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The Science Of Sudden Unintended Acceleration Accidents

Over the course of the last 30 years, there have been many reports of unexplained vehicle acceleration, most of which are linked to specific batches of defective automobiles. 1982 saw the first known report of sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) when several model years of Audi 5000s were linked to 6 deaths and over hundreds of accidents.

Scientifically, an SUA can quickly and easily lead to devastating accidents and significant medical expenses that leave innocent victims with serious financial burdens. If you have suffered an injury in an SUA incident, call the experienced Cincinnati car accident attorneys at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to learn more about your legal options.

The History of SUA Incidents

Since the initial Audi 5000s were recalled in the 1980s there have been several other notable reports of sudden unintended acceleration, including:

  • 1988 – The vehicle speed control components in a batch of 1986 Honda Accords were found to be faulty, leading to several SUA accidents.
  • 1997 – A national news segment on the ABC News program Primetime reported that Jeep Cherokees and Grand Cherokees experienced SUA.
  • 2006 – The 2004 Ford Mustang Cobra is recalled due to a faulty accelerator pedal causing SUA.
  • 2010 – Several major Toyota models are recalled after widespread reports of SUA.

While some acceleration accidents can be attributed to driver error, there are sometimes serious design flaws that do indeed put consumers at risk.

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If you have been injured by a vehicle which suddenly and uncontrollably accelerated, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Call the experienced Cincinnati injury lawyers at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 for a free consultation.

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