Toyota Is In the Spotlight Again
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Mar 09, 2010 in Defective Products
It has not been a positive year so far for Toyota. The company has been mired in controversy because of its massive recall of more than 8 million vehicles because of a problem with the accelerator pedals. The news of the recall was covered in the media relentlessly, and Toyota executives appeared before the United States Congress to explain the problems with the company that led to these recalls. Now comes word that reports are arising regarding deaths and serious injuries as a result of driving defective Toyota vehicles. Toyota recall lawyers are beginning to meet with consumers who have been harmed because of this Toyota recall, and the news could get worse for both Toyota and millions of consumers before it gets better.
The Dangers Caused by Defective Toyota Vehicles
The dangers caused by these defective Toyota vehicles can be as extreme as they are sudden. The accelerator pedals tend to stick close to the floor boards, and this leads to a sudden acceleration of the vehicle. This situation is particularly dangerous in several situations:
- When the defective Toyota is being driven in heavy traffic conditions
- When the defective Toyota is navigating through terrain that includes cliffs and bodies of water
- When the defective Toyota is being driven in tight spaces such as garages and parking spaces
Anyone who is either in the vehicle or nearby is instantly placed in a situation of danger, and these dangers clearly include the risk of serious injury and death.
The Options for Those Harmed by a Defective Toyota
When someone has been injured because of damage caused by a defective Toyota, his or her options are somewhat limited. Fortunately, those limited options include the possibility of pursuing a legal claim against the company. However, bringing a claim against an enormous international corporation can be difficult for someone without legal experience. If the case goes to court, the consumer would have to prove that the Toyota he or she was driving was defective and that this defect is what led, either directly or indirectly, to the injuries and damages caused.
Rather than attempt to handle this situation by yourself, you need the help of a Toyota recall lawyer who understands how to proceed when attempting to hold a large defendant accountable. Contact a Toyota recall lawyer at the law firm of Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation, as you need their help so you can concentrate on your recovery.