Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner
Although Toyota has been in the spotlight recently, “unintended acceleration has been a problem across the auto industry, according to an NPR analysis of consumer complaints to federal regulators.” According to the NPR News investigation, other automakers, including Volkswagen, Volvo and Honda, have had significant complaint rates for some of their models. “The analysis covers about 15,000 complaints filed over the past decade, covering cars back to the 1990 model year. The complaints were filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, which regulates auto safety,” states the NRP report.
If you experience any problems with your car, you can register a complaint with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration by clicking here.
Technology is often shared, so it is not surprising to learn that cars from different manufacturers have similar defects. If you are unsure about the safety of your vehicle, please get it inspected immediately. Even minor defects can have devastating consequences.
About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including serious truck and car collisions. He has successfully litigated numerous cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics magazine–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.
Mr. Zambri is regularly asked to give presentations to lawyers and businesses regarding product defects, automobile accident litigation, and safety improvements.
Mr. Zambri has authored an article regarding how automobile collision cases are evaluated. To read it, please click here.
To read an article published by one of Mr. Zambri’s clients, who was injured in a tragic automobile collision, please click here.
Many Americans are killed or critically injured each year in vehicular collisions. If you want more information about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at [email protected] or call him at 202-822-1899.