The recent Tesla fire in Houston reportedly took four-plus hours to extinguish completely because of continued flareups. This highlights some of the challenges faced by auto manufacturers (and fire departments) as electric vehicles start to take over the roads, including unique issues related to lithium-ion fires. Dykema attorneys Deron Wade, Jeff Cox and Rebekah Hudgins recently presented a litigation update addressing: “How Going All Electric May Impact the Future of Fire Litigation” (PowerPoint Slides – starting on Slide 21). The first portion of the update addressed: “A Discussion of Jury Selection and Juror Attitudes in the Post-COVID World.”
If you have any questions about electric vehicle litigation and liability risks or Dykema’s nationally renowned automotive product liability team, contact the presenters Deron Wade or Jeff Cox, or Mike Carey. For more information on Dykema’s comprehensive automotive industry practice, contact Laura Baucus, Director of Dykema’s Automotive Industry Group.