According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, “A Los Angeles County jury has awarded $10 million to the family of an Upland woman whose 2006 Toyota Camry accelerated out of control and crashed, killing her. But in an unexpected twist, the verdict came entirely against a woman, Olga Belo, who crashed into the Toyota, setting off the accident. Toyota was absolved of any responsibility by the jury.”
The verdict definitely marks a victory for the automaker, which has spent a lot of time and money defending itself against allegations that its vehicles suffer from dangerous unintended acceleration. The company is very happy that the jury did not rule that its vehicle contributed to the deadly accident.
Toyota has many similar trials in which they are or will be defending their cars, however, according to the article, the verdict in this particular case may not be a strong indicator of the outcomes of future trials.
If you or someone you know has been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident that may have been the fault of another driver’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the NYC law offices of Alvin H. Broome and Associates to discuss your case with us. We are here to help you.