Unfortunately, vehicle defects have been in the news in recent years because many people have reported serious concerns, accidents and even fatalities tied to defectively designed or manufactured items. The Takata airbag recall is still extremely important as it affects people who are driving cars today. This has been referred to as the most complex and largest safety recall in U.S. history. The Takata airbags were installed in cars from 2002 to 2015, and certain airbags may explode unexpectedly, injuring or killing occupants inside the car.
The Takata airbag recall has been widely published throughout the country, but there are still plenty of people driving vehicles with these inside.
A metal cartridge inside the airbag’s inflator can ignite with explosive force and if this ruptures in a crash, metal shards from the Takata airbag can be sent all through the passenger cabin. The use of ammonium nitrate propellent without a drawing agent has been targeted as the primary cause of these issues.
More than 180 injuries and 11 deaths have been associated with the Takata airbag recall. The recall action added 2.7 million vehicles from Mazda, Nisan and Ford back in July, but some people still are not aware of the serious risks and may be driving a car that has a defective airbag inside. In the event of an accident, you may have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim against both the at-fault driver and the maker of any defective vehicle part that made your accident much more serious. Consulting with an attorney is vital in these situations.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines