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“Bellweather” sudden acceleration case against Toyota begins

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The death of Noriko Uno became the first case to be tried by federal court to determine if Toyota should be held liable for alleged uncontrolled acceleration in its vehicles, a July 22 report said.

The case of Uno, who after her car accidentally sped up and crashed, is considered the “bellwether” case in a sea of claims by motorists that certain Toyota vehicles had defects that caused them to suddenly speed up unintentionally. The Uno trial is expected to last for two months and will almost certainly be cited as precedent in other claims filed in different state courts. The focus of the Uno trial will likely be the question of why the Toyotas sold in the U.S. did not have accelerator override mechanisms designed to override the gas pedal when the brake is stepped on simultaneously.

Defective vehicles can cause extremely serious injuries and endanger their occupants. If this happens to you in Appleton, our lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help you obtain compensation from the manufacturer due to negligence in manufacturing and design. To learn more about your legal options, call 800-242-2874 today.