Areas of Practice

Sudden Acceleration Defects

To be safe, acceleration must be predictable. Sudden Unintended Acceleration has caused hundreds of accidents involving numerous automobile manufacturers. In older vehicles, a cable is used to control the throttle in the vehicle. Newer vehicles use an electronic signal for acceleration.

Causes of this defect have been attributed to:

  • Floor mats that interfere with the accelerator
  • Pedals that stick and do not return
  • Defects in the accelerator linkage
  • Defects in the electronic code
  • Electromagnetic interference

Often times, these accidents lack physical evidence of a defect and require intensive investigation to determine the exact cause. Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP has investigated and prosecuted these cases against manufacturers when these defects exist.