Prominent Chicago injury law firm, Cavanagh Law Group is investigating potential product liability cases arising out of the Toyota recall. For weeks, the media has reported on disturbing evidence that Toyota withheld evidence of the number of complaints from sudden acceleration incidents. The company originally claimed that it started receiving complaints in 2007 but new evidence has revealed that complaints started as early as 2004. While Toyota issued a recall of certain vehicles in 2007, it originally blamed floor mats for sudden accleration problems. Last week, an internal Toyota memo from July, 2009 came to light. The memo revealed that Toyota saved $100 million by getting the government to allow it to replace floor mats in 55,000 vehicles as a solution to its sudden acceleration problem. While Congress investigates, there is a reported criminal investigation pending.
The attorneys at Cavanagh Law Group have handled significant product liability cases throughout their careers. Tim Cavanagh has obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements in product liability cases including a $4.5 million settlement in Taylor v. Chrysler and a $3 million settlement in Munoz v. Mack Trucks. The firm is currently prosecuting a number of significant product liability cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.