Parker Waichman Alonso LLP Files Suit Against Toyota Motor Corp. USA, Inc. and its Subsidiaries on Behalf of a New York Resident Affected by the January 2010 Recalls for Defects in Gas Pedals
on: February 05, 2010, 8:36 am
Parker Waichman Alonso LLP
Class Action Status Requested To Benefit All Residents of New
York State Who Own or Lease Toyota Vehicles Subject to the January
Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, together with the Becnel Law Firm, LLC and Douglas &
London, P.C., announces that it filed suit on behalf of a New York man who leased a
Toyota vehicle subject to the recall issued in January 2010 for defects in the
vehicles' gas pedals. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for
the Eastern District of New York, seeks class action status intended to benefit all
residents of the State of New York who purchased or leased a Toyota vehicle of model
years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and/or 2010 that is subject to the January 2010
recall for defective gas pedals.
Parker Waichman Alonso LLP has been contacted by hundreds of Toyota owners with
questions about their legal rights in relation to the January 2010 recall. If you
or someone you know owns or leases one of the Toyota vehicles involved in this
recall, please contact our office by visiting www.yourlawyer.com. Free case
evaluations are also available by calling Parker Waichman Alonso LLP at
On January 21, 2010, Toyota recalled 2.3 million vehicles produced in the years 2005
through 2010 due to accelerator pedals on those vehicles becoming stuck in a
depressed position, causing unexpected and unsafe acceleration. To date, Toyota has
recalled a total of 5.3 million vehicles due to defects in accelerator pedals, which
can unexpectedly become stuck in place and send the vehicle into rapid,
uncontrollable and unsafe acceleration.
According to the class action lawsuit filed by Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, the
Becnel Law Firm, LLC and Douglas & London, P.C., Peter Phaneuf leased a Toyota Camry
LE in 2009, which was subject to recall by Toyota in January 2010. The complaint
alleges that because of Toyota’s negligence, Mr. Phaneuf and members of the
purported Class lost the use of their vehicles, and sustained, among things,
economic losses and severe emotional distress.
The complaint charges Toyota with negligence, breach of express and implied
warranty, unjust enrichment, and violations of the New York State General Business
Law. The class action lawsuit seeks to recover compensatory, equitable, and actual
and punitive damages for the Class, as well as injunctive relief and attorneys fees.
About Parker Waichman Alonso LLP
Parker Waichman Alonso LLP is a leading products liability and personal injury law
firm that represents plaintiffs nationwide. The firm has offices in New York, New
Jersey and Florida. Parker Waichman Alonso LLP has assisted thousands of clients in
receiving fair compensation for injuries resulting from defective products, drugs
and medical devices. For more information on Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, please
visit: www.yourlawyer.com or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).
About Becnel Law Firm LLC
Becnel Law Firm, LLC has been in existence for over 30 years and is one of the
largest personal injury firms in the New Orleans area. The Becnel Law Firm LLC is a
full service law firm representing clients both locally and nationally.
About Douglas & London, P.C.
Douglas & London, P.C. is a national personal injury law firm based in New York
City. Over the past decade, Douglas & London, P.C. has built a formidable
reputation by taking on precedent-setting mass torts and complex cases involving
products liability, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.
CONTACT: Parker Waichman Alonso LLP
David Krangle, Esq.