How to React to a Defective Accelerator
A faulty accelerator can turn a routine drive into a nightmare in a matter of seconds. If your accelerator sticks because of faulty design or manufacturing, your chances of being in an accident increase dramatically. Specifically, Toyota has had to recall millions of vehicles over the past few years because of faulty accelerators, but this defect has the potential to affect vehicles from any manufacturer. However, you may be able to avoid serious injuries if you know what to do in the event your car’s accelerator is defective.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident because of an automobile defect, you need to take action today and fight for financial compensation. At Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers, we are committed to helping you pursue the compensation you need following a car accident, so contact one of our San Antonio injury attorneys today by calling (210) 999-9999 to discuss your case.
What to Do If Your Accelerator Sticks
If you are driving and your accelerator sticks, keeping the following tips in mind and responding appropriately may be able to help you avoid a serious accident:
- Stay as calm as possible so you can assess the situation
- Try to dislodge the pedal yourself by pressing on the accelerator or even locking your foot underneath the pedal and lifting up
- Put the car in neutral and slowly add pressure to the brake
- If none of the above work, turn the ignition off
Unfortunately, even if you respond appropriately to an accelerator defect, you may be unable to avoid a serious accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident resulting from a vehicle defect, we want to help. Contact a San Antonio personal injury lawyer from Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers today at (210) 999-9999 and schedule your initial consultation.