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The professionals at the Whitley Law Firm are currently asking all victims in cases involving faulty Takata airbags to come forth and seek representation for their wrongful injuries. In 2014 and 2015, a massive recall that could affect upwards of 34 million vehicles was put into motion in large part due to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) persistence. The parts have been on the market in certain older cars and it is speculated that the manufacturer – Takata – has known its airbags were defective for over a decade.

If you have been injured by a rupturing airbag, contact a Raleigh Takata airbag lawyer today to find out if Takata may be held accountable.

Serious Injuries Caused by Takata Airbags

A component in the inflator of Takata airbags – ammonium nitrate – become highly unstable and deteriorates over time, causing it to explode with excessive force when activated. Rather than deflating a lifesaving airbag, the ammonium nitrate will fling shards of shrapnel outwards in all directions. Some victims sustained injuries so severe that responding police officers initially believed were knife or gunshot wounds.

While it is believed that a strong combination of heat and humidity greatly increases the chance of the dangerous substance’s deterioration, it seems possible that such violent explosions could occur anywhere and at any time. It is due to the unpredictable and volatile nature of the airbags that the NHTSA has deemed each one entirely unfit for use. Although, due to the number that need to be replaced, it is estimated that some drivers will have to wait years for the correction.

Recall Action Numbers Related to Takata Recalls

Takata:

  • 13E-017
  • 14E-073
  • 15E-040/041/042/043

BMW:

  • 13V-172
  • 14V-348/428

Chrystler:

  • 14V-354/770/817

Ford:

  • 14V-343/787/802

Honda:

  • 08V-593
  • 09V-259
  • 10V-041
  • 11V-260
  • 13V-132
  • 14V-349/351/353/700
  • 15V-153

Mazda:

  • 14V-344/773

Mitsubishi:

  • 14V-421/752

Nissan:

  • 13V-136
  • 14V-340/361/701
  • 15V-226/287

Suburu:

  • 14V-399/471/763

Toyota:

  • 13V-133
  • 14V-312
  • 14V-350/655
  • 15V-284/285/286

Contact a Takata Airbag Lawyer Today

Despite the pressure from the NHTSA to recall the Takata airbags and the solid admission that their product is highly dangerous, it is unlikely that you will be granted any sort of compensation for your injury without proper legal representation.

If you were injured by a ruptured or deployed airbag, it is entirely possible that a known defect from Takata is to blame. If you choose our firm as your legal partners, you can be sure that we will provide you with excellent assistance that is tailored to your individual case – you will not be seen as another number in a mass tort.

Start seeking full and fair compensation for your trauma by contacting one of our Raleigh Takata airbag lawyers today. We work on a contingency fee basis – you don’t pay us if we don’t win you a settlement.