Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee linked to gas tank explosions
If you or a loved one was injured by a gas tank explosion in a Jeep Liberty or Grand Cherokee, please contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. at 202-682-5800. We are actively investigating Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee cases nationwide. Because strict time deadlines apply, please contact us at your earliest convenience in order to preserve your rights.
If you or someone you know was injured in a fire in a 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty or 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, please contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. for a free, confidential, and prompt case review.
2002-2007 Jeep Liberty fuel tank lawsuit
Like the infamous Ford Pinto, 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty SUVs have extremely vulnerable fuel tanks situated near the rear bumper that can explode in rear collision accidents. Both the 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty and 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee were outfitted with a molded plastic fuel tank positioned behind the rear axle and near the rear bumper. If another driver rear-ends these vehicles, the fuel tank may be crushed and ruptured due to its vulnerable position. These accidents can create lethal fires that swiftly engulf the Jeep Liberty, endangering its driver and passenger.
After initially resisting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) request for a recall, Chrysler capitulated and recalled 1.56 million Jeep Liberty SUVs in 2013. NHTSA’s investigation found that 44 people had died in fires after rear-impact crashes in a Jeep Grand Cherokee and 7 had died in a Jeep Liberty SUV after a similar collision. Chrysler recalled 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty SUVs.
1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee fuel tank explosion lawyers
On Grand Cherokees with model years 1993 to 2004, Jeep mounted gas tanks in a potentially dangerous position between the rear axle and the rear bumper. If another driver rear-ends these Jeep Grand Cherokees, the gas tank can explode, injuring or even killing the Jeep driver. Jeep, which is owned by Chrysler, manufactured about 3 million of these vehicles.
$150 million jury award for death after Jeep SUV fuel tank fire
In April 2015, an Atlanta, Georgia jury awarded $150 million to a family whose 4-year-old child died in a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee when it was struck from behind. The SUV’s fuel tank ruptured and engulfed the vehicle in flames. The jury found that Chrysler (owner of the Jeep brand) was liable for the death of Remington Walden and failed to warn consumers that the fuel tank position on the Jeep Grand Cherokee put drivers and passengers at a risk of fire in the event of a rear-end car crash. Note: The Cochran Firm, D.C. did not handle the Walden family’s case.
Contact a Jeep fuel tank lawyer
The Cochran Firm, D.C.’s team of experienced and aggressive litigators are actively reviewing claims for injuries linked with Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty fuel tank fires. If you or someone you know was injured by a Jeep fuel tank fire, please call us at 202-682-5800 during business hours or 1-800-THE-FIRM (843-3476) twenty-four hours a day. Deadlines apply to filing a case, so please contact us at your earliest opportunity in order to preserve your rights.