New York Truck Fire Lawyer

Car Fire Attorneys in New York City

Defective fuel systems in cars and large trucks can lead to deadly fires and explosions in the wake of an accident. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a post-collision fuel-fed fire, the experienced New York truck fire lawyers at Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP are here to help you explore your legal options.

Post-Crash Fires

At Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP, we handle a wide range of product liability cases, including those involving defective automobiles and components. Fuel-fed fires are caused by defective fuel systems that fail to contain the fuel during a collision. When a car overturns in an accident, the fuel system is supposed to stop fuel from leaking out of the car. When this system does not work as intended, the results can be tragic, including serious injuries and wrongful death.

These accidents are especially common in 18 wheeler (tractor trailer) accidents. Freightliner tractors are known to be especially prone to fuel-fed fires. Car models known to have these problems include the Ford Crown Victoria, Chevy Malibu, Toyota Camry and the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Many fuel-fed fires result in fatal injuries. Those that survive must contend with months, years, possibly a lifetime of burn injury treatments, including painful skin grafts, infection treatments and reconstructive surgeries. Our attorneys understand the hardships faced by burn victims and their families. We will carefully review the circumstances of your accident and the current and future medical treatment your injuries will require.

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