Toyota to enter into $1.2 billion settlement over sudden acceleration issues

A report published by CNN on Wednesday, March 19 revealed that Toyota will pay around $1.2 billion to settle safety issues and for deliberately misleading customers and the government over concerns of sudden acceleration.

According to the agreement between the Justice Department and the Japanese car giant, the government will monitor Toyota while charges against the company are put off for three years. The agreement also included Toyota’s admission of deceiving U.S. authorities who investigated safety issues.

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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 Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys by calling (248) 948-9696 to better understand your legal options if you’ve been harmed in such an accident.