Over the past several years, auto manufacturers have recalled millions of vehicles due to problems with airbags made by Takata Corporation, a Japanese auto parts company. The airbags – which are being investigated for a dangerous defect – have been associated with numerous injuries, as well as several deaths.
The defective product attorneys at Kelley/Uustal are actively reviewing cases from individuals and families who have been harmed in crashes involving defective Takata airbags. If you have questions about whether you may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your injuries, our team of attorneys are available to discuss your case during a free case consultation.
A Dangerous Defect
Takata Corporation has faced widespread scrutiny and mounting lawsuits for defective airbags that have been linked to multiple injuries and deaths. While the underlying defect is still being investigated, automakers and federal officials have stated that Takata airbags can malfunction and rupture when deployed.
Officials have reported that when Takata airbags improperly deploy and rupture during a crash, vehicle occupants can be injured by flying shrapnel. These injuries can include serious lacerations and disfigurement. There have also been reported cases of overly aggressive explosion of the airbags.
Millions of Vehicles Recalled For Defective Airbags
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), millions of vehicles have been recalled throughout the country. Because investigators have identified an issue involving exposure to high humidity, the NHTSA has also warned of increased risks to consumers in certain states may face increased risks, including Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and states along the Gulf Coast.
In light of the growing number of recalls from auto manufacturers, the NHTSA issued a consumer advisory in October 2014 urging consumers who own vehicles recalled due to Takata airbags to take their vehicles in for immediate service. Recalled vehicles include a number of models from the following auto manufacturers.
- General Motors
Contact Our Florida Product Liability Lawyers
At Kelley/Uustal, our Fort Lauderdale injury lawyers have earned a proven record of success litigating cases involving defective products. If you have been injured by a defective Takata airbag – or if you have lost a loved one as a result of this serious defect – our experienced legal team is available to review your case, explain your rights, and discuss how we can fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact our personal injury lawyers at Kelley/Uustal in Fort Lauderdale today for a free case evaluation – you will pay nothing until we are able to recover compensation for your injuries.