Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident due to a defective airbag? Here at the Adjadj Legal Group, we are experienced in helping personal injury cases due to defective airbags. One of the biggest airbag recalls happened recently with Takata airbags.
When we get in our vehicles, we rarely think about the fact that there are airbags ready to deploy if we have a collision. It is only after we have a serious crash that we typically notice their presence. Sadly, for many drivers and vehicle occupants, the very devices designed to protect us can actually cause us great harm.
By 1998, the U.S. government mandated the inclusion of frontal airbags on all passenger vehicles. Initially, many of the concerns over airbag safety were centered on the force of airbag deployment and its impact on children and smaller occupants. More recently, concerns have stemmed from faulty airbag parts and the terrible injuries they can cause occupants.
The defective airbag injury attorneys at The Adjadj Legal Group have built a practice that is skilled and experienced in cases involving automotive product liability. Though these cases can be incredibly complex, we have been successful in pursuing compensation for clients that have been injured due to the negligence of vehicles and their many parts.
The biggest example of faulty airbags is Takata-manufactured airbags, which led to a massive upheaval in the automotive world and prompted the recall of millions of vehicles. Within about a year of the initial announcements about the hazardous Takata airbags, it was discovered that around 100 million vehicles contained airbag inflators that needed to be replaced.
Faulty airbags can – and do – cause serious injuries to occupants of vehicles. In the case of Takata’s airbags, ruptured airbag inflators caused small metal pieces to become dangerous projectiles. These tiny explosions are estimated to have caused 100 injuries and 10 deaths in the United States.
Negligence of Manufacturers
It is often the case that faulty vehicle parts are the result of hasty and profit-driven decisions on part of the manufacturers. For example, Honda had received multiple red flags about the dangers of airbags in their vehicles starting in 2004, actually settling many financial claims with victims of these faulty airbags before finally recalling the vehicles in late 2008, as reported by the New York Times. The tendency of companies to be reluctant to take action when their products cause people harm highlights the danger that all consumers face, and the need for action by those who are supposed to provide oversight in the industry.
Consequences of Defective Airbags
When an airbag causes harm to occupants of vehicles, the injuries can be severe and, in some case, fatal. These injuries include, but are not limited to:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
If you or a loved one has been injured by a faulty airbag, the defective airbag injury attorneys at The Adjadj Legal Group can help. We will fight for you to pursue compensation to cover the costs of your injuries and make sure that those responsible are held accountable for the damages you have suffered. We offer free consultations and earn no fee unless we win. Contact us today to learn more.