2004 Chevy Blazer Fire

On June 26, 2015, Dakota Wilkins received 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 50 percent of her body when her 2004 Chevrolet Blazer burst into flames after being hit in the rear end by another vehicle. 

Plaintiffs alleged General Motors designed, engineered, manufactured, marketed, and distributed, placed into the stream of commerce and sold the defective fuel system, including the fuel tank equipped on the 2004 Chevrolet Blazer.  More specifically, the Blazer and its fuel system to include fuel tank were defective and unreasonably dangerous to Plaintiff in that both lacked adequate shielding for the fuel tank and that the leaf springs fanned out during the collision striking other fuel system components causing a fireball to erupt injuring Plaintiff.

Plaintiff settled with General Motors for a confidential amount.

 

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