Who will be held liable for my accident?
If you were injured in a Toyota car that unexplainably accelerated, you may have a lawsuit against the manufacturer. Some victims of Toyota unexplained acceleration have considered suing the parts supplier as well. The common theme among Toyota acceleration crash victims is that they feel they are not the ones liable for the accident. As the Toyota acceleration lawsuits have settled, it appears that maybe these victims were right.
What kind of compensation can I receive after the crash?
If you were injured in a Toyota acceleration car crash you could be eligible for a settlement from the manufacturer. Some victims may be able to receive money for past medical bills. There may also be money for future medical bills as well. Other victims may be able to receive money for lost wages. If you lost time at work from the accident, you could be owed that money. Some people may be eligible for money for pain and suffering. If your family lost a loved one from a Toyota acceleration crash, your family may be entitled to a settlement.
Previous Settlements and Verdicts
$1.1 Billion: Toyota has already settled one class action lawsuit for $1.1 billion. According to the Wall Street Journal, Toyota accepted no admission of fault for the acceleration related injuries.
$3 Million: Toyota lost two cases, each for $1.5 million. According to Auto Week, the jury found the electric system defective.
How many people have been injured in acceleration crashes?
At this point there is no clear answer as to how many people have been injured in acceleration crashes. Toyota has taken no responsibility for the unexplained acceleration at this point. That makes it hard to accurately determine just how many of these accidents are driver error or the electronic system malfunctioning.
Can I file a Toyota acceleration lawsuit?
There are legal deadlines called Statutes of Limitations that determine if you still have time to file a lawsuit. Each state may have different legal deadlines. There are lots of factors that should be determined to see if you are still within your time limits to file a lawsuit. Things such as where the accident occurred, when the accident occurred, or what state you live in could affect your chance to file a lawsuit.
How much does a Toyota acceleration lawyer cost?
Woods & Woods never charges a penny unless you win. Our fee is a percentage of the settlement and case expenses. If you lose, you owe us nothing. Woods & Woods Indiana defective product lawyers never bill by the hour or charge for a phone call. We will never ask for money upfront.
Why call Woods & Woods defective product lawyers?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has successfully represented thousands of injured victims and their families. In those decades we have offered aggressive representation against major corporations.
Woods & Woods is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Toyota, the Wall Street Journal, or Auto Week. Cases may be referred to other attorneys.