South Korea-based automaker Hyundai Motor Co. was recently ordered by a federal court to pay $14 million to a man who suffered brain damage injuries in an accident three years ago.
After the court deliberated for over eight hours, the Pulaski County court ruled that a defective airbag was the cause of the severe brain damage Zachary Duncan sustained in an accident in 2010. According to court documents, the airbag of the Hyundai Tiburon 2008, driving by Zachary, did not deploy as the sensors were placed in the wrong positions.
According to a spokesperson for Hyundai, the company intends to file an appeal of the decision.
Unfortunately, many cars have defective parts, such as defective airbags, and designs, which can cause devastating injuries. If you’ve been affected by such an auto defect in Appleton, talk with a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. about your options for pursuing compensation by calling 800-242-2874.