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Sudden Unintended Acceleration

People depend on vehicles for transportation many times each and every day. Even if we do not feel that our cars and trucks are operating in perfect working order, we still believe our vehicles will not malfunction and actually cause an accident. Sudden unintended acceleration is a complex problem that causes a vehicle to begin speeding regardless of the driver's commands.

Consumer Reports analyzed 5,916 reports on 2008 model-year vehicles made by concerned consumers. The study identified 166 separate instances in which a driver reported sudden unintended acceleration while driving, from idle, in park or in reverse. In these challenging and complex cases, it is crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side. We understand the obstacles you will face and can develop an effective case strategy.

The lawyers at Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, have built a history of representing clients through even the most complex product liability cases. Many drivers, passengers and innocent bystanders have been killed when vehicles suffer from sudden unintended acceleration. This acceleration can be caused by several automotive defects, including:

  • Poor pedal placement
  • Lack of a shift interlock
  • Floor mat interference
  • Mechanical or electromechanical defects
  • Electronic defects

Car Defects Attorneys Stamford

As vehicle safety and control systems rely more heavily on electronic components, it is more and more likely that these electronics can malfunction and place the driver in a dangerous and life-threatening situation. When a car's electronics cause a throttle to open wide, it can be challenging for a driver to bring the car under control. When this situation occurs on dangerous roads, inclement weather or heavy traffic, the results can be catastrophic.

Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, offers free consultations in all personal injury cases. For additional information about our experience and approach to client representation in Connecticut sudden unintended acceleration cases, contact us at either of our Fairfield County locations.

We represent clients statewide and handle all of our products liability cases on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.