Hyundai to pay $14 million in airbag defect trial
In early July, a U.S. federal court ordered automaker Hyundai Motor Co. to pay a Virginia man and his family $14 million in damages after he sustained traumatic brain damage in a car accident 3 years ago.
The Federal court in Pulaski County ruled after an eight hours of deliberation that Zachary Duncan sustained brain damage due to the airbag in his 2008 Hyundai Tiburon failing to deploy in an accident. According to investigations into the accident, wrong placement of sensors caused the airbag to not deploy when the vehicle hit a tree.
A spokesman for the automaker said they disagree with the verdict and intend to file an appeal.
Sustaining traumatic brain damage or other serious injuries due to auto defects, such as defective airbags, can be devastating. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation that helps cover the losses and expenses brought on by such injuries. Contact the legal team of Ravid & Associates, P.C. by calling (248) 948-9696 to better understand your legal options if you’ve been harmed in such an accident.