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New Jersey Car Accident Among Many that Could be Linked to Toyota Acceleration Problems

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Car accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Staten Island and Brooklyn New York.

If you drive a Toyota, you are probably concerned about all of the recalls involving Toyota vehicles, and rightly so.  The auto manufacturer, which previously had a strong reputation of producing quality vehicles, has been making major recalls of many of its models.  These Toyota recalls are not ones that should be taken lightly.

According to Toyota’s website, the auto manufacturer has announced two safety recalls that include some of its models.  Both recalls “address conditions related to the accelerator pedal.”  The following text was taken directly from the auto manufacturer’s website:

“The first recall, ‘Floor Mat Entrapment,’ regards the potential for an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat to interfere with the accelerator pedal and cause it to get stuck in the wide-open position.

The second recall, ‘Pedal,’ is being conducted because there is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal mechanisms may mechanically stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position.”

There have already been numerous reports of collisions connected with these defective Toyota vehicles.  A fatal New York car accident has a family questioning whether it is somehow connected with sudden acceleration.  In April 2002, a woman was sitting outside of Harrah’s casino when a Toyota Avalon, which was apparently out of control, crashed into her, killing the woman instantly.  An Eyewitness News investigation has brought up serious questions regarding what the auto manufacturer knew about its problem vehicles.

If you have been hurt in a car accident in New York that you believe was caused by a defective Toyota, you should contact a Staten Island personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr., at 718-701-2776 or toll free 800-310-5520.

A Toyota recall attorney from our office will review your case with you to help you determine the amount of compensation you are entitled to following your Toyota accident.