$14M verdict levied against Korean automaker in airbag defect trial

Posted on Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 9:56 am    

A court verdict awarded by a U.S. jury stated that Hyundai Motor Co is to pay a Virginia man, who suffered traumatic brain damage after the side airbags in his Hyundai vehicle failed to deploy in an accident, $14 million.

After eight hours of deliberation in the Pulaski County state court, jurors awarded Zachary Duncan and his family the $14 million verdict on June 28. According to the lawsuit, the airbag in the Hyundai Tiburon 2008 did not deploy due to the wrong placement of sensors in the vehicle.

The automaker said they will file for an appeal in court.

Sustaining serious injuries like brain damage due to defective vehicle can be devastating. However you may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer for such injuries. If you’ve been injured by an auto defect in Oklahoma, contact the legal team of Abel Law Firm at 1-800-739-ABEL to discuss your options.

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