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Defective Design: Rear End Collision Causes Fire and Death

Bexar County, Texas: On or about December 23, 2011, a 2007 Dodge pickup, driven by Kenneth Broadnax, rear-ended Eddie Lacy who was driving a Honda Accord. The Accord then struck the vehicle in front of it and caused a domino effect with the two cars in front of it. The Honda Accord caught fire as a result of the rear-end collision and Ms. Eddie Lacy died as a result of the fire.

Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP filed a suit contending the 2005 Honda Accord EX’s fuel containment system was defective and unreasonably dangerous, and was a proximate cause of death. Honda failed to provide a sound and safe product to protect the safety of operators and passengers under foreseeable circumstances, and further failed to provide a product that included a reasonably safe design, manufacture and warning. This case settled for a confidential sum.