Across the nation, Americans are being killed and injured by defective airbags. Made by Japan’s Takata, these killer airbags have sparked the biggest auto recall in United States history. Now American families need justice. They need an airbag defect lawyer provided by the Willis Law Firm.
Many automakers have issued massive airbag recalls to repair or replace the dangerously defective airbags. These automakers include:
These airbag recalls now total more than 30 million vehicles, and it’s estimated that it will take two to five years to handle all the repairs. By federal law, consumers can receive repairs for defects noted in auto recalls at no charge.
But the problem is availability of parts. Spare parts to repair 30 million or more airbags were not immediately available when airbag recalls for Takata defects began.
Takata itself has not issued an airbag recall, despite finally admitting on May 19, 2015 that is airbags were defective. This admission came years after airbags clearly were malfunctioning and injuring or killing drivers and passengers.
If you haven’t received a recall notice but are concerned that your vehicle may have an airbag defect, you can visit the federal website https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ and enter your car’s VIN, or vehicle identification number in a field provided to check for recalls. This should alert you if your vehicle has been recalled for any defect, including airbags.
The airbag defect problem involves defective devices which make an airbag deploy with excessively explosive force. Such explosions can send shards of metal or plastic — also called shrapnel — hurling at great speed inside a vehicle.
Some drivers who have been killed by defective airbags have looked like they were shot in the face or otherwise attacked, law officers have said, despite the fact that their vehicle was in a relatively minor impact. Yet any impact which can deploy a defective airbag can lead to injury or death.
To be sure, properly functioning airbags have saved many lives and spared many injuries. In fact, the airbag is perhaps the single biggest advance in automobile safety since the invention of the seat belt.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that since they were first widely introduced in the 1970s, airbags have saved approximately 20,000 lives.
However, airbags only work when they properly deploy. If they fail to function, or function improperly, they pose a serious risk to both drivers and passengers, as in the case of a defective Takata airbag.
If incorrectly designed or manufactured, any airbag can fire prematurely, without reason or not at all. Depending on the circumstances, defective airbag units can cause serious injury or even death, or can fail to protect vehicle occupants. Malfunctioning airbags can result in injuries such as:
Airbags malfunction for a number of reasons, primarily improper design or manufacturing, as in the case of defective Takata airbags. Such defects can be the basis of an airbag lawsuit provided by an airbag defect attorney through the Willis Law Firm.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a defective airbag, you may be entitled to financial compensation to repay you for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses.
Contact the Willis Law Firm today for a free, no-obligation legal review of your case. We will advise you on your chances of gaining a successful airbag lawsuit.
After assessing your chances, if you want to proceed with an airbag lawsuit, our law firm can provide you with an experienced and skilled airbag defect lawyer to handle your case — and at no up-front charge to you, since we aren’t paid unless we win your case, and then are paid only from a portion of the settlement.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse as the result of a malfunctioning airbag, the airbag defect attorneys of the Willis Law Firm may be able to help you secure the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today for a free case review.
Airbag-defect accidents can lead to serious medical bills and lost work after causing extreme pain and suffering. To learn how we can help you fight for justice, please contact us today by calling 800-883-9858.
The defective airbag attorneys of the Willis Law Firm have years of experience to back up their reputation as tenacious and determined litigators. Our compassionate legal team is dedicated to securing our clients the financial compensation that they and their families deserve.
Let us put this experience to work for you. Contact us today by calling 800-883-9858.