Jeep Liberty Fire Fatalities
Around the world, hundreds of Jeep fires have injured and killed customers. These fires are the result of defective gas tanks in many Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee models. Despite receiving reports of defective gas tank fires and explosions, the manufacturer failed to recall the recommended number of affected Jeeps. At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we can go up against Fiat Chrysler America (FCA) on your behalf for a Jeep Liberty fire fatality. Please contact us for a free case review.
Why Choose Our Attorneys?
- Our personal injury lawyers have helped injured victims and grieving families obtain justice since 1988.
- Our law firm has obtained millions of dollars in positive case results, including a landmark win against FCA for the death of a four-year-old in a Jeep fire.
- Our product liability attorneys take Jeep fire cases against FCA on a contingency fee basis. You only pay when we win.
Why You Need a Lawyer
After a Jeep Liberty fire due to a defective gas tank, you might have grounds for a product liability claim against FCA. Be aware, however, the vehicle manufacturer has a powerful legal team to help it refute liability. Handling your case alone could lead to issues such as FCA denying your valid claim or offering far less than your serious injuries demand. Hiring an attorney, on the other hand, can enable you to bring a strong and aggressive case against FCA that may result in greater compensation.
Are Jeep Liberty Fires a Vehicle Defect?
Fiat Chrysler America had to answer for its Jeep Liberty fires after investigations found the sources of the fires to be defective plastic fuel tanks in the rear of the vehicles. Crash and fatality investigations concluded that had the fuel tanks been in a different location, catastrophic fires and explosions likely would not have happened. In 2013, after a major federal safety investigation linked more than 50 deaths to the defect, FCA recalled 1.56 million Jeeps, including 2002 to 2007 Jeep Libertys. The recommended recall, however, was 2.7 million Jeeps.
If you were in a 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty that caught on fire or exploded in a rear-end collision, you may have a case against FCA. A product liability claim based on the defective fuel tank may force the manufacturing company to take accountability for its dangerous vehicles and negligent failure to remedy the issue. A successful case could end in compensation for the losses you and your family suffered in a Jeep fire, including the death of a loved one.
What Is Your Case Worth?
At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we recognize the immense damages families can suffer from defective Jeep Libertys. We work hard to get the results we know our clients need to move forward. If your Jeep Liberty caught on fire or exploded when someone struck the rear fuel tank, you may have suffered significant injuries such as third-degree burns or loss of limb. We can help you seek fair compensation for your losses.
- Lifelong health care expenses
- Disability expenses and related lost wages
- Travel expenses and out-of-pocket costs
- Property damage repairs/vehicle replacement
- Physical pain, mental suffering and emotional trauma
We believe Fiat Chrysler America should take responsibility for its defective Jeep Libertys – especially those it negligently failed to recall even after the federal investigation. Our passionate attorneys will fight relentlessly in and out of the courtroom to hold FCA accountable and to push for safety improvements on a larger scale. It is our mission to safeguard customers’ rights and ultimately prevent future tragedies.
Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love was recently in a Jeep Liberty fire that caused serious injuries or deaths, we can help. Contact Butler Wooten & Peak LLP to request a free product liability claim evaluation near you. Use our online portal or call (866) 615-8140 today to speak to a Jeep fire attorney.