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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Attorneys from the Corpus Christi-based law firm of
Hilliard Muńoz Guerra LLP have been retained by the family of three Minnesota
residents killed in a 2006 crash involving a runaway Toyota Camry manufactured
by Toyota Motor Corp.
Attorney Robert Hilliard is investigating the 2006 incident on behalf of
Quincy Adams, whose son and grandson were killed in the crash; as well as
Bridgette Trice, whose daughter was killed.
\In June 2006, Koua Fong Lee was driving his Toyota Camry when it
unexpectedly accelerated before crashing into another car and killing Javis
Adams, 33, his son Javis Adams Jr., 10, and his niece Devyn Bolton, 7. Lee was
convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in October 2007 and sentenced to eight
years in prison.
The tragic story and potential legal issues for Toyota was profiled in a Feb.
22 feature on ABC News’ Good Morning America. The story includes
interviews with Hilliard, his clients, and Lee and his attorney.
Based on the recent news of unintentional accelerations in many Toyota
models, Lee and his attorneys now are seeking to have his case reexamined.
More than 2,000 complaints of sudden, unintended acceleration have been
reported to Toyota or various government agencies. Hilliard alleges that the
problem has led to hundred of accidents, 16 deaths and 243 injuries.
Hilliard currently is handling several cases involving people hurt or killed
by runaway Toyotas, including a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of all
Texas residents who have purchased Toyota and Lexus vehicles with faulty
electronic throttle control systems.
For more than 25 years, Hilliard Muńoz Guerra LLP has represented individuals
from across the United States in a variety of personal injury, breach of
contract, fraud and negligence claims. For more information, visit http://www.hmglawfirm.com/ or http://www.toyotasafetylawyer.com/.