In a Takata airbag update, seven more automakers could be facing recalls because they use airbags made by the Takata Corporation, according to letters they received last week from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Defective airbag attorneys note that eight fatal accidents have been linked so far to Takata airbags.
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U.S. Safety Agency Expects Scope of Recall to Expand
According to wsj.com, the NHTSA sent letters to Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar-Land Rover, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Tesla, Volvo Trucks, Volkswagen AG and Spartan Motors Inc. seeking information on which models have Takata airbags.
The NHTSA is preparing for an October 22, 2015, public meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss a continuing investigation into Takata and whether the agency will take over management of all the recalls to speed up repairs. As of September 1, 2015, only 4.4 million airbags had been replaced as automakers have had to scramble to get parts, the website reported.
The recent global recall of Takata airbags began in 2008 when Honda Motor Co. recalled approximately 4,000 Accords and Civics over concerns that the airbags could rupture and explode metal fragments into the vehicles. Since then, more than 19.2 million U.S. vehicles have been recalled by more than 11 automakers because of injuries and deaths linked to Takata airbags.
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. Compensation can include:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income and ability to work
- Pain and suffering
If a defective product kills a driver or passenger, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Medical expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering prior to death
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
People who have been injured by defective airbags are advised to seek a defective airbag attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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