Find out if you have a Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration Personal Injury legal claim
Select models of Toyota and Lexus vehicles have been identified with a gas pedal defect that causes the vehicle to accelerate suddenly when the pedal becomes lodged under the floor mat. In addition to the floor mat problem, a report issued by Quality Control Systems Inc. suggests that Toyota vehicles with electronic throttle control systems (ETCS-i) generated a higher number of complaints for sudden acceleration than the same models without the ETCS-i system. The sudden acceleration from either of these defects may result in the driver being unable to slow the vehicle for a period of time.
As of February 17, 2010, 37 fatalities from 29 accidents linked to Toyota sudden acceleration have been reported to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The number of complaints is expected to rise as more accidents are linked to the sudden acceleration defect.
In January 2010, over two-thirds of Toyota’s lines of vehicles were recalled because of gas pedal and floor mat flaws, the largest ever recall from the company. If you own one of the following vehicles affected by the recall, please contact your local dealership for recall and repair information.
- 2005 – 2010 Avalon
- 2007 – 2010 Camry
- 2009 – 2010 Corolla
- 2008 – 2010 Highlander
- 2007 – 2010 Lexus ES350
- 2006 – 2010 Lexus IS250
- 2009 – 2010 Matrix
- 2004 – 2009 Prius
- 2009 – 2010 RAV4
- 2008 – 2010 Sequoia
- 2005 – 2010 Tacoma
- 2007 – 2010 Tundra
- 2009 – 2010 Venza
Do you believe that you or a loved one was injured as a result of a Toyota or Lexus vehicle experiencing sudden unintended acceleration? If so, Goldberg & Osborne can help.
The law firm of Goldberg & Osborne is dedicated to helping injured people nationwide and is currently accepting cases for Toyota or Lexus sudden unintended acceleration victims. For a FREE case evaluation, please call us toll-free at 1-800-THE-EAGLE (1-800-843-3245) or submit a short and simple online case form here. If you choose to submit a case inquiry through this website, a legal assistant will call you to obtain information so our attorneys can evaluate your potential claim.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as the result of Toyota or Lexus sudden unintended acceleration, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer for your injuries. All states have time limits in which cases must be filed or they will be forever barred. Therefore, it is crucial you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately.