Takata Airbag Defect: When Airbags Do More Harm Than Good
1-800-CAR-Wreck Houston accident injury lawyers discuss the risks posed to drivers and passengers when airbags prove defective.
// 1-800 Car Wreck (Press Release) // Brian A. Eberstein
The Takata airbag defect issue that led to the recall of millions of vehicles last year recently resurfaced in the media, after new information was revealed about the severity of the problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that the defect poses an “immediate threat” to passengers while riding in the front seat of affected vehicles. A projected 7.78 million cars are now included in the recall in the U.S. and almost double the number worldwide.
Source USA Today Report “Feds confused, automakers alarmed over Takata air bags”
“NHTSA didn't say why it only now is raising an alarm about the imminent danger of the bags. The agency simply said it has an ongoing investigation into Takata bags. Federal prosecutors have opened a preliminary inquiry into Takata's actions regarding these air bags.”
To read more visit www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/10/22/takata-airbag-deaths-recall-stock-investors-defect/17709019/.
Toyota, Honda, Nissan, BMW, and Ford are among the automobile manufacturers that have announced recalls in connection with the issue. The defective Takata Corporation-made airbags can rupture and lead to passenger injuries from flying debris inside of a vehicle. Many of those injured by the faulty exploding airbags have been treated for serious injuries that look like stab wounds.
Source: The New York Times Report “It Looked Like a Stabbing, but Takata Airbag Was the Killer”
“When Ms. Tran crashed her car, the airbag, instead of protecting her, appeared to have exploded and sent shrapnel flying into her neck, the Orange County sheriff’s office said.”
To read more visit http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/21/business/it-looked-like-a-stabbing-but-takata-air-bag-was-the-killer.html.
According to the Houston based car accident injury attorneys of Eberstein & Witherite, defects in automobiles can be as life threatening as other types serious injuries sustained in an accident. In the case of the Takata airbags, victims sustained cuts, and gashes so severe their injuries bore the appearance of a vicious attack even to medical personnel.
It is important that those who have been injured as a result of any type of automobile defect understand their legal rights and options. Victims in these cases can pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages they incur. Eberstein & Witherite car wreck lawyers can help those in Houston who have been hurt by any type of automobile defect obtain fair compensation for their claim. Individuals can call 1-800-CAR-WRECK to get help today.
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