Court docs: oil change contributed to customer's truck catching fire

By John Suayan | Feb 1, 2019

HOUSTON – Alleging that her pickup truck caught on fire following an oil change, Deer Park resident Mary Sue Buckland has pursued legal action in Harris County District Court.

Buckland’s lawsuit, which was filed on Jan. 30 in the 334th District Court, blames the inferno that occurred on Dec. 1, 2017 on Allied Lube Texas, L.P. and Allied Lube, Inc., both doing business as Jiffy Lube #2130, and Jiffy Lube International, Inc.

“The fire was the direct result of the defendants’ knowing, negligent, reckless, grossly negligent, and improper service of the vehicle,” court filings say.

Buckland recalls leaving the respondents’ business located at 6919 Spencer Hwy. in Pasadena when her truck burst into flames, stating that she was fortunate to bring the vehicle to a stop albeit in an active lane of traffic.

She purportedly suffered from “severe and disabling smoke inhalation” for which she sought treatment at the hospital.

Describing the blaze as “horrific,” the complainant says that she lost all her belongings in the truck.

Consequently, she seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

The law firm Walden Reynard PLLC in Beaumont is representing Buckland.

Harris County 334th District Court Case No. 2019-07387

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