Have you or someone you know been in a car wreck resulting in catastrophic or very serious injuries? Even if the crash was your fault, if safety systems failed you may still be able to bring a claim against and sue the automaker based on the car’s defects.
In many cases, people don’t seek compensation following a serious accident where they are found to be at fault. They mistakenly believe that they are not entitled to damages for their own catastrophic injuries. However, just last month, a jury held Toyota responsible because the front seats in its expensive Lexus sedans were dangerously defective. The facts presented at trial revealed many serious injuries, often to children, because front seats in the sedans collapsed backwards into the rear passenger area in rear-end crashes. Toyota had known about these defects for over thirty years, but they failed to do anything to fix the problem.
The verdict highlighted the fact that regardless of who is at fault in an accident, automakers can still be held responsible for catastrophic injuries caused by the failure of their own safety systems.
If you think you have a case, or want to ask the experts, contact Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton for a free consultation. We have represented Oregonians injured in car crashes for over fifty years. You Have a Right to Justice.