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Dangerous Fuel Tank Placement on Vehicle

Every automobile has a fuel tank that stores the gasoline, diesel, or other fuel needed to run that vehicle’s engine. Typically, these tanks are shielded and built with care so as to avoid an explosion in the event of an accident.

Unfortunately, some automobiles have fuel tanks in places that may make them susceptible to exploding in the event of a collision. If you or someone you love suffered injuries in an auto accident because your fuel tank exploded, contact the fuel tank explosion lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.

Are You at Risk?

There may be ways to find out whether your car has a dangerously placed fuel tank. In some cases, safety tests pick up on these potential faults. Additionally, automobiles may be recalled if they are found to be at risk of fuel tank explosions.

Dangerous places for a fuel tank to be located include:

  • Directly behind the trunk or back bumper
  • Areas near high heat
  • Underneath the vehicle directly above the road

Each of these areas may put a fuel tank at greater risk for explosion. Gasoline, diesel, and other fuels may expand when heated, which may put excessive pressure on the fuel tank. Additionally, a leaky fuel tank may expose the highly flammable fuel to sparks.

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Fuel tanks should be strategically placed so that innocent drivers do not face unnecessary explosion hazards when they take the road. If you or your loved one suffered an injury because your fuel tank exploded, contact the fuel tank explosion attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss the facts of your case with an experienced legal professional.