May 24, 2017
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In 2014, The New York Times reported that Takata had been aware of their defective airbags since 2004. The airbags have caused a number of deaths and injuries due to the metal shrapnel that is ejected upon the inflation of the airbags.
If Takata had revealed the issues they were having with their defective airbags in 2004, it could have saved many lives. Rather than admit there was an issue and look for a way to fix it, Takata suggested that the contents of the 2004 report revealed by The New York Times was flawed and inaccurate and cast aspersions on Takata and its workers. Takata insisted the testing they carried out in 2004 was at the behest of the National Highway Transportation Safety Association to deal with a cushion-tearing issue not related to cracked or ruptured airbag inflators.
The finger pointing continued with Takata suggesting the allegations were not true and the two sources for the information in the first report saying the company was attempting to switch things around. About the time of the November 2014 Takata article, it was revealed that there was a change in the chemical composition of Takata’s airbag propellant, a change the corporation said was not related to the recall(s).
More Accidents Kept Happening Involving Takata Airbags Nationwide
In November 2014, a 2007 Ford Mustang driver in North Carolina was the victim of an airbag failure. North Carolina was not on the list of the original vehicle recall for areas of high-humidity such as: Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, California, Washington, New York and Oregon. The NHTSA called for a nationwide recall of cars with defective airbags.
The exact number of deaths and injuries as a result of defective Takata airbags is not known. Some peg that number at 160 injuries and rising as not all vehicles involved in the massive recall have been serviced.
We know the importance of having someone on your side, if you have been injured in an airbag accident. Our firm is family owned and those values associated with family are very important to our mission. We fight for you and handle your case as if you were family.
BMW Takata Airbag Recalls — Approximately 1,605,000
Model Model Years Approx. Vol. Production Dates
A Partial List of Known Deaths Relating to Defective Takata Airbags:
Chalik & Chalik’s Experienced Team Handles Airbag Recall Cases
Airbag recall claims are complex cases. The team at Chalik & Chalik are here to help those harmed by defective airbags by assisting them in pursuing compensation for their injuries.
Numerous vehicle owners had no clue their Takata airbag(s) had a dangerous and deadly safety defect. While Takata was allegedly aware of the risks of metal being ejected into a driver/passenger, they said nothing until 2008, allowing defective airbags to be installed in thousands of vehicles, putting thousands of people in grave danger. Takata hid the defect even though they knew the problem was responsible for killing numerous unsuspecting drivers worldwide.
At Chalik & Chalik we stand up against large corporations such as Takata and their massive legal departments. We have years of experience helping accident survivors seek fair and equitable compensation and justice.
Have you sustained injuries in an accident caused by a defective Takata airbag? Contact Chalik & Chalik to discuss a product liability claim. Call 855-971-1662 or fill out our online contact form for a free case evaluation.
To prove liability, it is important to have industry experts who will testify that the airbag is defective. If you suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a defective airbag, call us. We will perform an investigation and recover financial compensation to help you recover from your injury.
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