Concord, NC asked in Personal Injury and Energy, Oil and Gas for North Carolina

Q: Can I sue a gas station for the pump not automatically turning off when the tank was full which lead to eye injury?

Can I bring a suit against a gas station for the pump not automatically turning off when the tank was full? My wife was pumping gas and the pump didn't turn off when the tank was full. She was sitting in the car when she noticed the gas spewing out of the side. When she went to remove the pump, the built in pressure in the tank cause gas to spray all over her clothes and in her eye.

Can I sue the gas station for faulty equipment that lead to eye injury (and missed work)?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I hope your wife is okay. It sounds like it could be a difficult case because there's a possibility it could involve costly engineering examination and testing of the release mechanism in the nozzle, among other parts of the system to determine if it was defective in some way. Some law firms could be apprehensive about such litigation costs. But the best way to answer your question is to reach out to attorneys and try to arrange a free initial consult. Good luck

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