Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2013
The first bellwether trial against auto giant Toyota is set to begin, according to a new report from NBC, and the results of this case may play a substantial role in determining the outcome of future, similar lawsuits. The case involves accusations of a defect in certain Toyota models, which reportedly causes vehicles to accelerate unexpectedly. According to esteemed car accident lawyer Jeff Nadrich, the upcoming case has serious implications.
“Bellwether trials are specifically played out to determine trends in a particular legal situation,” according to Nadrich, “and the results of early trials can have a tremendous impact on the cases that follow. In other words, the outcome of the first trial can be of great consequence for those plaintiffs still waiting for their own trials to begin. That's why these cases are so critically important.”
Nadrich also believes that Toyota bears legal responsibility, and he urges victims who have not come forward to contact a qualified car accident attorney. “For its part, Toyota still contends that its vehicles are safe, and ultimately the court will decide if it agrees with the manufacturer. But I'm deeply concerned about the 80 plaintiffs whose lives have been forever changed or even ended by sudden acceleration. I believe that these plaintiffs will prevail in court.”
According to NBC, the first trial is expected to last about 2 months. The case surrounds 66-year-old Noriko Uno, who died after her 2006 Camry suddenly accelerated to speeds of about 100 mph on a residential street. Her vehicle struck a telephone pole and a tree as she struggled in vain to get it under control.
Toyota asserts that there are no defects associated with the Camry models in question, according to NBC. The automaker blames the incidents on driver error, stuck accelerators and floor mats that become wedged beneath the gas pedal.
About Nadrich & Cohen: Jeffrey Nadrich is a car accident attorney with Nadrich & Cohen, a California based law firm with offices in 18 locations across the state. Nadrich & Cohen handles all types of wrongful death and serious injury accident cases, and victims are encouraged to call 1-800-718-4658 for a free consultation with a Nadrich & Cohen attorney.
NBC Los Angeles: Toyota Sudden Acceleration Case Set to Begin in California; July 23, 2013