Car manufacturer offers $1 Billion settlement in negligence lawsuits

Over the past several years, one of the largest car manufacturers, Toyota, has faced several lawsuits claiming that manufacturing defects in their cars have caused injury and death. Some car accident victims contend that the car company was negligent and produced dangerous cars that were prone to crash. The plaintiffs explain that the car crashes were caused by problems that were well-known to Toyota and should have been fixed. A personal injury law firm in New York City notes that the administration in charge of the car company may have been negligent in not reporting the hazardous condition to car owners, drivers and the government. Some insist that the cars should have been subject to an immediate dangerous product recall in order to prevent a car crash, accident injuries and wrongful death. An accident attorney warns that there are many types of hazardous product recalls every year that affect everything from a dangerous baby stroller and a deadly baby recliner to fish and other food recalls. The popular baby recliner that was recalled this past week was implicated in the deaths of several infants who fell out of them. The holiday season often sees product recalls of children’s toys that cause injury or pose a choking hazard for babies. Public safety experts say that the Toyota car recalls have involved many safety reasons, such as gas pedal acceleration issues and floor mats that dangerously slide around while driving. Find out more about the most recent car recall involving the steering shaft of a popular hybrid model here.

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