Defective airbag attorneys note news reports of an expansion of the Takata airbag recall list. The original Takata recall, first announced in April 2013, included only six manufacturers. The recall was widened under pressure from the federal government, bringing the total number of vehicles involved to 33.8 million in May 2015. On June 16, 2015, it was reported that Toyota was adding up to 1.4 million more vehicles to the list.
If you or a loved one has been injured by In an accident involving a Takata airbag, contact Attorney Group to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, and no obligation consultation If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated defective airbag attorney.
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Why Are The Airbags Being Recalled?
The recalled Takata airbags include frontal airbags that were installed on the driver or passenger side, or both, of certain vehicles. It has been reported that the propellant in some of the air bags’ inflators can ignite and burn too quickly during deployment, causing a metal canister to blow apart and send shrapnel toward the passenger cabin of affected vehicles. Seven deaths and many injuries have been linked to Takata air bags.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, new additions to the recall list include the following vehicles:
- 2003-2007 Corolla and Matrix
- 2003-2007 Lexus SC430
- 2005-2007 Sequoia SUV
- 2005-2006 Tundra
- 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe
Millions of other vehicles have also been recalled due to Takata airbag issues. Vehicle owners can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website to determine if their vehicles are on the Takata airbag recall list.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drivers or passengers who are injured by defective products may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, which may include medical expenses, loss of ability to work, loss of income, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other losses.
If a driver or passenger is killed, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including loss of relationship or financial support from a loved one, mental anguish from the loss of a loved one, funeral expenses, and conscious pain and suffering of a loved one before death.
The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a Takata airbag, contact Attorney Group today. We can answer your questions, inform you of your options, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated defective airbag attorney. Your call is free, confidential, and without any obligation on your part, but the time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.