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Unintended or Sudden Acceleration

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Drivers of certain vehicles have reported sudden unintended acceleration. Some of these have been when starting the vehicles, and others have been reported after the vehicles were already at cruising speeds.

Possible causes of unintended acceleration include cruise control malfunction, throttle malfunction, and pedal misapplication. For example, the gas pedal and brake were placed in an unusual position for American drivers in certain Audi vehicles in the 1980s. It was actually possible to press the gas pedal and move the car forward while applying the brake. In other vehicles, cruise control problems have been found. Vehicles have also been found with throttles stuck in the open position after accidents.

Were You Injured in a Car Accident?

At Kelley/Uustal, our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in handling car accident cases pertaining to unintended sudden acceleration. We understand that following an accident, you can be facing extremely stressful situations and serious injuries. This is why we dedicate our practice to helping you reach a favorable resolution, and working toward receiving the compensation you need.

Should you receive compensation, you can cover expenses such as:

  • Hospital bills
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost income, past and future
  • Pain and suffering

Along with any compensation you may receive, filing a suit against the manufacturer of a defective product can help prevent further issues in the future. Companies who are negligent in their production process should be held accountable for providing consumers with unsafe conditions; especially when it can cause a life-altering accident. We have more than 325 years of combined experience to utilize for your case, and we are not afraid of taking your case to trial in order to obtain a favorable outcome.

If you have experienced unintended acceleration, you must act quickly to preserve the physical evidence. Contact us today and we can set you up with a free initial consultation, during which we can discuss your case and answer any questions you may have at this time.

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