Jeep Fire Injuries: Chrysler Refuses to Recall Liberty and Cherokee Vehicles of Rear-End Collision Fuel Fed Fire Risks
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has sent a letter to the Chrysler Group asking that Chrysler recall the 1993 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002 to 2007 Jeep Liberty vehicles. This action is related to reports and studies showing that in foreseeable rear end collisions, the fuel-system integrity of the Jeeps can be compromised causing fuel leaks and fires. NHTSA reports that many people have been injured or killed as a result of post-collision fuel fed fires in Jeep Cherokees and Jeep Libertys. At the present time, Chrysler Group is refusing to recall these vehicles and argue that they complied with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
The Texas Automotive Defect Lawyers at Hill Law Firm have handled cases involving post-collision fuel fed fires. These fires are typically the result of rear end or side impacts that cause the fuel tank to rupture, be punctured, or the fuel filler neck to detach. When any of these three things happen, fuel can leak onto the car and roadway and become ignited. Oftentimes, this process happens so fast that passengers are not able to escape on time without suffering burns or worse.
When prosecuting an automotive product liability case in Texas against an automobile manufacturer for post-collision fuel fed fires, the Texas Automotive Defect Attorneys at Hill Law Firm work with some of the best experts in the nation. These experts, along with the attorneys at Hill Law Firm, must reconstruct the accident dynamics and prove that there was a safer alternative design that was technologically and economically feasible at the time the defective vehicle was manufactured. These cases are very expensive and technical.
At the present time, Chrysler refuses to recall these Jeeps. If NHTSA is right, this problem will continue to injure and kill innocent victims. If you have any questions about Jeep Fires or have been injured in an accident involving a post-collision fuel fed fire, call the Texas Jeep Fire Lawyers at Hill Law Firm today.