According to news sources, the number of reported Takata airbag deaths may have reached seven. A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a 22-year-old woman from Louisiana, alleging she was killed by the airbags. Defective airbag attorneys note that millions of vehicles have been recalled as a result of the allegedly defective airbags.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a Takata airbag, please contact Attorney Group to learn more about your options. We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and if you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated defective airbag attorney. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.
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Woman’s Death Linked to Largest Airbag Recall in U.S. History
According to a KSNT report, the woman was driving a 2005 Honda Civic on April 5, 2015 when she was involved in an accident around 4 a.m. The lawsuit alleges that when her Takata airbag deployed, shrapnel exploded from the driver’s side airbag and severed her right carotid artery. She died at a hospital four days later.
Takata has been under increasing pressure from U.S. safety regulators and the general public after it has been alleged that deaths were caused from faulty Takata airbags releasing shrapnel. In May 2015, it was reported that as many as 34 million vehicles involved in the Takata airbag recall.
The airbags have been linked to at least six other deaths and many more injuries. It has been discovered that the primary chemical used to inflate the airbag is exploding with excess force, causing a metal inflator to completely blow up, sending pieces of dangerous shrapnel flying into the passenger area of the vehicle.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Driver or passengers who are injured by a Takata airbag may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries. Compensation can be based on a number of factors, including medical expenses, lost income or ability to work, and pain, suffering, and mental anguish.
If a driver or passenger dies as a result of injuries sustained by Takata airbag, his or her family members may be able to pursue wrongful death compensation, which can be based on factors including pain and suffering resulting from the loss of a loved one, loss of companionship or financial support that the deceased loved one provided, and funeral expenses.
The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today
If you were injured, or a loved one was killed by injuries from a Takata airbag, contact Attorney Group today. We offer free, confidential, no-obligation consultations in which we can inform you of your options. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated defective airbag attorney. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.