Wick & Trautwein, LLC
Call Today
Local: 970-237-5694
Toll Free: 866-686-1410

Jury to decide case that led to massive Toyota recalls

In the last few years, Toyota Motor Corporation has had to defend itself from a slew of lawsuits stemming from sudden accelerations that resulted in tragic accidents. Many may recall the horrific accidents in California and Utah where Camry based vehicles accelerated to over 100 miles per hour and crashed, despite drivers’ frantic efforts to get the cars to stop.

Since then, Toyota has paid more than $1 billion to settle several wrongful death suits and consumer protection actions brought by disgruntled customers who saw the value of their vehicles plummet because of mass recalls.

In the midst of the many lawsuits, one wrongful death suit is yet to be settled. In fact, the 2009 crash that killed Noriko Uno (and initially led to the recalls) is set to be determined by a jury. Jurors heard closing arguments in the case where Uno’s heirs claimed that Toyota was negligent in failing to install a brake override system that would have allowed her to stop her car that sped out of control after an accident.

Toyota claims that it was not at fault, and that it was Uno’s actions in mistaking the gas pedal for the brake that ultimately led to her death. Further, Toyota claims that a brake override system would have prevented the accident.  Nevertheless, the automaker issued a recall to install override systems in all U.S. based Camrys that did not have them.

It will be interesting to see how the jury finds, and what damages (if any) are awarded.

Source: LA Times.com, Toyota, driver's family differ on cause of fatal 2009 crash, September 30, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Lead Counsel Rated | LC
  • BBB | Accredited Business
  • 10 Best 2017 Attorney | Client Satisfaction | American Institute Of Family Law Attorneys
  • Preeminent AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | PeerReviewRated
  • Best's Client Recommended Insurance Attorneys Listed Over 25 Year
  • Expertise Best car accident Attorneys in fort collins 2018

Fort Collins Office
323 South College Avenue #3
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Toll Free: 866-686-1410
Phone: 970-237-5694
Fax: 970-482-8929
Fort Collins Law Office Map

Estes Park Office
513 Big Thompson Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone: 970-586-3505
Fax: 970-586-3269
Estes Park Law Office Map

Windsor Office
421 Main Street
Windsor, CO 80535

Toll Free: 866-686-1410
Map & Directions

Review Us
Providing You With The Information You Need To
Make The Right Choices For Your Future

We Take Your Emails Seriously

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy