Takata Airbag Injuries
Update: Honda has announced a recall of possibly 1 million more vehicles which could have airbag defects, according to Reuters. An estimated 5 million vehicles have been recalled over the past few years because of potentially faulty airbags, reports Reuters. An airbag injury lawsuit involving a Georgia woman claiming blindness as a result of a faulty airbag may have contributed to the recall efforts. A recent claim was filed against Takata after a piece of frayed metal blew through the airbag after a crash and pierced the victim's leg.
Both filed and unfiled claims for airbag injuries and wrongful death may be eligible for compensation from Takata or the vehicle manufacturer, like Chrysler, BMW, Honda, and Toyota. You may still have an airbag injury case even if you were found at fault for causing the car accident, or if there was no insurance or inadequate insurance to fully compensate you for your injuries, or the wrongful death of a loved one.
Vehicle manufacturers may have been aware of prior complaints of faulty airbags prior to the recall, and may be responsible for any injuries or death caused by defective airbags. Additional information about important filing deadlines, requirements and settlement may be found by contacting our office.
- Read more about the Subaru airbag recall.
- Read more about National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's Statement on Takata Airbag Inflators.
- Read Chrysler's Letter to the NHTSA regarding their Takata Airbag Recall.
- Read more about the Toyota airbag recall.
- Read more about the Honda, Mazda and Nissan Takata airbag recall.
Airbag attorney Jason Turchin in the news:
- CBS Evening News - More Scrutiny For Maker Of Defective Air Bags
- CBS News Miami - Millions Of Drivers Affected By Defective Air Bag Warnings
- WSVN Channel 7 - Scarred Woman Files Lawsuit Against Airbag Manufacturer
- CBS4 - South Florida Woman Sues Airbag Maker In Florida
- CBS4 - Defective Airbag Warnings Rise To More Than 7.8 Million Vehicles
- NBC6 - South Florida Woman Injured By Airbag Now Part Of Recall
- Telemundo - Lawsuit Filed By Miami Woman Alleging Airbag Injury
Lawyers at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin are reviewing potential Takata lawsuits involving victims who have suffered serious injury or died as a result of a faulty Takata airbag. Takata airbag defects have been linked to shrapnel or metal being shot out from the airbag console or inflator and penetrating the airbag, leading to serious injuries and death.Takata Airbag Injuries
The following injuries have been associated with the malfunctioning airbag units or airbag consoles, including Takata:
- Loss of vision
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Lacerations to the body
- Puncture wounds
If you or a loved one may have experienced serious injuries, and would like to speak to an attorney about a possible Takata airbag lawsuit, contact lawyer Jason Turchin by email or call (800) 337-7755. At the Law Offices of Jason Turchin, our lawyers have already represented victims of Takata airbag injuries. Jason Turchin can represent victims in all Florida state and federal courts, New York, Washington DC and many other states through co-counsel where necessary.Takata History and Potential Dangers
Takata is one of the world's leading suppliers of airbag systems. They began their development and research into airbags in 1976, according to Takata's website. Their airbag systems are designed to deploy upon an accident at certain specifications, which causes the airbag to rapidly inflate to protect the accident victim and decrease injuries.
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Takata's own research and development team is charged with using computational crash simulation and dynamic crash testing for safety system development, prior to allowing their airbags to be placed in vehicles used by the public.
The Takata airbags are manufactured by Tokyo, Japan-based Takata Corporation, a company established in 1933, according to their website. Takata has an estimated 56 plants in 20 countries, and is in the business of manufacturing and sale of motor vehicle seat belts, airbags, steering wheels, interior trims, and child restraint systems.More Information
- CBS Coverage Update On Exploding Airbag Recall
- State Takes Action On Takata Airbag Recalls
- CBS Airbag Investigation Intro
- CBS Investigates South Florida Airbag Shrapnel Injury Claim
- Defective Airbag Explainer Video
- NBC Reports On Millions Of Recalled Defective Airbags
- Airbag Shrapnel Rips Off Ear of Driver
- CBS Investigates What Takata Knew For Decades
- Miami Woman Injured By Metal Shooting From Airbag
- Millions of Vehicles With Defective Airbags Recalled
- Airbag Lawyers File Another Airbag Injury Lawsuit In Florida
- Product Liability Lawyers in Miami File One of the First Airbag Lawsuits Against Honda and Takata