Thursday, April 1, 2010

First Wave of Lawsuits Filed in Toyota Recall Incident

In a massive recall that has shaken the global automotive market to its core, carmaker Toyota recently stopped selling eight of its most popular North American models, and has also recalled more than 8 million existing vehicles for repairs. The issue at hand is a problem with the vehicles’ pedals and/or floor mats that can potentially lead to unintended acceleration.

Across the United States, lawsuits are already being filed linking Toyota’s defective components to recent deaths, injuries, and damages. According to some industry experts, the dollar amount of Toyota’s liability in the matter could run into the billions. Affected consumers have already begun to petition for class-action status in the case, allowing groups of Toyota owners to band together to file a lawsuit.

Have you or a loved one been harmed by a defective product? You need the advice of a qualified team of personal injury attorneys. Contact the attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us direct at 866-461-5791. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.