Tuesday, May 19, 2009

California Family Files Wrongful Death Claim Against Toyota

In 1997, a single-vehicle car crash caused the death of an 18-month-old infant. The accident occurred when the baby’s mother lost control of the Toyota truck she was driving and ran off the road, hitting a tree.

The crash was later attributed to a defect in the Toyota’s steering relay rod, a problem that had been identified by the company and was the target of a later recall. However, the California family in this case claims that Toyota failed to properly notify them of the problem. The lawsuit goes on to criticize Toyota’s recall notification system, which statistics show typically results in only 30% of affected vehicles being repaired.

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