Takata Airbag Lawsuit – Recall, Defects, Injuries & Deaths
With millions of defective Takata airbags on our roads, many Americans need the legal help of airbag defects lawyers. The Willis Law Firm can help you and your family regarding any Takata airbag injury or death. We have Takata airbag expert engineers that can examine the airbag and determine if it is one of the defective Takata airbags know for causing untold airbag injuries and deaths throughout the United States. Let our attorneys help your family with this complex product liability lawsuit. The Takata death toll is going to continue to rise until a nationwide Takata airbag recall is complete and help the suffering for families who suffered an injury or death due to an exploding Takata airbag.
Defective Takata Airbags
So far, at least 10 deaths and far more than 100 injuries have been attributed to the Takata’s exploding airbags. These defective Takata airbags can deploy with too much explosive force, spraying high-velocity shards of plastic, metal or shrapnel through a vehicle’s interior, killing or injuring drivers or passengers. The problem isn’t the impact. It’s the airbag. Even in minor collisions, or “fender benders,” drivers have been killed with the airbag — often located in the steering column — exploding with too much force. It’s said that some victims even look like they’ve been shot in the face.
One victim, Carlos Solis, 35, of Spring, Texas, had an airbag deployment object pierce his neck when the airbag on his 2002 Honda Accord exploded with excessive force in a January, 2015 minor collision. Historically, some airbag defects have involved late deployment — when an airbag deployed too late to protect an occupant in a vehicle’s collision — or failure to deploy — when an airbag never deployed to protect occupants.
But in this airbag recall situation, Takata airbags are deploying immediately, but are doing so with disastrous results due to their excessive, explosive force.
Other Airbag Injuries
Still more airbag injuries may involve:
•Severe bleeding from wounds
Takata Airbag Recall
The millions of vehicles on our roads equipped with defective airbags made by Japan’s Takata have led to an historic auto recall of more than 30 million vehicles. In fact, more recalls are being issued regularly, and it’s believed as many as 50 million vehicles — or more — eventually may be recalled to repair or replace defective airbags. Consumers should know that, if they purchased a vehicle on the airbag recall list, they should receive a notice from the manufacturer to alert them and give instructions on getting free repairs from that automaker’s dealers. See the latest Takata Airbag Recall List for more information.
However, some automakers may delay sending recall notices until they have parts in stock for making repairs, and insufficient parts for the millions of defective airbags may delay these recall notices. This could mean you won’t get an alert about your vehicle’s defect from the manufacturer for many months. In fact, it’s believed that it will take two to five years to replace or repair all of the defective Takata airbags. Also, if you bought a pre-owned vehicle, the manufacturer won’t have your name and address on file to send you a recall notice. These problems in getting recall notices are why Americans are urged to consult an airbag recall list provided by the Willis Law Firm. Or, you can submit your VIN, or vehicle identification number, at the federal website safercar.gov/vin/. It should inform you if your vehicle has been named in an airbag recall — or in any recall, for that matter.
Manufacturers Announcing Takata Airbag Recalls
Among the numerous auto manufacturers making recalls for vehicles equipped with defective and perhaps deadly Takata airbags are the following:
- Mercedes Benz
- General Motors (Chevrolet, Pontiac, Saab, GMC)
Combined, these manufacturers have designated more than 30 million vehicles for recalls due to airbag defects.
Takata Airbag Lawsuit – Talk to an Auto Defect Attorney
Families whose loved one was injured or killed by a defective airbag should notify the Willis Law Firm to get a free legal review of their case by one of our Takata airbag recall and defects lawyers and attorneys. With such free legal advice, we can help you to decide if you should proceed with a defective Takata airbag lawsuit or whether a Takata Class Action Lawsuit is best for your situation. An airbag defect lawsuit can claim payments for your family’s losses due to a defective airbag, including medical and hospital costs, lost present and future wages and pain and suffering.
Please contact us today for your free case review, and then you can choose if you want to proceed with an airbag defects lawyer provided by our law firm. Such an injury attorney will not cost you any up-front money, since we are only paid if we win a case, and even then we are paid only a portion of the settlement amount. You will not be charged money out of your own pocket for our legal help. So contact us today about your airbag defects case, and let us help. Justice should not wait.
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