Takata Airbags

One out of eight Americans drives a vehicle with a potentially defective airbag. If you have suffered injuries you may be entitled to compensation for physical, emotional, and financial damages.

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The widespread use of takata airbags

Around eight million vehicles have been subject to a recall because of Takata’s defective airbags. In lieu of the already recalled vehicles, there are nearly eight to ten million vehicles that may be affected with these faulty airbags. You can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website and enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to determine if your car may be affected.

Below is a list of auto manufacturers, whose models may be affected:

  • Acura
  • BMW
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Lexus
  • Mazda
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • Toyota

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issues with takata airbags

Today, Takata airbags are still being installed as replacements in used vehicles and also in new vehicles despite being one of the largest consumer product recalls in the United States. The airbags manufactured by Takata have been responsible for approximately fifteen deaths and hundreds of injuries throughout the world. One out of eight Americans drives a vehicle with a potentially defective airbag.

Takata airbags have been linked to serious safety concerns due to a defect that causes the airbags to deploy explosively, causing the inflator to rupture and project sharp metal. In climates with high humidity, the airbags are more likely to deteriorate and combust.

Once the defective airbag deploys, metal shrapnel is flung towards the occupants inside the vehicle, causing severe injury. Injuries reported from the defective airbags include broken bones and torn flesh. In several cases nationwide, metal and plastic fragments have been removed from passengers’ necks and faces.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Takata Airbags

How do I know if my vehicle is equipped with a Takata airbag?

To determine if your vehicle is equipped with a Takata airbag subject to recall, you can check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. Enter your vehicle’s VIN number to see if there are any recalls related to the airbags. This information is also typically available through vehicle manufacturers’ websites or by contacting a dealership that services your vehicle’s make.

What should I do if I’ve been injured by a Takata airbag?

If you suspect that your injury was caused by a Takata airbag, seek immediate medical attention to document your injuries properly. Preserve any evidence from the incident, including photographs of the vehicle and your injuries, a copy of the police report, and medical records. It is also crucial to consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience with defective product litigation, particularly with automotive defects. An attorney can evaluate your case and advise you on the best steps to pursue compensation.

Am I eligible to file a lawsuit if I’ve been injured by a Takata airbag?

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a Takata airbag’s explosive deployment, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Victims can seek compensation for injuries, damages, and any related losses. Eligibility typically depends on factors such as proof of the airbag’s failure and a direct link between the injury and the airbag defect. A skilled personal injury lawyer can help determine your eligibility based on the details of your case.

What type of compensation can I expect in a lawsuit against Takata for a defective airbag?

Compensation in a lawsuit against Takata can include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and in severe cases, punitive damages designed to punish egregious negligence. The amount of compensation varies depending on the extent of your injuries and the circumstances of the case. Your attorney will work to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible for the hardships you have endured.

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