Takata Airbag Lawsuit
Tens of millions of vehicles outfitted with Takata airbags could be ticking time bombs! Numerous people have suffered serious, gruesome and sometimes deadly injuries due to exploding Takata airbags, which are installed in automobiles manufactured by, among others, Honda, Toyota, Ford, GM and Nissan, resulting in the largest automobile recall in history. Yet even as injury and death reports mounted, Takata denied its airbags were defective for over a decade.
Gilman Law LLP is already representing a plaintiff in a Takata airbag lawsuit, and our attorneys are urging anyone who may have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of an exploding airbag to contact the firm immediately. Takata must be held accountable for the pain and suffering caused by its faulty airbags. Please don’t hesitate! Call Gilman Law LLP today for a free review of your case.
Takata Airbag Recall
The Takata airbag recall involves a staggering 34 million vehicles manufactured by more than a dozen automakers, including:
- General Motors (Pontiac and Saab included)
Takata airbags can explode violently when they deploy, sending shrapnel flying into a car’s passenger compartment. Such accidents have been tied to at least six deaths and more than 100 injuries.
According to The New York Times, Takata was aware for over a decade that ammonium nitrate used in its airbags was sensitive to moisture and temperature swings. But it wasn’t until May 2015 that the company acknowledged that its airbags were defective, finally admitting that the explosive material could degrade if exposed to high humidity and changes in temperature, making it prone to “overaggressive combustion.” Takata also acknowledged for the first time that its testing had uncovered leaks in some of its inflaters that could allow moisture to seep into them over time, making the airbags more susceptible to violent explosions.
Exploding Takata airbags have resulted in catastrophic injuries to drivers and passengers due to shrapnel that is released when the airbag is deployed. These injuries have included facial cuts or contusions, eye injuries, and lacerations to the neck and chest. A number of victims have been permanently disfigured, and some have been blinded. In at least one case, a fatality was initially mistaken for a murder before it was determined that wounds suffered by the victim had been caused by an exploding airbag.
Legal Help for Victims of Defective Takata Airbags
Gilman Law LLP is representing a Massachusetts woman who allegedly lost her eye due to an exploding airbag. The firm’s attorneys are available to provide free legal consultations to anyone who suffered harm in a similar Takata airbag accident. For a no-obligation evaluation of your potential Takata airbag lawsuit, please fill out our free consultation form or call us direct to speak with one of our attorneys at (888) 252-0048.