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Amarillo Globe News: Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP Sues Fire Truck Manufacturers

Jun 06, 2019

The Amarillo Globe News reported that a fire truck accident killed an Amarillo firefighter when its rear passenger door opened en route to a call and the firefighter was thrown out. Although the fire fighter did not have his seat belt on, records reveal that the door had a habit of opening while the truck was operating.

Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP alleged negligence on the parts of the fire truck manufactures and DaimlerChrysler, saying they designed the vehicle with a defective and dangerous door latch system, according to Amarillo Globe News.

Amarillo Globe called on Jeff Wigington, a partner with the firm who represents the parents of the deceased firefighter, for more information.

“(The parents) have always been interested in finding the truth, and the truth is the door should not have opened in this accident,” Wigington said. “If the door had stayed closed, their son would have been fine.”