On February 24, Toyota Motor Corp. announced a recall of approximately 2.17 million vehicles in the U.S. because accelerator pedals could potentially become trapped in floor mats or jammed in driver’s side carpeting, causing the vehicle to accelerate unexpectedly and could result in a deadly car crash. According to Philly.com, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has asked Toyota to recall these additional vehicles after a review of Toyota’s documents.
For more information, go to http://www.toyota.com/recall.
Innocent consumers can be seriously injured or killed by a defect in an automobile. These defects often include seatbelt and seat back failures, defective tires and tread separation, defective air bags, and defective door latches. These defects can result in SUV rollover accidents, roof crushes, driver or passenger ejections, and gas tank explosions, all of which can be severe or even fatal.
The personal injury lawyers at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP represent clients in Pennsylvania who are the victims of an auto manufacturers’ negligence. We have a long, successful history of representing Pennsylvania auto product liability cases, including serious injury and wrongful death. Some factors that are important in making these determinations in an auto product liability case include known recalls, recognized safety standards knowledge of potential defects, warnings about auto use, and whether or not the operator was in any way negligent.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed because of an automobile’s defective part, the manufacturer may be liable for the accident as well as resulting injuries or death, in addition to related losses under Pennsylvania auto product liability law. The Philadelphia auto product liability attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP have the experience and knowledge necessary to get our clients the compensation they deserve. Call 888-684-2374 today for a free consultation.