Ongoing Throttle Problems Indicate Toyota Has Not Identified What’s Wrong with their Cars, Cautions St. Louis Attorney Jeff Singer

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Personal injury lawyer with Fox Goldblatt & Singer says consumers should be especially cautious on the roads

Jeffrey S. Singer

For those who have been hurt or injured, Toyota has a duty to make things right. They must be held accountable.

Drivers’ continued difficulties and an automotive technology professor’s rebuttal of claims that mechanical problems are the root of problems in several models of Toyota are cause for continued concern about the public’s safety, says a Missouri law firm that assists personal injury victims.

“It is increasingly clear that Toyota does not have a handle on what is causing potentially deadly problems in its vehicles,” said Jeff Singer, an attorney with Fox, Singer & Goldlatt, P.C., of St. Louis. “Drivers across the country continue to report terrifying incidents of sudden acceleration and braking problems.”

David W. Gilbert, an automotive technology professor at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, has created sudden acceleration in a Toyota Tundra by short-circuiting the electronics behind the gas pedal — without triggering any trouble codes in the truck's computer, according to an Associated Press report.

Toyota, which has recalled 8 million cars and trucks, initially said faulty gas pedals and floor mats were the cause of sudden acceleration problems. The company has repaired millions of vehicles, but several drivers have reported problems that were supposed to have been resolved.

Several news organizations have cited incidents of Toyota drivers experiencing acceleration and braking problems after their recalled vehicles were repaired in such places as southern California; Harrison, N.Y.; Purchase, N.Y.; and Yarmouth, Mass.

“Consumers of all kinds – those who drive Toyotas and those who share the road with Toyotas – have a right to be concerned,” Singer said. “For those who have been hurt or injured, Toyota has a duty to make things right. They must be held accountable.”

About Fox, Singer & Goldlatt, P.C.
Established in 1949, the St. Louis, Missouri, personal injury law firm of Fox, Singer & Goldlatt, P.C. has extensive experience with car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents, as well as defective drug cases, workers’ compensation law, premises liability and medical malpractice. Call the firm's lawyers today at (877) 858-4699 or contact them at http://www.stlinjurylaw.com to discuss your case. The firm serves injury victims throughout the United States, as well as those injured in the communities of St. Louis, Florissant, Chesterfield, University City, Clayton, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St. Peters, St. Louis County and St. Charles County, MO, and throughout Alton, Belleville, Madison County and St. Claire County, IL.

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