In 2016, 19- year-old, Anthony Dunlap, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala when he hit a curb and the base of a traffic sign before overturning and catching fire. He burned to death after surviving the fiery car accident on Missouri Route 291 in the city of Independence.
Derek H. Potts, Founder and National Managing Partner of The Potts Law Firm, is representing Dunlap’s family in their lawsuit against GM for a defectively designed and manufactured automobile.
“Unfortunately, this case is yet another example of a dangerously defective and unsafe vehicle on our roadways,” Derek stated. “A driver of a motor vehicle should not survive an auto accident and then burn to death after the fact.”
One of the most terrifying things to experience is a vehicle fire. Vehicles run primarily on flammable materials, and many causes of vehicle fires are attributed to defective fuel tanks and fuel systems. Many victims of these defects have suffered terrible burn injuries and even death.
The Potts Law Firm works with experts all over the country to inspect vehicles after an accident and determine the cause of fire. The experienced auto defect lawyers at The Potts Law Firm believe in holding automobile manufacturers accountable for the safety of their vehicles. If you or a loved one were harmed in an accident involving an automobile defect, contact The Potts Law Firm to schedule your free consultation with one of our product liability attorneys.
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