Attorneys for Injuries Caused by Defective Airbags That Explode Sending Shrapnel Into the Face of Drivers and Passengers
Takata airbags killed over twenty people worldwide and injured hundreds more. The injuries sustained by motorists peppered by shrapnel in the face, head, and neck from the metal components exploding out of the airbag were devastating. The people who survived getting struck by shrapnel sustained severe head injuries, lacerations, and neck injuries that included injuries to eyes, nose, throat, arteries, skull fractures, and puncture wounds. The injuries often resembled gunshot wounds or stab wounds to the face and head.
A low-speed collision in a parking lot that killed a man who should have survived sparked a massive recall and called attention to the frailty of airbag safety systems in today’s cars. Police investigators found a man suffering from terrible injuries to his face and head in a low-speed car crash that happened in a parking lot. The police quickly concluded that the injuries the driver sustained did not match the damage to the car and were inconsistent with the cause of collision. There was little doubt that the man should have survived. Soon, investigators learned that the metal components of the airbag system exploded when the airbag opened. The shrapnel ripped through the airbag and lodged in the victim’s face; he looked like he suffered a gunshot wound.
Unfortunately, incidents such as these were not isolated, freak occurrences. Many other people suffered the same fate as the unlucky man who died in the parking lot accident. The publicity of these incidents caused Takata to initiate the most massive auto recall program in history. Somewhere between 60 and 70 million vehicles were involved and no automaker went unscathed. Despite the publicity that the Takata recall program received, there are vehicles still operating on the roads today that are under recall but have not been repaired.
Takata, now defunct, was not the only airbag component manufacturer making parts for American cars. Therefore, motorists must be aware that airbags made by companies other than Takata can fail.
If you or a loved one or family member were injured or tragically killed in a traffic accident, you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for injury-related medical bills, surgical costs, medications, lost income, scarring and disfigurement, mental anguish, pain and suffering that you may have suffered.
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