LAWYERS REPRESENTING VICTIMS OF TAKATA AIRBAG INJURIES
If your vehicle is one of the millions impacted by the recall of Takata airbags, you were likely shocked to learn that you were—or still are—driving around with a very dangerous airbag that could seriously injure you or your passengers. One in eight Americans drives a vehicle with a potentially defective airbag, and one in five drivers world-wide drive a vehicle with a potentially defective airbag. These defects have allegedly caused at least 16 deaths and more than 130 injuries worldwide. Takata airbags are still being used for replacements and in new vehicles, despite being the source of the largest consumer product recall in U.S. history with roughly 70 million vehicles recalled throughout the nation, and nearly 100 million worldwide.
HONDA AND ACURA VEHICLES
NHTSA urges owners of certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles to immediately repair or cease driving these automobiles after new data concludes they have a 50 percent chance of rupture if involved in a crash.
Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. is representing people who were seriously injured in an accident involving a vehicle recalled for the Takata airbag defect. To see if your specific vehicle is included in the recall, visit the NHTSA website and enter your VIN.
Takata Catastrophic Injury Claims
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident involving a recalled vehicle and you believe that those injuries were caused by a defective Takata airbag, you may have legal rights. Please contact Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. attorney Anthony Barbuto by e-mail or at (561) 444-7980 for more information.
Violent and overly aggressive Takata airbag deployments, ruptures and explosions can cause motorists and passengers to suffer severe injuries, and possibly death. Injuries can include:
- Arm breaks above the wrists
- Hearing loss
- Excessive black eyes
- Neck damage or break
- Brain injury or concussion
- Compound fractures
- Facial or cranial fractures
- Rib, Sternum, and Clavicle fractures
- Spinal Fractures
Largest Auto Recall in U.S. History
On May 19, 2015, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind and U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that Takata Corp. had declared an estimated 33.8 million vehicles manufactured by 11 different automakers defective, almost doubling the then U.S. Takata recall number of 17 million. NHTSA researchers stated at the time that this is not only the largest U.S. auto recall in history, but possibly the largest in all of U.S. consumer product recalls. Rosekind added that NHTSA was establishing its own testing program of Takata airbag inflators, but that the development and installation of safe replacement parts may take years to complete. Secretary Foxx said this was “the most complex consumer safety recall in U.S. history.
If you would like to speak with an attorney about a potential case involving a Takata airbag, please contact Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. today at (561) 444-7980.