A Kentucky airbag injury lawyer notes that the tragic death of a Texas teenager has been allegedly tied to faulty airbags produced by auto parts company Takata. These airbags, which can reportedly expel shrapnel upon deployment, have contributed to 10 deaths to date. A Kentucky defective airbag lawsuit may be an option for people who have been injured or families of loved ones killed by defective airbags.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Kentucky today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Kentucky airbag injury lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Family of Teenager Reportedly Unaware of Faulty Airbags
The suspected death toll from defective Takata airbags has risen to 10 people in the U.S. after a teenage driver reportedly suffered fatal injuries when one of these airbags deployed during a fender bender. KHOU reports that some of Takata’s airbags, which are currently under recall, feature faulty inflators that can rupture and produce metal shrapnel. If these airbags deploy, they can cause vehicle occupants to suffer serious or even fatal injuries.
Vehicle manufacturers are tasked with notifying consumers of recalls that affect their vehicles, and to date, so many people have received Takata airbag recall notices that some have not been able to obtain replacement parts. However, the teenager’s family reportedly never received any information about the recall. They are now urging other people to proactively check for any recalls of defective vehicle parts that could endanger their own safety or loved ones.
How a Kentucky Airbag Injury Lawyer Can Help
Drivers or passengers who are injured by defective products may be able to file a lawsuit with the help of a Kentucky airbag injury lawyer and recover compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
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