Product Liability Lawyers Reviewing Airbag Injury Cases following Takata Airbag Recalls
Millions of vehicles sold by nearly a dozen different auto makers were recalled in 2014, due to defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corp. These airbags may over-inflate, rupture or explode, potentially causing passengers to suffer severe injury or death from metal debris or shrapnel.
Potential airbag recall lawsuits are being reviewed by the product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. for personal injuries and wrongful deaths that may have been caused by exploding airbags used in vehicles sold by:
- General Motors
To determine if you, a friend or family member may be entitled to financial compensation for an airbag injury, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
TAKATA AIRBAG EXLOSION PROBLEMS
While most of the initial Takata airbag recalls have involved vehicles sold between 2000 and 2007 in areas with high-humidity, which may increase the risk of the airbags exploding, it appears that other vehicles may experience problems or pose a risk for drivers and passenger in an accident.
Dozens of reports involving severe injury or death have been linked to recalled Takata airbags, due to:
- Over-Inflation of the Airbags
- Airbags Rupturing or Exploding
- Projectiles or Debris Being Sent into the Passenger Cabin
- Other Airbag Problems
It appears that Takata and the manufacturers of vehicles containing these defective airbags knew or should have known about the risk of over-inflating, rupturing and exploding.
When a company manufactures and sells a product to the public, they have a responsibility to make sure it is safe for the intended purpose. Rather than saving lives and reducing the risk of serious injury, Takata airbags may rupture and explode, posing a substantial risk of fatal injury.
Airbag Defect Lawyers
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate potential airbag recall lawsuits for individuals injured throughout the United States, which may have been caused by Takata airbags.
Profits may have been placed before the safety of consumers by the auto manufacturers. As a result financial compensation may be available through personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits where an airbag exploded or overinflated.
In addition to claims stemming from the Takata airbag recall, potential claims are also being reviewed for defective ignition switches used in certain General Motors vehicles that were recalled in early 2014. Airbags may fail to deploy as a result of defects that may cause the vehicle to sudden shut off in an accident, resulting in GM recall lawsuits for injuries that may have been prevented by a properly functioning airbag.
All cases are handled by Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm and we only receive an attorney fee or expense reimbursement if financial recovery is obtained through your airbag recall lawsuit.