What Do I Do if I May Have Been Injured by a Takata Airbag?
Almost 34 million personal vehicles, mostly built before 2009, have been subject to a worldwide recall. This is due to their containing potentially dangerous and defective airbags. The airbags at issue were made Takata Corporation, based in Japan. So far, this has been the largest personal vehicle recall in American history. No fewer than six deaths have been connected to these airbags. Also, over 100 injuries may have involved these potentially defective airbags.
On the 13th of May, 2015, Honda, Nissan and Toyota Motor Corporations greatly expanded the global recall involving personal vehicles which were equipped with these potentially defective airbags. All of the potentially defective airbags were made Takata. All three large Japanese automakers by themselves issued recalls totaling at least 6.5 million personal vehicles which were potentially affected by these airbags.
These potentially defective airbags were installed by the manufacturers in American and foreign autos and smaller pickup trucks which include vehicles manufactured by GM, Honda, Ford, Chrysler, BMW, Mazda and Nissan.To Find a List of Takata Airbags Subject to Recall.
Problems with Takata air bag inflators have led to recalls of approximately 34 million vehicles worldwide. You can visit SaferCar.gov for the full list of vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall.
Carabin Shaw has successfully prosecuted claims for people across Texas injured due to unsafe cars defective components contained in cars. We have obtained large, fair damages for many of our clients.
If you or your loved one were injured in an accident involving a potentially defective airbag, please contact Carabin Shaw for a free, no obligation, prompt analysis of your case.
Takata’s recalled airbags may contain an explosive that has cause the airbag to sometimes explode when impacted during an accident. This explosion often shoots out metal debris away from the airbag casing directly at the passengers and the driver.
The lawsuit, claims and complaints against Takata charge that Takata knew all about the defects contained within its airbags more than ten years ago. Takata learned of these defects after it conducted secret laboratory testing of the airbags that allegedly showed potentially dangerous flaws. Instead of alerting federal regulators to these potential risks, Takata then allegedly instructed the testing engineers to delete all of the test results.
What are the Legal Rights of People Allegedly Injured in Unsafe Vehicles by Allegedly Defective Airbags
Auto manufacturers have an affirmative duty under the law to produce light vehicles and the components thereof that are reasonably safe. They also have a legal duty to quickly correct any and all known and potential safety defects. The damages available in an injury lawsuit against an auto or light truck manufacturer for selling allegedly defective vehicles which contain safety flaws can include:
- Future and Past physical and emotional mental anguish, pain and suffering, and ongoing physical impairment;
- Future and Past hospital, incidental and medical expenses;
- Future and Past loss of earning capacity and future and past actual lost wages; and
- Punitive, or “punishment” damages can be available when there is egregious misconduct.
Family members and loved ones can file a “wrongful death” claim if the occupant or the driver was killed.