Safe fuel system design is not limited to automobiles and airplanes. Crashworthy fuel systems must be incorporated into all-terrain vehicles as well, especially considering the foreseeable use and abuse an ATV will undergo. Bumpy trails and steep inclines make it all but certain that an ATV will overturn during its lifetime. The last thing you expect to happen is becoming soaked in gasoline as you try and dust yourself off after a minor, but predictable, mishap.
If this has happened to you or a loved one — if a minor accident leads to serious burn injuries — get The Brewer Law Firm on your side. Our Phoenix ATV accident lawyers will use their detailed technical knowledge and four decades of combined experience to help you get the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
When our client was severely burned by gasoline that escaped from an ATV, The Brewer Law Firm’s experience and knowledge helped to figure out what happened. Our research revealed that the ATV manufacturer was fully aware that the fuel caps on its ATV products could come loose and allow fuel to escape the tank during normal use.
The manufacturer was so concerned about its deficient design that it applied for a patent to resolve the defect by attaching a simple lever to the fuel cap. To show it was feasible for use on our client’s ATV, we fabricated an exemplar tank from the manufacturer’s own patent.
In this particular case, we were able to prove the manufacturer knew its fuel cap design was defective, that it had already designed a remedy to prevent the fuel cap from dislodging, and it failed to include the important safety remedy on our client’s ATV.
The Brewer Law Firm was able to hold the manufacturer financially accountable to our client by proving it was aware its ATV fuel system design was unsafe. Our thorough and timely investigation was crucial to our success — it is important to act quickly, before evidence is lost.
ATV or four-wheeler injuries involving burns require detailed technical knowledge. Don’t trust just any lawyer with your case — call us at 602-254-9813 for a free consultation, and learn how we’ll use our knowledge and experience to help you. You can also reach us by email. Hablamos Español.