Approximately forty million Takata Airbags are expected to be recalled by 2019. These airbags experience a malfunction that can cause them to launch shrapnel upon the release of the airbag. These airbags have injured over a hundred people to date and have claimed the lives of ten. The most recent death occurred when a seventeen-year-old girl in Texas had shrapnel shot into her neck by the airbag. The auto accident was described as minor and something that everyone should have walked away from. But the airbag killed her, even though the wreck didn’t otherwise hurt her at all. This should never have happened.
Even with the knowledge of the harm these airbags can cause, dealerships are continuing to sell vehicles with Takata airbags. We urge you to follow this link https://www.consumerreports.org/car-recalls-defects/takata-airbag-recall-everything-you-need-to-know/ and see if you or a loved one need to get an airbag replaced to avoid any future harm.
Here at the Sanders.Law, we strive to hold corporations that act in negligent ways accountable for their actions. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed by one of these airbags, we urge you to contact an attorney. Takata must be held accountable for pushing out a product they knew to be dangerous and action against them can move us one step close to getting these airbags out of our vehicles.