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Defective Fuel Systems
All aspects of a vehicle's fuel system must be properly designed, manufactured, and installed in order to prevent fuel leaks not only during normal driving but also in the event of an accident. When fuel systems leak, especially during and after a motor vehicle crash, they can cause a fuel-fed fire, resulting in severe burn injuries and death. Poorly placed gas tanks are a common example of defective fuel systems, but less obvious problems can pose just as great of a risk; engines that leak gas when a vehicle rolls over can cause a post impact fuel-fed fire. Gas caps, fuel lines, fuel pumps, and fuel tanks themselves can all be defective. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident caused by a defective fuel system, Jacoby & Meyers can help you receive compensation for your damages. Please contact our defective fuel systems attorneys today.