Three wrongful death suits filed in the Houston area involving Toyota acceleration
The Harris Case: • Lawyers Ken and Judy Mingledorff filed suit in Harris County on behalf of the family of Trina Renee Harris, who died just before Christmas 2009 when she went to the store in her 2009 Toyota Corolla and accelerated, speeding through a stop sign and smashing into an East Hardy Toll Road cement divider.
The Simmons case: • Lawyer Rob Ammons filed suit in Brazoria County on behalf of the family of Gerald Lee Simmons, who died in 2008 when his 2005 Toyota Sienna XLE suddenly accelerated as he was driving his daughters to a school Halloween party. The car hit a curb, went through a fence and smashed into a shed.
The Berg case: • Lawyer Wayne D. Collins filed suit in Galveston County on behalf of the family of Janice and Kenneth Berg, who died in February 2009 when their 2009 Toyota Camry suddenly accelerated while going through an intersection and smashed into a utility pole in Clear Lake City.