Driver error and inclement weather cause thousands of auto accidents each year. In fact, car accidents are one of the most common causes of death in most countries. One lesser-known cause of auto accidents, however, is actually defective automobiles. Defective autos can cause crashes in numerous ways, such as brake failure, loss of steering, or unintended acceleration. As with other types of accidents, the Baltimore auto accident lawyers of The Yost legal Group have extensive experience with defective auto cases.
Recent Toyota recalls
Lately, the media has focused a lot of their attention on car defects and automobile safety because of the recent recall by Toyota. Thousands of cars needed to be taken off the road because of a problem with unintended acceleration. Originally, Toyota thought the issue might be defective floor mats or accelerator pedals, but they are a now looking into a computer issue that may be causing the acceleration. If you are one of the many that have been injured by defective Toyota vehicles, we can help. Our defective auto attorneys will help you hold the manufacturer accountable for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a Toyota that accelerated suddenly, look over our list of all Toyota and Lexus models subject to recall. Even though Toyota is offering to fix these defective cars for free, our Toyota recall lawyers are here to ensure they also cover your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional pain and suffering.
Though Toyotas have received the most recent attention, there are other defective vehicles on the road that may injure drivers and passengers or even lead to wrongful death. For example, sport utility vehicles like the Ford Explorer and even some pickup trucks have a center of gravity that is too high. When making sudden maneuvers or sharp turns at highway speeds, these vehicles are unstable and can roll over, causing severe injury.
Even if your car is not one of those being recalled, it may be possible to hold the carmaker financially responsible for injuries caused by rollovers. The manufacturers have known for years about the tendency of their vehicles to roll over, and already they have had to pay millions in lawsuits and settlements thanks to auto accident attorneys like the Yost Legal Group in Maryland and around the country.
Personal Injury Attorneys
When you or a loved one is hurt in a defective auto accident, your first thought is health and safety from medical treatment. Once you are safe, we can begin working to get you the financial compensation you deserve. You deserve payment from the manufacturer who made the defective car that caused your injuries. Our defective product lawyers ready to stand up for you to ensure that the auto accident that injured you does not also devastate you financially.
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If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident in Baltimore due to a defective auto, please contact the Yost Legal Group to schedule a consultation. Call The Yost Legal Group today and speak to an attorney for a free initial consultation about your case at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529).