A draft of a bill in the House Energy and Commerce committee will require
all new cars to have "Black Boxes" installed to record information
60 seconds before and 15 seconds after a crash. The legislation would
also require cars to have a brake override system which stops a car from
sending power to the engine when both the gas and brake are being pressed
simultaneously.This was prompted by the recent
Toyota sudden unintended acceleration cases, and the recall of over 8 million vehicles because of accelerator and
The proposed legislation would also eliminate the cap on civil penalties
a manufacturer could face.
Had these new standards been implemented earlier some of our clients may
have avoided devastating injuries they incurred. If you've had injuries
you believe were the result of a defect
Contact an attorney to protect your rights.