What to Do if Takeda Airbags Explode
If your or your loved one’s vehicle was one of many vehicles impacted recently by the broad recall of Takata made airbags you have options. In all likelihood, you were shocked to hear that your vehicle was—or still is—on the road carrying a potentially dangerous, potentially defective, airbag that might explode and injure you or your loved ones severely.
Carabin Shaw is currently representing many of those persons who became seriously injured when an accident happened involving a vehicle already subject to recall for containing a Takata airbag. To see whether your individual vehicle is on the recall list, visit the Federal NHTSA website and type in your vehicle’s unique VIN.
In May 2015, Japanese manufacturer Takata announced a 33.8 million vehicle recall. This recall was issued because the vehicle may contain one or more defective airbags. When deployed, apparently correctly, these potentially defective air bags may explode with significantly excessive force, This force me shoot metal shrapnel at a driver or the passengers. This may cause serious injury or possibly even death. This can even happen when there is no apparent event which would deploy the airbag. When it announced the recall, Takata agreed to a legally binding consent order between it and National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) This consent order set out Takeda’s responsibilities and obligations during the recall process. The order also released four engineering defect reports which detailed the defective devices affected.
The estimate of the number of vehicles affected has since been adjusted upwards to 23.4 million by the NHTSA, "based on the most recent and accurate information provided by the affected automakers, and includes approximately 4 million vehicles that have already been repaired."
Carabin Shaw has filed wrongful death and personal injury actions across Texas on this subject. We have also filed economic loss claims across Texas alleging damages for these defects. These defects have allegedly been responsible for a minimum of eight deaths, and at least 130 injuries. One complaint has alleged that Takata has known of this defect since at least early 2001 At that point Takeda issued a defect based recall of many Isuzu vehicles because of exploding airbags.
Our experienced attorneys can, and will, do everything legally allowed to get you every penny o f the compensation you deserve. We have more than 20 years litigation and claims experience to bring to your side of a dispute with Takena and with any other possible responsible parties. We can help you get any needed medical help related to your claim.
Your first consultation with us is always free of charge. We bill on a “contingent fee” basis. This means if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. If we do collect compensation for you, our fee is a percentage of what we recover. This give us every incentive to get you the maximum legally available compensation. If you have a possible claim related to a Takeda airbag, contact us immediately.