Millions of vehicles in this nation – literally dozens of makes and models – have air bags made by the Takata Corporation. Most of those vehicles are currently being recalled. The list of recalled makes and models is quite lengthy – it includes Japanese, European, and U.S. automobile manufacturers. Recall notifications don’t always reach vehicle owners, so if you have not been informed that your own vehicle is being recalled, look it up on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website or contact your local auto dealership. If your vehicle is on the recall list because of the air bag or for any other reason, take it to a dealership immediately for a replacement or a repair.
In November, after scores of serious injuries and several fatalities, the NHTSA imposed the largest fine ever in the agency’s history on the Takata Corporation. Takata will be fined $200 million for a number of violations related to the defective air bags. If you or someone in your family has been injured by an exploding air bag – or by any other faulty auto part – speak immediately about filing a product liability claim with an experienced Pasadena product liability lawyer. If you are injured using any defective product, you are entitled to full reimbursement from the manufacturer for your ongoing and future medical costs, lost income, and all other injury-related expenses. However, you’ll need help to obtain that compensation. You’ll need the advice and services of an experienced Pasadena product liability lawyer.
The injuries suffered by victims of exploding air bags can be serious – or worse. When a woman was killed by shrapnel from an air bag explosion last year near Orlando, police actually launched a murder investigation – until a recall notice arrived in her mail several days later. If your vehicle is on the recall list, take it seriously, and take action. If you are injured by an exploding air bag or by any other defective auto part in the Pasadena area, Los Angeles County, or anywhere in southern California, arrange at once to discuss a possible product liability lawsuit with an experienced Pasadena product liability lawyer.