If you drive a Toyota Prius, Camry, Avalon, Tacoma, Tundra, Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Highlander, Venza or RAV4, you may need a personal injury lawyer in the near future. Why? Toyota has now recalled over six million vehicles in the United States for sudden or unintentional acceleration issues and product defect problems. Federal officials have linked over 30 deaths to acceleration problems in Toyota cars, and many Toyotas are still out there on the road. If you are in an accident with a Toyota vehicle and experience severe, permanent or catastrophic injuries, a personal injury attorney could help you receive full compensation for your injuries.
One of the top personal injury claims are car and truck accidents, and the incidence of road traffic personal injury claims will most likely rise as more people start to realize their Toyota car accident was most likely neither their fault or the other driver’s fault. Because it has been reported that consumers and Toyota owners have reported sudden acceleration problems since before 2000, the Toyota corporation could be guilty of negligence, wrongful conduct or wrongful death due to defective products and should be responsible for compensating victims and their families for their suffering in personal injury cases.
Personal injury cases fall under the area of law known as tort law. A tort is legally defined as a civil wrong or wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, from which injury occurs to another. In other words, personal injury cases are generally made when a victim suffers bodily injuries as a result of another’s wrongful actions.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Case Against Toyota?
Bodily injury can include any physical illness, pain or disability that affects your physical well being, and serious bodily injury is any physical harm which increases the risk of death or that causes disfigurement, impairment or loss of a body part or organ.
If you or a family member has suffered bodily injury, brain injury, burn, spine injury, other critical injury or a wrongful death due to stuck accelerator pedals, break issues or steering problems in one of the recalled Toyota vehicles, it is critical that you find a personal injury lawyer to look at your personal injury case immediately. Personal injury claims must be brought within a specific period of time following the accident. This is called a statute of limitations and it varies for each state, but it is often a period of 2 years or less. If you miss this window, there is very little that can be done by you or your personal injury lawyer.
An experienced personal injury attorney will thoroughly examine your case, consult with the finest experts to help prove your wrongful death or injury case, and hold the negligent or reckless person, company or entity accountable for causing your accident.
Toyota has yet to release any statement that recommends drivers stop driving their Toyota cars and trucks. With so many Toyotas still out driving on the road, there is still a real risk of accident or death. If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident arising out of a Toyota defect, or caused by the negligence of another driver, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Passen & Powell is a Chicago personal injury attorney firm that believes everyone should receive full compensation for their injuries. Passen & Powell is the preeminent Chicago personal injury lawyer firm for cases involving catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. For a free consultation with one of our top-rated personal injury lawyers, call us at (312) 527-4500 or visit our website, PassenLaw.com.