18-Year-Old Narrowly Misses Becoming Latest Victim of Takata Airbags

A minor crash recently became nearly fatal because of a Takata airbag in a young woman’s Honda Accord. Karina Dorado, an 18-year-old from Nevada, had her trachea punctured by shrapnel from the airbag inflator and had to be rushed to surgery for it to be removed from her now-damaged vocal cords. 

Dorado, however, is one of the lucky ones. Takata is one of the most widely-used auto suppliers in Japan; their airbags have been installed in over 85 million vehicles. However, Takata airbags are to blame for at least 16 deaths and over 180 injuries nationwide.

The largest recall in the history of America has been issued for Takata airbags, and Takata is being held legally responsible for not responding to early signs of faulty airbags.

“Tragically, most Americans won’t realize they have a defective Takata airbags until it’s potentially fatal,” stated Alexander Shunnarah, CEO of Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C. “In order to avoid future injuries and deaths, citizens must check their vehicles.”

Is your vehicle one of the 85 million with a Takata airbag?3

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Daimler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Pontiac
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen

Click here to enter your VIN or Vehicle ID Number to find out whether your airbag inflators need to be replaced. http://www.airbagrecall.com/home/

Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C. hopes you never face an injury due to a Takata airbag, but know our local attorneys are here for you if an accident occurs. Give us a call at 1-800-229-7989 and we will help ease your pain. 

Have Property Damage? Call Alexander Shunnarah!

For 20 years, Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys has been building an expert legal team to advise and serve our clients who have experienced property damage.

Our team of EXPERT property damage attorneys can get you the JUSTICE you deserve and need after experiencing the devastation to your home or properties.

Dealing with unexpected damages and costs are stressful, and we are here to alleviate that anxiety and bring you the guidance, expertise, and strategies that will help you get what you deserve.

For more information on Property Damage and how Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys can help you get the JUSTICE YOU DESERVE!


Surf’s Up! And Stay Safe!

The Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys family hopes you and your family are having a safe and fun summer! After the year we’ve had, you may be heading out on a much-needed vacation.

We’re here to give you 10 tips and tricks to make your next beach day SAFE for everyone!

  1. Watch for warning flags (and know what they mean!)
  2. Check the weather.
  3. Know how to swim, and be sure to give flotation devices to those who don’t.
  4. Locate the lifeguard or make note if there isn’t one.
  5. Watch for rip currents and dangerous waves.
  6. Know how to identify swimmers in distress.
  7. Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive.
  8. Save your skin! Lather up on sunscreen.
  9. Watch out for ocean life.
  10. Stay hydrated!

If you’re headed to the beach, you’ll definitely need a #ShunnarahSwag BEACH TOWEL! Follow along on our social media and ENTER TO WIN this summer’s must-have!


Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys Celebrates TWENTY YEARS of Business!

Nearly $1 BILLION Recovered For Clients
50,000 Clients Served

Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys is thrilled to celebrate 20 years of business this August. What started as a way to bring justice to those that have been wrongfully injured or harmed by insurance companies has turned into a national law firm with
more than 400 attorneys and staff.

When I started my personal injury law firm in 2001, I wanted every single person in the state of Alabama, if it was possible, to at least know my name and know that we were an option if they were ever in an accident or needed a good attorney. So, I started out on that mission,
Founder and CEO Alexander Shunnarah

The powerhouse law firm now boasts 20 office locations in 9 states across the nation, assisting personal injury and accident clients with their experience and expertise.

The expansion and growth further solidifies Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys as a nationally recognized, elite personal injury law firm with superior capabilities to assist those who have been wrongfully injured to find justice for their injuries.

Follow along our social media channels to stay up to date on all of the festivities:


Alexander Shunnarah’s Travel Safety Tips

With Summer officially here, travel is on the rise — whether it’s traveling for a family gathering or a much-needed vacation.

However, it’s important to remember that travel this summer will look different than it has in previous summers. We are still in the middle of a pandemic.

At Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys we want to make sure you have a safe and fun Summer.


Read our tips below on how to be prepared and travel safely.

Plan ahead:

  • Decide the route you’ll be taking. Plan for stops at clean and safe rest areas.
  • Pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service, or stores.
  • Decide who will be driving. If you are traveling a long distance, it’s a good idea to rotate drivers. This will keep everyone rested and limit drowsiness behind the wheel.

Pack Smart:

  • Bring enough of your medicine to last you for the entire trip.
  • Pack enough alcohol-based hand sanitizer and keep it within easy to reach.
  • Bring a face covering to wear in public places.
  • Prepare food and water for your trip. Pack non-perishable food in case restaurants and stores are closed.

Pack Safe:

It’s easy to pile all the luggage into the trunk when getting ready to travel. Some questions you should ask yourself before you hit the road is, “Can the driver see through the back?” or “Is there any luggage that could cause damage to someone in the car if we were to get in an accident?”


Take steps to protect yourself from COVID-19 when booking accommodations or planning an overnight stay. If you are considering cleaning your travel lodgings, see CDC’s guidance on how to clean and disinfect.

Protect Yourself, Your Family & Your Community:

Remember, we’re still in the middle of a pandemic. We can’t let up on safety measures yet if we want to get back to normal.

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place. If you don’t have soap and water, use hand sanitizer. Avoid close contact with others. Wear a mask or face-covering in public places.

From all of us at Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, stay safe and have a wonderful Summer!

Have Property Damage? Call Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys!

For over 18 years Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys has been building an expert legal team to advise and serve our clients who have experienced property damage. 

Our team of EXPERT property damage attorneys can get you the â€¨JUSTICE you deserve and need after experiencing the devastation
to your home or properties.

Dealing with unexpected damages and costs are stressful, and we are here
to alleviate that anxiety and bring you the guidance, expertise,
and strategies that will help you get what you deserve. 

We have spent years understanding the legal disputes our clients have with insurance companies. We will help navigate every angle of your property damage insurance policy.




Everything from clothing to appliances to irreplaceable memories all can be lost to fire damage. Having a valid insurance claim denied after the fact only deepens the wound left behind.

Living in an area prone to severe weather and/or have a low slope or flat roof with asphalt shingles, you are considered high-risk for hail damage. Luckily, the majority of homeowners policies cover hail damage, mitigating the expensive nature of such repairs.

While hail can occur practically anywhere if natural conditions permit, insurers often may try to argue the damage suffered from a hail storm does not fit the conditions necessary for a claim.

Tornados can leave complete devastation in their wake. A tornado is classified as a wind event in your homeowners insurance policy. Most homeowners insurance policies cover damage to your property and personal items from a tornado. We recommend you read through your policy to determine if there is a separate wind deductible that could include tornado damage. This separate deductible requires policyholders to pay a sum out of pocket before their insurance pays for the claim.

High-velocity winds can cause severe damage to your property. Common windstorm claims involve roofs blowing off, trees falling on your property, fences blown down, and leaky windows. This type of damage can also bring hidden damages that aren’t realized upon the initial assessment of your property. Damage caused by wind is covered in most homeowners insurance policies, however there can be ambiguous exclusions or limitations which may cause your claim to be denied.



Earthquake Damage

Flood Damage

Hurricane Damage

Theft & Vandalism

Water Damage

Mold Damage


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