California Car Fire Lawsuit Attorneys

The typical American car or SUV carries 12 to 20 gallons of gas in it. One gallon of gasoline has the same explosive potential as six sticks of dynamite. Recognizing the significant danger to motorists, auto engineers put considerable time and effort into engineering safe fuel systems. Largely, these efforts have been successful. As a result, it is unusual for a car, SUV, van or truck to explode or catch on fire during an accident.

Consequently, when a vehicle does catch fire, an investigation into possible design defects should be considered.

Most recently, the Dodge Intrepid sedan has come under scrutiny for a suspected design or manufacturing defect with its braking system. A recent fatal California taxi accident involved an Intrepid taxicab in which the brakes appear to have caught fire, causing a crash and burning two passengers to death.

Intrepid sedans have also been purchased by police departments. In lab and road tests in police chase scenarios, the brakes on some Intrepid cars caught fire, just as the brakes on the California taxicab.

The California car fire lawsuit attorneys at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, are leaders in the area of product liability lawsuits in car fire cases. Amongst other results:

  • We achieved a $4.9 billion verdict on behalf of clients who suffered serious burn injuries from a faulty fuel system in a Chevy Malibu. That was the largest personal injury verdict in the U.S. in 1999, and one of the largest plaintiff’s verdicts in American judicial history.
  • We achieved a multi-million dollar settlement for a client who suffered disfiguring burns in a car fire because the fuel tank in her Isuzu Trooper was placed in a vulnerable location without adequate protection in case of a rear-end collision.
  • We achieved a $2.5 million settlement for a family that lost two children in a truck fire caused by a faulty filler neck.

Our firm has investigative resources few can match. We maintain our own evidence warehouse, which allows us to store burned vehicles and other evidence. We employ a staff of investigative experts and demonstrative evidence experts who help us understand the causes of a particular accident and prepare clear, convincing evidence that a jury can understand.

Burn injuries are the most painful, debilitating injuries anyone can suffer. Life changes in an instant. If you were burned in a car fire, you deserve answers and you deserve compensation.

Put our knowledge, experience and strength to work for you. Contact a gas tank defect attorney at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP. We represent clients in Los Angeles, throughout Southern California, the state and the nation.

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Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles California


We’ve obtained more million dollar verdicts and settlement than any other firm in California Even one as high as $3.3 billion. These speak for themselves & show our commitment.

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Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles California


We are credible, respected, and taken seriously by the opposition. We have been named by Best Lawyers “#1 Personal Injury Law Firm in California.”

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Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles California


We invest in our clients. This means full-time investigators on staff. Our own evidence warehouse to store and preserve evidence.

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$4.9 Billion Defective Products
$3.4 Million Mass Transit Accident
$3.3 Billion Tobacco industry case
$78 Million Industrial Injuries
$73 Million Auto Defect
$58 Million Defective Products
$55 Million Business Litigation
$45.6 Million Legal Malpractice
$33 Million Civil Rights
$32.5 Million Personal Injury
$32.5 Million Auto Accident
$36.1 Million Motor Vehicle Injury
$32.5 Million Motor Vehicle Injury
$25.9 Million Auto Defect
$25 Million Construction Injury
$22 Million Motor Vehicle Injury
$21 Million Burn Injuries
$20.7 Million Sexual assault of college student
$17.9 Million Tire Defects
$17.8 Million Burn Injuries
$16.1 Million Construction Injury
$16 Million Vehicle Accidents
$14.4 Million Personal Injury
$13.8 Million Head Injury
$12 Million Business Law
$12 Million Wrongful Death
$11.3 Million Business Litigation
$10.4 Million Business Litigation
$10 Million Child Injuries
$10 Million Child Injuries
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