The auto products liability attorneys at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys have represented numerous car accident victims who have suffered debilitating injuries as a result of defective auto products. A number of the cases we have dealt with in the recent past have involved car and SUV rollovers. Bloomberg News in a recent article says Toyota Motor Corp. is now facing demands to reopen rollover crash cases it won or settled. This is because of accusations by a former company lawyer that the car maker had concealed records sought by plaintiffs and their attorneys in over 300 lawsuits involving SUV rollover accidents.
Deception Alleged in SUV Rollover Cases
The whistle blower in this case is Dimitrios Biller, who sued Toyota in a Los Angeles court last month alleging that the auto maker destroyed engineering and testing evidence relevant to more than 300 suits concerning SUV rollover accidents. Biller apparently managed Toyota’s electronic document discovery program. Biller and his attorney are asking the courts to reopen every case resolved by Toyota in the last 10 years.
Biller says he had a “mental breakdown” as he managed records for Toyota litigation between 2003 and 2008 because he was constantly fighting company executives who wanted to hide the data. Biller’s complaint states that Toyota is and has “engaged in a systematic pattern and practice of discovery abuses and criminal acts against plaintiffs in litigation against the Toyota entities.” Toyota spokespersons have denied these allegations.
Serious Auto Product Liability Issues
These are of course extremely serious allegations against Toyota. Our firm has already started going back to the verdicts and settlements involving our clients in order to study them in light of this new information.
Senior Partner Brian Chase is determined to fully investigate all Toyota cases handled by Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, which may be affected, should Biller’s allegations be justified. His new auto defect book, “Still Unsafe At Any Speed,” is recommended for all accident victims on the Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys Website.
“We’re in the process of pulling past and pending Toyota cases,” he said. “This is an opportunity for us to obtain justice for victims of these auto product defects.”
If it is determined that Toyota concealed this information, Chase says, it would be a shocking abuse of trust and continuing evidence of overwhelming corporate greed, adding on to the list of scandals we’ve been seeing in the last five years.
Our job as personal injury lawyers and consumer attorneys assumes greater significance at a time when product manufacturers repeatedly put profits before people.
There’s no question that we’ll be following this case with great interest. The California car accident lawyers at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys have also handled and continue to handle product liability cases against Toyota, specifically involving the Toyota 4Runner, which is mentioned in Biller’s lawsuit. The lawsuit demands test data on restraints, stability and driver handling for the Toyota 4Runner model.
A number of Toyota product liability cases involve consumers who have suffered serious personal injury. They have been paralyzed and disabled for life as a result of catastrophic rollover accidents. These victims do not deserve to be cheated and lied to–they deserve justice.
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