2.3 million Toyota vehicles in the United States were recalled by Toyota Motor Corporation because of defective accelerator pedals. Because of a defective mechanism, the gas pedal can become stuck causing sudden acceleration. Included in the recall are the 2009-2010 Toyota RAV4; 2009-2010 Toyota Corolla; 2009-2010 Toyota Matrix; 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon; 2007-2010 Toyota Camry; 2010 Toyota Highlander; 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra; and the 2008-2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV. Toyota had been blaming the sudden acceleration problem on floor mats becoming lodged under or against the gas pedal.
Under Louisiana law, personal injury and wrongful death claims against Toyota for injuries caused by an unreasonably dangerous defective gas pedal are governed by the Louisiana Product Liability Act, La.R.S. 9:2800.51, et seq.
If you or a loved one is seriously injured by sudden acceleration caused by a defective gas pedal, contact the experienced Baton Rouge, Louisiana product liability attorneys at Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews. Email Louisiana injury lawyers or call (800) 929-7481 to schedule a free consultation.