Toyota Confirms Settlement in Acceleration Case
Toyota agrees to settle a case after a jury returned a verdict for $3 million in favor of a plaintiff. The family of a victim in a 2007 crash brought the suit against Toyota alleging a defect in the manufacturer's electronics. Toyota agreed to settle the case in order to head off possible punitive damages. The jury's verdict stated that Toyota's electronic systems were responsible for the crash that killed the plaintiff. Many other plaintiffs have tried to successfully sue Toyota over this exact issue, and this recent settlement might embolden other plaintiffs to come forward.
Toyota has maintained that its vehicles possessed no defects during the period where Toyota vehicles were seen unintentionally accelerating on freeways and roads. This particular case largely depended on expert testimony from software engineers who convinced a jury that Toyota's electronic errors could have led to the death of the motorist in 2007. It is likely that many other plaintiffs around the country will use this approach in future litigation against Toyota.
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