Takata Airbag Recall Lawyers
Airbags save countless lives in auto accidents every year. However, when an airbag is defective, the devices which both drivers and passengers rely on to protect them can become a weapon rather than a safety device.
One of the country’s leading manufacturers of airbags for passenger vehicles, Takata Corporation, has recalled millions of airbags used by most major auto manufacturers. The personal injury attorneys at Goldberg Finnegan are investigating claims that Takata airbags have caused hundreds of injuries and eight deaths in the U.S. If you or your loved one was injured by a defective Takata airbag, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and damages.
Nationwide Recall Announced
Takata Corp. has recalled over 10 million airbags since 2008, affecting all types of vehicles throughout the country.
The largest and most recent recall is being conducted by the NHTSA, after reports that the airbags are susceptible to deterioration after exposure to high heat and humidity. As a result of the deterioration, the airbags combust in an overly-aggressive manner, which can shatter the airbag inflator housing. The shards of metal from the housing are deployed at a great speed with the rest of the airbag, leading to gruesome injuries.
At least eight U.S. deaths and over a hundred injuries have been attributed to these flying pieces of the airbag housing striking accident victims in the face and neck. In addition to this particular defect, other problems with the airbags have included ruptures as well as design defects and manufacturing flaws.
Make Sure Your Vehicle is Safe
If you are concerned that your vehicle may be unsafe, you should use the NHTSA’s VIN lookup tool to check your particular vehicle.
In general, vehicles affected by this recall include the following models:
- 2000 2005 3 Series Sedan
- 2000 2006 3 Series Coupe
- 2000 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon
- 2000 2006 3 Series Convertible
- 2001 2006 M3 Coupe
- 2001 2006 M3 Convertible
- General Motors (GM)
Injured By An Airbag? Let Goldberg Finnegan Help You Recover
If you have been injured in an accident, whether due to a defective airbag or someone else’s negligence, the attorneys at Goldberg Finnegan will work to help you get the compensation you deserve.
We strongly believe that you should be able to rely on your car’s airbags to keep you safe. If you were injured in an auto accident and think that your airbag was defective, our Takata airbag attorneys can help you recover from your injuries.
Call 301-589-2999 or use our online case evaluation form to contact Goldberg Finnegan today.