Toyota has reached a $1.2 billion settlement with the Justice Department over faulty accelerators on cars they refused to recall. The largest penalty ever imposed on an automobile company, the settlement is a direct result of Toyota’s blatant misleading of the American public and failure to address the safety concerns over their defective product.
Placing profit over even a shred of human decency, Toyota ran an aggressive marketing campaign stating that no one was in any danger from the accelerators. In fact, the company continued to manufacture new vehicles with the defective part, despite their full knowledge that it could be deadly. It was this level of gross negligence that led the Justice Department to seek such a heavy fine in this case.
Holding Irresponsible Companies Accountable
Bakersfield personal injury lawyer Mickey Fine has been protecting the rights of people injured by irresponsible companies for over 20 years. He has no tolerance for corporate negligence and is prepared to take these cases as far as necessary to help victims get every penny they are due.
To schedule a free case evaluation with our experienced Bakersfield personal injury lawyer, please contact the Law offices of Mickey Fine today. We serve victims of negligence throughout California from our offices in Bakersfield and Manhattan Beach.