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NY Times blasts Toyota for failing to comply with NHTSA rules. | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

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Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner

The New York Times (7/25) editorializes, “All automakers in the United States are required to report flaws in their vehicles to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration within five business days of detection,” but Toyota “has repeatedly failed to report potentially deadly problems. The latest omission to be brought to light — and not by the automaker — regards problems with steering wheel relay rods, which transmit changes in direction from the steering gearbox to the wheels. … Toyota has a lot to explain about why it delayed informing American regulators about the faulty rods – and why it told the N.H.T.S.A. it had received no complaints in the United States.”

As time passes, it becomes more and more clear that Toyota hid the truth to avoid accountability and pad their profits. Regrettably, such greedy conduct has caused many people to suffer serious injuries. Let’s hope these revelations cause auto-makers to reevaluate how they do business. Safety first.

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Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. He 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 automobile accident claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and work-accident claims. He has successfully litigated multiple 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 Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2010)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.

If you have any questions about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at [email protected] or call him at 202-822-1899.

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