A defective airbag lawsuit was filed against the Takata Corporation for allegedly causing the death of a Louisiana woman. Seven Takata airbag deaths have been reported, and the Takata airbag recall current affects approximately 34 million vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a Takata airbag, contact Attorney Group for Louisiana today. You may be entitled to compensation, and we can provide you with information to help you need to make an informed decision about pursuing legal action. We provide a no-obligation, free consultation.
Lawsuit: Exploding Shrapnel From Airbag Caused Woman’s Fatal Injuries
According to a KSNT report, the 22-year-old woman was driving a 2005 Honda Civic in the early morning hours of April 5, 2015 when she was involved in an accident. Her Takata airbag deployed and her right carotid artery was severed, according to the lawsuit, as a result of exploding shrapnel from the driver’s side airbag. She died at a hospital four days later.
Millions of Cars Affected By Recall
Millions of cars in the United States have been affected by the Takata recall. To determine if your vehicle is affected by the Takata airbag recall, you will need your vehicle identification number (VIN) to insert into the National Highway Traffic Safety Advisory (NHTSA) website. The NHTSA website can tell you if your vehicle has a Takata airbag installed.
Injured Drivers and Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Airbag manufacturers have a duty to make a safe product. If an airbag is defectively designed and poses a risk of harm to a driver or passenger, the manufacturer could be held liable for injuries that may result.
Drivers or passengers who are injured by a Takata airbag may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from injuries. Damages resulting from an airbag-related injury can include:
- Medical Expenses
- The extent of the injury
- Loss of ability to work
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering from injuries
- Mental anguish
If a driver or passenger is killed by an airbag, his or her family members may be entitled to compensation for their loved one’s wrongful death. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Loss of relationship with a loved one
- Loss of financial support
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Please Contact Us Today
Attorney Group for Louisiana can answer your questions if you or a loved one was injured by an airbag. We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and if you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated defective airbag attorney. State laws limit your time to pursue a claim, so contact us today.