If you are the owner of a Toyota and have been involved in an accident due to a manufacturer defect, you are not alone. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that almost 100 deaths since 2000 may be linked to sudden acceleration. They received over 6,000 complaints concerning sudden, unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles between 2000 and May 2010.
Toyota Corporation now faces over 300 lawsuits, including class action involving personal injury, death of economic loss. Over 8 million vehicles were recalled worldwide because of sticky gas pedals and misshapen floor mats. Toyota has agreed to pay a $16.4 million fine for not alerting auto-safety regulators quickly. Toyota will install advanced brake-override systems in all new models next year.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident because of Toyota defects, I urge you to contact an experienced Personal Injury attorney who can help you be compensated for any injuries or expenses incurred.