Although driving is an activity millions of Americans do most days of the year, there is still a large chance of an accident every time you get into your vehicle. With over six million car wrecks every year, there are a number of different ways you can be involved in an accident. One common cause of car accidents is vehicle malfunctions. For instance, there are some cases where the accelerator can stick in a depressed position. This causes the vehicle to move ahead on its own. You may be able to avoid crashing if you act quickly.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident and suffered an injury because of a defective accelerator or other auto defect, you may be eligible for financial compensation to pay for damages. Learn more about your legal rights and options by calling an Oklahoma City injury attorney of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 today.

What to Do When the Accelerator Sticks

You cannot predict whether your vehicle will malfunction, but you can control the way you react to the situation. You can greatly reduce your risk of an accident when your accelerator sticks by following these guidelines:

  • Stay calm so you can respond appropriately
  • Do your best to dislodge the accelerator yourself
  • Put the vehicle into neutral to begin the deceleration process
  • Slowly apply pressure to the brakes

A sudden acceleration accident can be frightening. The auto manufacturer responsible for your accelerator defect may be obligated to cover the damages associated with the incident.

Contact Us

If you have suffered an auto accident due to a faulty pedal or other such auto malfunction, you can fight back against the party at fault for your accident. Contact a knowledgeable Oklahoma injury lawyer of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 for more information about how we can help you seek justice.

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The Journal Record 2023 Reader Rankings - Top Winner - Abel Law Firm - Best Peronal Injury Law Firm

Oklahomans across the state have recognized the Abel Law Firm's unique heritage as a statewide institution. Founded by Ed Abel, and today led by his son, Luke Abel, our personal injury law firm has become synonymous with empathy, compassion, and the highest professional performance serving our neighbors. Our family has sought to leave a profound impact upon the State of Oklahoma. We appreciate that former Governor Mary Fallin recognized that dedication when she declared May 1st "Ed Abel Day."

To be named Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm is humbling. We are grateful to have won this prestigious honor. We work every day to earn the trust of those we serve: Oklahoma families who are facing some of the most difficulty days of their lives due to the negligence of others. It is our intention and resolve to continue to be deserving of the faith Oklahomans have placed in our family's law firm. Thank you!

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