Burn Injury Lawsuits
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 Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP are here to help you explore your legal options.
Our firm is staffed by skilled and experienced investigators and legal professionals ready to determine how an accident really occurred. Call (888) 260-0473 today.
Fuel-fed fires are caused by defective fuel systems that fail to contain gasoline 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:
- Ford Crown Victoria
- Chevy Malibu
- Toyota Camry
- 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.
lawyers experienced with burn injuries
At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, we handle a wide range of product liability cases, including those involving defective automobiles and components. Our New York car fires attorneys understand the hardships faced by burn victims and their families. We carefully review the circumstances of your accident and the current and future medical treatment injuries will require so that we can fight for a suitable settlement or trial verdict.