If you’ve been seriously injured by or lost a loved one due to an airbag in an auto accident, a dangerous defect may be to blame. Our expert legal team is proud to represent individuals who have been injured due to exploding Takata airbags, helping them file lawsuits against the manufacturer to recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
An Overview of the Takata Airbag Recall
Airbags are designed to inflate in the event of a car crash, cushioning the impact and reducing any injuries you may sustain. They work because they contain a propellant that is responsible for triggering inflation during a crash. However, over time this propellant can become unstable – especially in states with humid weather, like Florida and Hawaii. When a crash occurs, the unstable propellant can break the inflators, shooting metal pieces and shards into the vehicle. In this way, the airbags pose a substantial risk of serious injury and even death to both drivers and passengers.
Cars Affected by Takata Airbags
As of May 2015, approximately 34 million cars have been recalled over a defect that can cause Takata airbags to explode and shoot metal pieces at drivers and passengers if the car is involved in a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these airbags have caused more than 100 injuries and at least six deaths. Vehicles known to have Takata airbags include a variety of models made by:
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What damages can you recover from a lawsuit against the Takata Corporation?
If you’ve sustained injuries due to an exploding Takata airbag, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the Takata Corporation. If you win, you may be entitled to recover damages for your:
If you’ve been seriously injured in an auto accident, you can expect your medical bills to be fairly expensive. These damages will cover all of your past, current and future medical expenses – including hospital care, doctor’s appointments and any ongoing care you may need.
Injuries sustained in an auto accident can be extensive, and as such they may prevent you from working for an extended period of time. In these cases, you may deserve to be compensated for wages you would have earned, had you not been injured due to Takata’s negligence.
Pain and suffering
All injuries come with certain physical challenges that must be endured. Your pain and suffering damages are intended to cover these issues, and will be based on the nature and extent of your injuries.
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