First Toyota’s “bellwether” sudden acceleration trial commences

The first “bellwether case,” filed against Toyota by the family of Noriko Uno, who died in August 2009, began on Monday, July 22, with the selection of jurors. The family is suing  Toyota for product liability and negligence and seeks general and punitive damages.

Toyota, however, has stated that Uno’s Camry was not malfunctioning, but rather blamed the crash on stuck accelerators, floor mats that trapped the gas pedal, and drivers’ lack of oversight, saying that “a brake override system would not have prevented this accident”.

Uno was killed when her car unexpectedly sped up to 100 miles per hour and crashed into a median, a telephone pole, and a tree.

If you too have been injured by a defective Toyota or other vehicle in New York, call the lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057. We are dedicated to helping victims of other people’s negligence get the compensation they need, and may be able to help you.


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