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Dallas jury awards Dallas family $242 million for Lexus seat defects

A Texas jury has awarded $242 million to a Dallas family for damages after suing Toyota for their children injuries which they alleged to have been caused by defects in the front seats of their car.

Details of the Dallas, Texas lawsuit

According to multiple news outlets, the Dallas family involved in a rear-end car accident in September 2016, filed suit in Dallas, Texas with claims that the personal injuries sustained by their 3-year-old son, and their 5-year-old daughter were caused by defects in the front seats of their 2002 Lexus ES300. A statement released by the law firm representing the family noted that “…The automaker made a conscious decision to protect front-seat occupants from crash injuries like whiplash at the expense of rear-seat passengers.” A Dallas County jury determined that the seats were unreasonably dangerous and Toyota failed to warn of those dangers.

Common Types of Auto Defects Leading to personal injury after a car accident

  • Air bags that deploy when they should not
  • Fuel system defects
  • Electrical system problems that cause fires
  • Defective Brake
  • Tire defect
  • Child car seat defects
  • Windshield wipers defect
  • Headlights and taillights
  • Seatbelt defect
  • Defective steering components

Contact a Dallas personal injury lawyer to discuss your options

Auto defect claims can be complex. If you have been hurt in a Dallas car accident that was caused by a defective vehicle, it is important to consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Call The Patel Firm PLLC’s Dallas, Texas personal injury law office to speak with Minesh J. Patel, Dallas personal injury lawyer now. Mr. Patel aggressively represents personal injury victims of car accidents in Dallas, Texas caused by car defects. Don’t put justice on hold- call The Patel Firm PLLC today to begin down the path of recovery after suffering personal injury from Dallas car accident. You can call, text, or email the firm at any time. 24/7/365, someone at The Patel Firm PLLC is ready and waiting to speak with you. Reach out to us today.

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