Last October, a family was traveling on I-5 in Orange County when their 1998 Dodge Caravan’s rear tire blew out. After they made an emergency stop, a gas leak near the blown tire ignited, engulfing the car in flames. Several members of the family suffered severe and permanently disfiguring burns.

A product liability lawsuit brought against Chrysler and Pasadena-based dealership Rusnak, alleges that Chrysler was aware of the Caravan’s defective, unsafe fuel tank and fuel filler neck assembly prior to and during the manufacture of the vehicle. Even worse, Chrysler failed to heed an official action by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and proceeded with the unsafe fuel system design to save money.

You should be aware of the long history of car manufactures not warning consumers of potential dangers.  The product liability attorneys at Hodes Milman have developed the skills and knowledge necessary to face the large legal teams hired by car manufacturers. We can help you obtain the highest financial compensation allowed under the law for your injuries. If you have been injured in an accident and believe your vehicle’s design may be to blame, call us toll-free at (949) 640-8222 or submit the contact form via our website,, for a free consultation.