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People choose Jeeps because they want their families to be safe on the road.  After all, our military has trusted Jeeps to carry our soldiers for decades.  Unfortunately, the Jeeps we use to take the kids to school have a fatal flaw.  Minor rear-end fender benders have caused Jeep Cherokees, Grand Cherokees, and Liberties to burst into flames.  This is because the gas tank in certain model years is located behind the back axle, right behind the rear bumper.  Theses SUVs are higher above the ground than most cars that can go under the bumper and right into the gas tank in a rear end collision.  Chrysler has known for decades that putting a gas tank behind the real axle is dangerous.  They did it anyway, and now your family is paying the price.

Your Legal Rights

Chrysler never should have put the gas tank behind the rear axle.  When minor accidents cause severe burns and death from ruptured gas tanks, Chrysler should have taken the Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Liberty off the road.  If your family has been devastated by a Jeep fire, your only remedy is to take Chrysler to court.

What claims do you have?

  • Chrysler has to pay its victims for harm it caused under the following laws:
  • Strict Liability Design Defect – A Chrysler Jeep is defective if it hurts people when it shouldn’t, especially if there is a safer design.
  • Strict Liability Failure to Warn – Chrysler should have warned people of the danger of fires if it knew or should have known that the gas tank location put families at risk.
  • Negligence – Chrysler is negligent if it failed to use reasonable care in protecting people from Jeep fires.
  • Breach of Warranty – Chrysler breaches its warranty to customers if the Jeeps it sold were not safe on the road.

Get Compensation

 What money damages might Chrysler have to pay if it is found responsible for injuries and death?

  • Pain and Suffering – The pain and suffering caused by burns suffered by Jeep fire victims is unimaginable.  The constant pain has a severe psychological impact also.  Damages for pain and suffering in severe burn cases are often in the millions of dollars.
  • Punitive Damages – This is meant to punish Chrysler for what it has done and to discourage it from ever doing something like this again.  We can’t put a corporation in jail for seriously hurting or killing people; all we can do is make them pay money damages.  The threat of punitive damages can make a corporation put peoples lives first, even if that means lower profits.
  • Medical bills – Jeep fires cause serious, often permanent injuries.  Burn care and cosmetic surgery can millions of dollars over the lifetime of a Jeep fire victim.
  • Permanent disfigurement – Severe burns caused by Jeep fires often cause disfigurement that cosmetic surgery cannot cure.  Many burn victims loose there sight or the use This can cause humiliation and embarrassment for the unfortunate victims who must suffer the stares of strangers for the rest of their lives.
  • Lost wages – if you or your loved one can’t work anymore because of the severe burns caused in a Jeep fire, then Chrysler has to compensate you if they are found to be responsible.
  • Lost household services – Family members play a vital role in making a house a home by cooking, cleaning, gardening, and fixing things.  Severe injuries caused in a Jeep fire often mean that you or your loved one isn’t able to help around the house anymore.  These daily chores can cost a family hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years.

Make a Difference

Chrysler won’t recall the Jeeps because it doesn’t want to spend the money to fix the problem.  That means that your family and many others pay with their lives.  The only way to stop Chrysler from ignoring the problem is to make them pay for what they’ve done.  The expense and bad publicity from Jeep fire lawsuits may force Chrysler to recall these dangerous vehicles, saving other families from this senseless tragedy.  Your lawsuit can make a difference.

Time is Not on Your Side

Every state has a statute of limitations that applies to Jeep fire lawsuits.  A statute of limitations means that an injured person loses their right to recover money damages if he or she waits too long to bring a lawsuit.  The particular statue of limitations for your case can depend on many factors, so you must not wait to contact a lawyer.

How Does it Work

It can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to successfully bring a lawsuit against a major corporation like Chrysler.  The good news is you do not have to pay a dime in fees or expenses if your lawsuit doesn’t result in a verdict or settlement.

We will contact you within 24 hours to learn about your case.  From there, we will do a thorough investigation of the accident, including reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses and inspecting the vehicle.  Our experts will analyze the vehicle to determine if the fire was caused by a defective design in the Jeep.  We will make Chrysler turn over its tests of the Jeep and we’ll make their executives answer tough questions about their carelessness.  All of this work will be used to prepare for trial.  If Chrysler doesn’t settle the claim, we will take them to trial and ask a jury to award fair compensation, often in the millions of dollars.

TOBY B. FULLMER, L.L.C. has been helping citizens in various jurisdictions for more than a decade. In addition to handling complex product liability lawsuits, Toby has been involved as lead counsel in cases against automobile manufacturers for the negligent and defective design of their vehicles. Such “crashworthiness” litigation normally involves claims brought by family members of loved ones seriously or fatally injured by a design defect in a vehicle. These cases include defective tires, defective brakes, defective fuel systems, defective roof structures, lack of stability and controllability and defective safety restraint systems. Given the complex nature of these lawsuits, Toby believes that it is important to consult with attorneys with specific and direct experience fighting against automobile manufacturers.