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey until we get results. For a free consultation with a Philadelphia accident lawyer, please call 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221, or contact us online.

Seeking Compensation for Burn Injuries

Fires that are fed by fuel burn especially hot and quickly, which is one reason that truck accident fires are so dangerous. Burn injury victims may suffer a range of injuries from tissue damage to infection. In the most catastrophic cases, wrongful death may be the result. Patients usually require extensive long-term medical care including pain management, physical therapy, skin grafts, cosmetic procedures and psychotherapy.

Multiple surgeries and care from specialists make this type of medical treatment very expensive. We will work to maximize your compensation to cover all medical costs, lost income and related expenses.

How Do the Fires Happen?

Defective fuel systems can leak fuel during an accident, especially if the vehicle tips on its side, rolls over or is crushed. Causes of truck accident fires may include:

  • Defective parts such as fuel lines, fuel pumps and gas caps
  • No anti-siphoning device to keep gas from flowing out of the tank
  • Poor placement of fuel tank causing a puncture in an accident
  • Structural or design flaws of the tank

Contact the Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC, if you have been Injured in an Accident due to a Faulty Fuel System

The Philadelphia products liability lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC, have the experience needed to successfully represent you if you have suffered an injury caused by a faulty fuel system. We will fight to get the compensation you deserve. We represent clients in Delaware, New Jersey and throughout Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County. For a free initial consultation call our offices at 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221 to schedule an appointment, or contact us online.