Takata Defective Airbag Lawsuits
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Over the past several years, automakers have issued recalls for millions
of vehicles due to problems with airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation,
a Japanese auto parts company. Defective airbags made by Takata have been
linked to a number of injuries and deaths, particularly in humid regions
Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs is currently reviewing
cases from individuals and families who have been harmed by faulty Takata
airbags. To learn more about your rights and whether you have a case,
contact our legal team for a FREE consultation.
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Defective Inflator Mechanisms
Takata has faced increasing scrutiny and lawsuits over its defective airbags.
According to auto manufacturers and federal officials, Takata airbags
can malfunction and rupture when deployed. When these airbags rupture,
vehicle occupants can be injured by flying metal shards - often severely.
On May 19th, 2015, Takata admitted that millions of vehicles across the
world were fitted with defective inflator mechanisms that can cause airbags
to explode during deployment. The company also announced that it would
be expanding its recall to 34 million U.S. vehicles - the largest auto
recall in American history.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) also
stated that the inflators were made with a propellant which could degrade
over time and that consumers in states with high humidity could face increased risks.
Recalled vehicles include a number of models from various auto manufacturers:
- General Motors
You can find out if your vehicle has been recalled by visiting your auto
manufacturer’s website or by using the online VIN search tool provided
by the NHTSA.
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Product liability law requires manufacturers to ensure their products are
safe for public use. If you believe you or someone you love was injured
as a result of a defective airbag, you may have the right to pursue compensation
for your losses by filing a personal injury claim.
To discuss your case during a FREE consultation, contact us today.