Toyota Unintended Acceleration Accidents
Product Liability Lawyers in New York City
Defective accelerator systems in Toyota vehicles have led to numerous fatalities and serious injuries across the country. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a Toyota vehicle, our experienced New York auto defect attorneys can talk you through your legal rights to compensation.
Our INVOLVEMENT in These Cases
We are pleased to announce that on May 14, 2010, a firm attorney was appointed to the Toyota Plaintiffs' Liaison Committee for Personal Injury/Wrongful Death in the federal consolidated litigation In Re: Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, presided over by the Honorable James V. Selna, United States District Judge for the Central District of California Plaintiffs' Liaison Committee. View the Judge's appointment.
A firm attorney was recently interviewed about the Toyota cases by Bloomberg.
If you would like to enlist our firm's services, call (888) 260-0473 and ask to schedule a free case evaluation.
Runaway Toyota Cars
Toyota has recalled over 5 million vehicles because of defects that cause the cars to accelerate out of control. Hundreds of people have reported experiencing this problem and dozens have been killed and injured as a result of it. Initially, Toyota blamed the problem on floor mat interference with the accelerator pedal, while the second recall claimed it was from worn out or sticky accelerator pedals. Many experts believe that the real defect lies in the electronic throttle control assembly that is common to many Toyota vehicles (both within and outside of the recalled vehicles).
We are committed to ending these accidents
At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, our New York auto defect lawyers treat victims of these accidents with the compassion they deserve.
When a vehicle suddenly accelerates, the results can be tragic, including:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death
Some of our clients include a family filing a lawsuit against Toyota after being seriously injured when their brand new 2009 Toyota RAV-4 suddenly accelerated on a busy highway in upstate New York. Fortunately, they survived the accident but will have to live with the consequences of the injuries for the rest of their lives. Their story was featured on ABC News on several occasions. We will remain on the forefront of this litigation until all of these dangerous vehicles are removed from American roadways.