Jeep Fire Case Leads to Donation to Center for an Auto Safety

After Judgment in Jeep Fire Case Affirmed, Clients Make Donation to Center for Auto Safety

Our clients lost their young son in 2012 when the Jeep Grand Cherokee that he was riding in was struck from the rear by another vehicle. The Jeep’s gas tank was located in the extreme rear of the vehicle and burst upon impact, leaking gasoline that caught fire. Their son, Remington Walden, did not survive the fire.

The Center for Auto Safety (“CAS”), founded by Ralph Nader, has long been the leader in the fight for auto safety.  Once led by the late Clarence Ditlow and now led by Executive Director Jason Levine, CAS is the go-to source for governmental and media people who want the truth about auto safety. CAS has been gathering information about these rear-tank Jeeps for decades, and filed the initial petition that ultimately led to a NHTSA investigation into 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees, 1993-2001 Jeep Cherokees, and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberties.

Our clients have made a very generous contribution to CAS, which has created the “Remington Walden Auto Safety Fund.”  We are not publicizing the number because we don’t want our clients to be repetitively asked for donations by every local nonprofit or religious institution, but we are very proud, and CAS is very pleased.

CAS has long supported auto safety, and those of us who work to further auto safety generally have—and must continue to—support CAS.