Vehicles are equipped with airbags as a safety standard to help prevent injuries in the event of a car accident. However, when airbags are defective, they can cause more harm than good. Takata Corporation, one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world has recalled millions of airbags because they can shoot shrapnel into drivers and passengers.
If you have been injured by a defective airbag in a car crash and have sustained serious injuries, Burnetti, P.A.’s airbag injury attorneys can review your case to see if you have a claim.
Takata Exploding Airbags
Takata’s airbag recall is the largest auto recall in the history of the United States and includes recalls on vehicles by more than eleven car manufacturers. Hundreds of drivers and passengers have been injured when the airbags deploy, forcefully shooting metal pieces and shrapnel into them.
In 2001, Takata switched airbag formulas for a cheaper compound. The alternative formula contained ammonium nitrate, a chemical that can also be used to manufacture bombs. According to experts, ammonium nitrate can break down in time causing violent combustions. The recalls occurred when the airbag inflators were not sealed correctly allowing moisture around the casing to the propellant. The inflators can then explode with too much force causing serious injuries or death.
Do I Have a Takata Exploding Airbag Case?
According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, more than twenty-five percent of all vehicles on U.S. roads are involved in the massive defective airbag recall. If you have suffered an injury due to an exploding airbag, call airbag injury attorneys to discuss your possible claim.
Defective airbags can cause a multitude of injuries, including:
- Loss of life
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spine and back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Loss of eye sight
- Other severe bodily trauma
Do I Need an Exploding Airbag Attorney?
Airbags are intended to protect drivers and passengers from suffering major injuries in a vehicular crash, not cause them. If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective Takata airbag, it is important to have someone on your side to help you know your rights and immediately begin the investigation process. Burnetti, P.A.’s airbag injury lawyers represent victims that have suffered a loss or injury, not insurance companies.
Only an experienced lawyer who understands complex product liability laws can evaluate your situation and assess if you have grounds for a lawsuit. Call 1-888-BURNETTI to get a no obligation free case review.