Car explosions are only supposed to happen on old television shows and in the movies. The fact is, auto manufacturers are required by law to ensure that drivers and passengers are protected from fire and possible gas tank explosions and fuel line fires in a crash. If a car explodes or bursts into flames on impact, there likely is a design or manufacturing defect that is at fault. The auto manufacturer, parts installer or mechanic who repaired the car all may share liability for your injuries or the death of your family member.
If you were injured in a car fire or gas tank explosion in New Jersey, talk to an experienced member of the auto defect litigation team at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP. We have more than a decade of experience aggressively protecting the rights of people who have been injured or suffered the death of a loved one because of negligence on the part of manufacturers. We are proud of our record of holding auto manufacturers accountable for producing cars and component parts to the highest safety standards. Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of individuals and families who face a lifetime of medical costs and financial damages because of unsafe products.
There have been several stories in the news the past year or more regarding Toyota vehicles that experience sudden acceleration caused by a faulty accelerator system. Toyota has generated the most negative news, but other car brands and models also experience the problem, putting drivers and passengers at risk. In some cases, improper installation or repair by a licensed mechanic may also result in a stuck or improperly functioning accelerator.
If you suffered an injury or death of a family member in a motor vehicle accident resulting from any type of defective auto component or system, schedule a no-cost case evaluation with us today. We will provide an honest evaluation of your case and help you determine your best options for seeking money damages. If you have a solid case for damages, and you hire us as your legal counsel, you will have an effective, successful team of trial professionals on your side, fighting for the maximum money damages you are entitled to for your case. We are proud of the many significant recoveries we have won on behalf of victims of negligence.
From offices in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River, our NJ product liability lawyers advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation matters throughout New Jersey. Call our office at 732-777-0100 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey products liability lawyer at an office nearest to you.