Tuesday, March 16, 2010
New article on Toyota
Here is an interesting article called Toyota Finally Gets Around to Blaming the Victim on allegations by Toyota and others attempting to divert attention from the problems with Toyota cars by trying to place blame on others. Among those getting blamed are the drivers themselves, (particularly older drivers) and the "liberal mainstream press." But, those would-be culprits aside, who are everyone's favorite scapegoats?... You got it.... Those darn plaintiffs' lawyers! When all else fails, blame the lawyers. Listen, I am not naive enough to believe that there aren't some opportunist lawyers out there. There are; just are there are incompetent lawyers and dishonest lawyers. However, that has nothing to do with the issue here. And it certainly does not deny the fact that the history of tort litigation in this country has probably contributed to more safety features in cars than anything else, saving countless lives. I wish someone would write about that!... Oh wait. Someone has! I guess Toyota's apologists missed it. Take a look at this article in The Los Angeles Times.