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Court orders Hyundai to pay $14M for airbag defect

A federal court in Virginia recently ordered Hyundai Motor Co. to pay $14 million to a man who suffered brain damage after the airbag of his car failed to deploy in an accident.

In a grueling deliberation that lasted almost eight hours on June 28, jurors in Pulaski County court found out that Zachary Duncan’s brain damage was caused by the airbag in his 2008 Hyundai Tiburon failing to work after the vehicle crashed into a tree in 2010. According to the lawsuit, the airbag did not deploy because the sensors were misplaced in the car.

One of Duncan’s lawyers said the airbag defect was also present in 2003 through 2008 models of the Hyundai Tiburon.

Sustaining brain damage due to an airbag failure or other auto defect that causes an accident can have serious repercussions. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Discuss filing a lawsuit and pursuing compensation if you’ve been in an auto accident in Wisconsin with the legal team of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.