Georgia Sudden Acceleration Attorneys

Columbus Toyota Defect Attorneys

As Toyota's sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) and braking problems continue to grow, many are wondering: How big is the problem, and how long has Toyota known about it? The available data suggest the problem is large and goes back more than a decade.

At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our Georgia sudden acceleration lawyers have the experience and resources to effectively handle vehicle defect cases. We have been involved in these types of cases long before the recent news about Toyota. Our record of verdicts and settlements includes a $2 million jury verdict against Toyota in a 1992 case involving sudden unintended acceleration in a 1988 Corolla. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of sudden unintended acceleration, don't hesitate to contact us.

Identifying the Causes of Accelerator and Brake Defects

Certain Toyota and Lexus models have gotten a lot of public attention recently for accelerating when drivers are not pressing the accelerator and failing to slow down when drivers are pressing the brake. There may be multiple causes of these problems, including the following:

  • Dangerous floor mat designs
  • Defects in the accelerator pedal mechanism
  • Failures in the electronic throttle control system

What's tragically clear is that preventable injuries and deaths are continuing to occur as a result of Toyota and Lexus vehicles accelerating out of control or failing to stop. It is also likely that this problem extends to vehicles that are not currently subject to Toyota's recalls.

Attorneys With a Track Record in Auto Defect Cases

Over more than a decade, Toyota and Lexus customers have made thousands of complaints about sudden unintended acceleration, sticky pedals, cruise control errors and related defects. Our firm has been paying attention to this issue long before it came into the public eye, and our attorneys are currently investigating several recent incidents involving this defect on behalf of consumers.

Experience matters. Results matter. If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one as a result of an accelerator or brake problem, contact us today for a free case evaluation.