Beasley Allen Attorneys Investigating Toyota Unintended Acceleration Cases
Attorney Graham Esdale says early research appears to refute Toyota claim that problem is
linked exclusively to floor mat interference or sticking accelerator pedal; may be systemic
Montgomery, Ala. (PRWEB) January 29, 2010 -- Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. announced this week that it is
slamming the brakes on the manufacturing and sales of many of its bestselling models in the U.S. The decision to
suspend production and sales follows a series of safety recalls involving millions of vehicles.
Toyota announced a recall of more than 4 million cars and trucks last September, saying that driver-side floor
mats could interfere with the accelerator pedal and cause the vehicle to accelerate suddenly and unintentionally.
On January 22, Toyota announced another recall of 2.3 million American cars and trucks, saying that the gas
pedal mechanisms could wear out over time and cause the accelerator to stick or grow unresponsive.
Beasley Allen is currently investigating cases of sudden unintended acceleration affecting a large number of
Toyota vehicles. Beasley Allen investigators are disputing the argument that this problem is entirely linked to the
floor mats or accelerator pedals.
Beasley Allen Shareholder Graham Esdale has become a leading voice in the investigation of these cases. He has
been called on by national, regional and local media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, ABC News,
WSMV-TV Nashville and WAKA-TV Montgomery to address this dangerous issue. Graham and his team at
Beasley Allen have examined hundreds of incidents of Unintended Acceleration from throughout the country and
are currently investigating approximately 30 potential cases.
Esdale has one case involving serious injury and death currently filed on behalf of an Oklahoma client (civil
action number CJ-2008-7969, District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma) . In this case, the client's
car began speeding out of control even after she had removed her foot f