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Mistaking the Brake Pedal for the Gas Pedal

Mistaking the Brake Pedal for the Gas Pedal

We’ve all heard of cases like these.

Someone was driving, tried to step on the brakes, and instead hit the gas and crashed into another vehicle or property.

What can be done?

Unfortunately in most cases, these types of collisions usually boil down to simple human error.

I’ve been asked if a case can be made against the car manufacturer for these cases. ¬†Usually, the answer is no, because the crash wasn’t caused by a defect in the car. ¬†The exception was when a few years ago, several car manufacturers were sued for unintended acceleration.

Sadly, when we hear about these types of collisions, we often hear about them involving elderly drivers.

Everyone should be careful while driving not to mistake the gas pedal for the brake pedal.

While confusing the gas pedal with the brake pedal is a common Los Angeles car accident scenario, that doesn’t absolve the mistaking driver from fault for the crash.

If you or someone you know were the victim of a driver who mistook the gas pedal for the brake pedal, the Rabbi Lawyer is ready to assist, 24/6.