There could be many reasons for faulty gas tanks in automobiles exploding. These could be due to the defective manufacturing of the tank itself or its poor design. So these are among the most common causes.
Examples would include:
Improper mounting of the fuel tank to the vehicle. These can usually get traced to the design stage. So this is usually where something was defective. Thus, it was not meant for the purpose it was ultimately placed into. So the mounts themselves could be the cause. They may have been too weak. Maybe they were the wrong type of metal.
So can you see now that the design and manufacturing of the tank and its apparatuses are among the top reasons for gas tank explosion?
In fact, these are causes severe injuries.
What are the Most Common Injuries from Exploding Vehicles?
Injuries from exploding gas tanks can be incredibly catastrophic.
These injuries can include:
Melting skin (can lead to the inability to sweat),
Permanent nerve system damage,
Chronic, continuous pain,
But even surviving such an explosion can result in significant trauma and scarring, including disfigurement.
Why is Melted and Charred Skin Is a Serious Issue?
Important: These types of injuries could lead to many surgeries. This includes plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and skin grafts. When faced with this kind of fire and explosion, these injuries are particularly severe. The right attorney can help victims get in touch with proper physicians and restitution to pay for it.
What of the Manufacturing and Design Defect Case Studies?
But many other types of conveyances are at risk for being set aflame from an inherent defect or failure to warn the end user. and others.
Important: The design of these vehicles places the fuel tank in vulnerable position.
This risk also includes:
Saddlebag tanks in trucks outside the frame. These can make the vehicles susceptible to side and rear collisions, causing explosions.
The Pinto and Crown Victoria have become known for tanks that explode on impact. Because mounting the gas tank between the rear axle and the bumper it goes boom if hit just so.
Hence, when struck in the back, an explosion can occur. The Pintos in the 1970s and the offending Crown Vics in the 1990s have their records too.
These models were mired in the media's tales of faulty construction and explosions. So naturally, these can lead to terrible fires and fuel line safety issues.
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