A Case About Car Oil Consumption
Toyota class action lawsuit claims that the emissions from Toyota cars are dangerous and could be harmful to people who drive them every day. The claims in this case have been renewed due to new scientific evidence. The original lawsuit was filed by the Center for Disease Control and Environmental Protection (CDC/EPA). This case is about whether or not the car manufacturer was negligent in relation to the emissions of their cars.
Toyota Class Action Lawsuit
The original complaint filed against the car maker states that the oil consumption in their cars was a direct result of their failure to build a car with modern safety features. The case was brought about by the claim that the car manufacturers knew about the danger of the emissions, yet did not take measures to reduce or eliminate them. In a class action lawsuit, a person filing the suit will join hundreds of thousands of other car owners. Class action lawsuits are cases where more than one person comes forward with the same complaint. The car manufacturer is not named in the lawsuit but it is suspected that they were negligent in relation to the safety of their vehicles.
The complaint in the Toyota class action lawsuit claims that the manufacturer failed to install catalytic converter blocks, a common safety device in modern vehicles.
A catalytic converter is used to reduce the toxic emissions produced by internal combustion engines. When an engine burns fuel internally, toxic by-products are formed as a byproduct of the chemical reactions occurring within the engine. There are numerous theories as to why catalytic converters should not be included in modern vehicles, but according to the lawsuit, the manufacturer knew that the emissions from these internal combustion engines posed a serious risk and did nothing to correct the situation.
The EPA is responsible for setting federal standards for car safety, but according to the complaint, they have known for years that these emissions posed a risk to human health.
The EPA conducted a study on the subject and discovered over 2021 instances of serious health risks associated with exposure to low levels of this toxin. Since this discovery the agency has required all cars and newer vehicles to have catalytic converter blocks, but car owners are not required to have them installed until their lawsuit is settled.
According to the Toyota Class Action lawsuit, if the plaintiff wins their case this will cover all medical expenses and funeral expenses that may result from the wrongful death of the car owner.
The damages that can be awarded in this case also include lost wages, past and future funeral expenses, funeral arrangements and burial costs. Other damages that could be awarded include pain and suffering, past and future loss of earning capacity, past and future care costs, and similar compensation to be awarded in similar cases.
The manufacturer of the Toyota Class Action lawsuit will be responsible for correcting this horrible defect once and for all.
It is hoped that other car manufacturers will learn from this tragic accident and follow suit. Every child deserves to live a full life and this is one lawsuit that is worth filing. Your child did not deserve to die from being mistreated because of oil consumption errors. This has been a case that has been haunting Toyota for a very long time, so do not wait for your turn to file your claim.