May 24, 2017
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Takata Corporation is facing a huge controversy over defective airbags. Fourteen different automakers, including Nissan Infiniti, have recalled vehicles with defective Takata airbags, with model years ranging from 2002 to 2015, in what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.” Some of those airbags have exploded violently upon deployment, causing flying shrapnel to injure or kill passengers.
After Takata’s ever increasing numbers of personal injury lawsuits, the newly installed president Stefan Stocker handed over his position to the company chairman, Shigehisa Takata. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to defective Takata airbags in a Nissan Infiniti, you may be able to file suit against the offending manufacturer.
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.
Infiniti (Nissan) Models Recalled for Defective Takata Airbags
Independent Review Board to Examine Takata’s Manufacturing Processes
An independent review board staffed with six panelists was set up in 2015 to look into Takata’s manufacturing processes and to recommend best practices to deal with the largest ever auto recall. Samuel Skinner, the former U.S. transportation secretary, led the panel.
It wasn’t until February 2015 that Takata finally increased its ability to make replacement airbag inflators at all of its plants worldwide. It was anticipated that they would then be making up to 900,000 replacement inflators a month.
Despite the efforts to fix this issue, reports of people being seriously injured and killed continue. Even though it appeared that Takata was assisting the NHTSA with their investigation, the agency threatened to levy civil fines of $14,000 a day for their refusal to cooperate and sending in a massive number of documents deemed unsatisfactory.
Who is Liable for Injuries Caused by Defective Takata Airbags?
Florida’s product liability law says product manufacturers must make products that are safe and without hazards for the end user. If a manufacturer of a product, such as Takata airbags/inflators, fails to make a safe product and the end user is harmed or killed, the manufacturer may be held liable for injuries or damages sustained as a result of an accident.
Driving a vehicle with a defective Takata airbag? Involved in an accident in which your airbag deployed and ejected metal shrapnel, causing serious injuries? Contact Chalik & Chalik to discuss your potential lawsuit. You may be protected under product liability law.
To pursue a product liability case, you need legal advice from an attorney familiar with product liability law as it relates to defective Takata airbags. Our team can provide you with product liability information, how it may apply to your case and assist you in filing a lawsuit and build a solid case to seek compensation from the courts.
We want to help you get the compensation that you need and deserve. Call Chalik & Chalik now at 855-529-0269 to schedule a free case evaluation with an attorney.
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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