Defective airbags, made by Takata, are allegedly exploding and causing many serious injuries and even death. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. We are currently working with some of the more experienced defective airbag lawyers in the country, who charge no fee unless you get a settlement or award. Contact us 24/7 toll free or online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
Have You Sustained A Serious Injury From a Defective Airbag?
Read Below Why You May Have a Takata Airbag Claim!
Why Are Defective Airbags Being Recalled?
Takata Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer and one of the largest suppliers of airbags, has recalled approximately 17 million vehicles globally and 8 million vehicles in the United States. There have been at least five deaths caused by the defective airbags and over 139 injuries.
Different vehicles were manufactured with airbags by Takata, who have sold airbags to:
- General Motors
If you or a loved one was injured by a defective airbag, you should contact a defective Takata airbag lawyer immediately for your free (no obligation) case evaluation.
What Are The Most Common Injures?
- Major bleeding
- Permanent scarring
Why Are People Getting Hurt?
It is alleged in lawsuits that it is because these airbags are exploding and spraying metal or plastic shrapnel, causing serious injuries and in some cases, even death. Takata is the only airbag-maker who uses ammonium nitrate, which is an inexpensive fertilizer and also an explosive chemical. It is used inside a metal canister that inflates the airbag and is allegedly linked to these explosions.
Are There Defective Takata Airbag Lawsuits?
The Japanese corporation Takata is facing a growing number of lawsuits. It is alleged in these lawsuits that they knew about the exploding airbags for over a decade, but failed to issue recalls or warnings to the public until recently.
The issue was supposedly discovered in 2001, when Takata issued a small recall of Isuzu vehicles. Of particular interest was an incident that occurred in 2004, when a man in Alabama was severely injured by metal shrapnel from an exploding airbag in his Honda Accord. Honda and Takata called the Alabama incident “an anomaly;” in other words not something that would normally occur. However, the New York Times reported that Takata employees said they were instructed to conduct secret tests:
The former Takata employees, who between them had four decades of experience at the company, spoke on the condition of anonymity because of continuing ties to Takata. They said they were speaking up because of concerns that their former employer was not being forthright about the defective airbags.”
All the testing was hush-hush,” one former employee said. “Then one day, it was, ‘Pack it all up, shut the whole thing down.’ It was not standard procedure.”
There are currently 85 Takata airbag lawsuits pending. The experienced Takata airbag lawyers we work with can advise you as to whether you have a lawsuit.
Do You Need A Defective Takata Airbag Lawyer?
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of the defective airbag you could be entitled to compensation. An experienced Takata airbag lawyer, can help you get compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our law firm is working with some of the more experienced defective airbag lawyers in the country, who can file a lawsuit on your behalf and there are no fees unless you get a settlement or award. Please contact us 24/7 online or toll free for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.