Toyota settles $3M sudden acceleration case

Automotive manufacturer Toyota reached a deal in a sudden acceleration case in the United States last Friday after an Oklahoma jury declared the company responsible for the 2007 Camry crash that killed one woman and injured another.

As a result of the settlement, Toyota has agreed to pay around $1.6 billion in economic losses, which could include repair costs or lowered value costs, over the acceleration issues, but did not cover any personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. However, the jury did order the company to pay $3 million to the victims.

According to the lawsuit, software malfunctions in the electronic throttle control system of the victim’s 2005 Camry caused the vehicle to become uncontrollable, resulting in her death in a car accident.

The Camry has not been included in Toyota’s recently issued recalls.

If you too have been injured by a defective vehicle in New York, talk with an attorney from Hach & Rose, LLP. We can help you explore your legal options and possibly begin taking action against the negligent manufacturer. Get in touch today by calling (212) 779-0057.


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