Cole Portis: Grease Trap Law Should be Nationwide

| Serious Injuries, Negligence

After another toddler was killed by falling into a restaurant’s unsecured grease trap, Beasley Allen’s Cole Portis tells Spectrum News the heartbreaking story hits close to home. Portis is the Section Head of the firm’s Personal Injury and Products Liability Section and represents the family of Sadie Grace Andrews, who died after falling into an unsecured grease trap at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream in Auburn, Alabama, in 2017.

Her death prompted a new state law named after Sadie Grace that requires more secure grease trap covers with locking mechanisms strong enough to withstand the weight of a person or vehicle without opening accidentally. Portis said Andrews’ mom hopes to get Sadie’s law enacted nationwide.

Cole Portis, Beasley Allen Attorney
Cole Portis

Cole is the firm's Personal Injury Section Head.

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