Considered the “bellwether” case, as it is the first of many to go to trial regarding automaker Toyota’s liability regarding claims that its vehicles suddenly accelerated unintentionally, the trial for Noriko Uno began on July 22 with jury selection. The trial for Uno, who died in 2009, is expected to last for two months.
The results of this trial will go a long ways in determining fault in the other lawsuits claiming that certain Toyota vehicles may endanger its occupants by speeding up suddenly. According to these lawsuits, a defect in the electronic throttle control system of these vehicles causes the sudden acceleration. As such, a major focus of the Uno trial will be in determining why Toyota vehicles do not have a mechanism for overriding the accelerator when gas and brake pedals are stepped on at the same time.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., our legal team believes in fighting for the rights of victims in Wisconsin when a defective vehicle causes them or a loved one harm. Get in touch with us today by calling 800-242-2874 and find out how we may be able to help you.