This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that the sudden acceleration problem in Toyota and Lexus cars was not the result of electronic failures. The reason that is big news is because it confirms the original belief that the issues stemmed from mechanical problems.
The Toyota recalls are examples of several types of legal issues. Unfortunately, many people in the South Florida and Fort Lauderdale, Florida were affected by the product defects, in which the floor mat interfered with braking or the accelerator pedal was sticking. This is the products liability aspect of the recall. Simply put, the Toyota product was defective and dangerous, affecting drivers in Fort Lauderdale and throughout the country.
The Toyota defective product also resulted in numerous car accidents. If the crash was the result of the malfunctioning pedal, then Toyota may be liable for the injuries and damages, because of its alleged negligence of Toyota to bring a faulty product to the marketplace. An unexpected car crash where the car suddenly accelerates is absolutely terrifying, and the impact of such a crash can result in severe injuries. Again, Toyota may be liable for the injuries that the victims suffered, if the alleged defective Toyota car was the reason for the crash.
We have heard several horrifying stories about those injured by the Toyota sudden acceleration problems, not only locally in Weston, Pembroke Pines, and Plantation, but also in many other cities throughout Florida and the country. We hope that the automotive industry uses this terrible incident as an opportunity to improve safety standards, ensuring that only the safest and highest quality cars pass quality control testing.
For further discussion regarding this topic or to discuss other products liability issues, please feel free to contact the Fort Lauderdale injury lawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-877-529-0444.