Most of us get into our cars or trucks in the morning to head to work, trusting the safety devices installed in our vehicles to do their job if we get into a collision. We assume our seatbelts will catch us and our airbags will deploy properly, functioning to reduce the speed of our weight in a collision in order to prevent injuries.
Unfortunately, over the past few years, numerous vehicles have been recalled by auto manufactures for frontal, driver’s side and passenger’s side airbag replacements.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTS), the recent recalls made by 14 different manufacturers due to defective Takata airbag’s installed from 2002 through 2015, qualify as “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.”
Takata airbag malfunctions have been linked to more than 100 injuries and seven deaths. Nearly 78 million airbag inflators are recalled to be replaced through 2019.
See if your vehicle is on the recall list at http://bit.ly/21rCN8f.
With airbags deploying in a fraction of a second at speeds over 100 miles per hour, it’s important that this Takata airbag recall be taken seriously and addressed with your vehicle’s manufacturer for replacement.
Possible injuries include:
- Severe head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Paralysis or spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Loss of life
If your airbags malfunction, causing injury to you or a family member, keep the airbag’s remnants as evidence for your product liability claim against the manufacturer of the airbag.
Parvey & Cavenago’s expert product liability attorneys will work with you to effectively support your claim so we can hold the airbag manufacturer accountable for your injuries. Schedule a free, no-hassle consultation to discuss your accident and plans to receive compensation for your suffering today.