Takata Airbag Recall
Over 34 million U.S. vehicles have been recalled due to defective Takata airbags, making it the largest vehicle-related recall in history. The airbags are known to suddenly and violently deploy, spraying shrapnel around the vehicle. Several hundred injuries have been reported, including some fatalities. The defect involves the inflator and propellant devices installed in the vehicles.
In some cases, the airbags are deployed without warning while others fail to deploy during an accident propelling pieces of metal and shrapnel into the victims Takata knowingly mishandled and improperly stored the propellant chemicals, causing pressure to build and airbags to explode. There may be more factors that contribute to the defective part, including humidity seeping into the airbags. These airbags are placed throughout the vehicles of 10 different car manufacturers.
Dangers of Defective Airbags
The Takata airbags have caused more than 13 fatalities to date. With any auto defect, the increased risk of injury is substantial and can lead to severe repercussions that may include long-term or permanent health conditions. The following types of injuries are common results of defective airbags:
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of an Eye
- Facial Cuts and Laceration
- Head Injury / Death
- Broken bones
An injury obtained due to a defective auto part can be costly due to any medical bills or lost wages accrued from the accident. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation for these expenses. An experienced auto defect attorney can help find you the financial relief you need while healing from your injuries.
Contact an Auto Defect Attorney
Defective airbags pose a serious threat to both you and your passengers. If you have been injured due to a defective airbag, contact the auto defect lawyers at Willis Law Firm Our team is prepared to represent you against airbag manufacturer and negligent car manufacturer. Call 1-800-883-9858 today to learn more information about the legal options that may be available to you.