The lawsuits have already started for Toyota and its pedal problem. Personal injury lawyers claim they are fielding hundreds of calls from people who have been injured or fear they will be injured by these acceleration issues.
Now certainly, Toyota may face liability in instances where the accelerator actually malfunctioned and people were injured. But liability for fear that they might be injured? Or "injury" due to the possible drop in resale value? Please.
The new pedals are out and millions of consumers will be getting replacement parts and hopefully moving on with their lives. But lawfirms will make sure Toyota does not move on for a long time, as these suits will drag out for many years, or until Toyota decides to settle to make them go away.