Virginia family gets $14 million from Hyundai

A Virginia family has won a lawsuit against Hyundai Motor America in connection with a defective airbag that left a teenage relative with traumatic brain damage.

According to court records, 16-year-old Zachary Duncan was driving his Hyundai Triburon car when he tried to pass a friend’s vehicle on February 27, 2010 but somehow lost control and veered to the side of the road at high speed, smashed a snow bank, and then crashed into a tree. He hit his head on the car’s roof railing because the side airbags failed to deploy. The resulting blow to his head led to his brain damage.

A jury ruled on Friday, June 28 that Hyundai had violated the implied warranty of merchantability which makes the car in question unreasonably dangerous to drive.

If you or someone you know has suffered harm in a car accident caused by a defective airbag or other vehicle defect in Dallas, let the lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter help you. Discuss your legal options and how we can help by calling (214) 457-1668 today.

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