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Toyota Settles Sudden Acceleration Case After Guilty Verdict

In 2007, Jean Bookout was at the wheel of her 2005 Camry with her friend Barbara Schwartz. The friends exited an Oklahoma highway before Ms. Bookout discovered she could not stop her car. The vehicle sped through an...more

Court of Appeal Upholds Judgment in Favor of County Based on Design Immunity Defense

A driver of a vehicle that collided with another vehicle at an intersection brought a lawsuit against a county asserting a claim of dangerous condition of public property. The court of appeal affirmed the judgment of the...more

Washington Supreme Court corrects lower court ruling on faulty road design case leading to injury car crash

This month, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Skagit County may not escape liability for faulty road design that led to a car crash in which the passenger was seriously injured, merely because the driver was also...more

Types Of Automotive Defects

Auto accidents happen for a variety reasons, including speeding, tailgating, driver distraction and reckless driving. Yet what you might not realize is that car accidents are sometimes caused by vehicle manufacturers....more

Injured By The Airbag In Your Car

Chrysler recently issued a recall for 919,000 Jeep sport utility vehicles after there were reports of problems with the airbags. Apparently, 215 customers complained that airbags deployed even though no accident occurred....more

Product Liability Claims Based on Faulty Airbags in San Diego Collisions

An airbag can be a vital piece of vehicle safety equipment that prevents debilitating injuries or even wrongful death. When airbags malfunction because of a defect in the design or manufacturing process, they may fail to...more

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