The Takata airbag defect blamed for at least 10 deaths is behind yet another recall. This time, Daimler AG is recalling 840,000 vehicles including over 700,000 Mercedes Benzes. The defective airbags can deploy with too much force spraying metal shrapnel throughout the passenger compartment of the vehicle. More than 30 million vehicles in the U.S. have been recalled due to defective Takata airbags, so far. If you believe that your injuries were caused by a defective airbag, please talk to our Parkersburg defective product lawyer right away.
Airbags exist for one reason – to help keep you safe. Any time someone is seriously injured or killed in an auto accident it is a tragedy. When a device meant to minimize injuries actually causes injuries and deaths, it is outrageous.
In addition to the defective inflators that can explode and shoot out shrapnel, some Takata airbags have a defect that causes them to deploy spontaneously, when no accident has occurred. This spontaneous deployment can cause an accident and when combined with the inflator defect it can be deadly even if it doesn’t cause a collision with another vehicle.
There have been several reports that Takata knew about the defective airbags in the early 2000’s but hid the information rather than issuing a recall that could have prevented injuries and saved lives.
If you have been injured by a defective airbag or in an accident caused by a defective airbag, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries, but your time to act is limited. Do not wait until it is too late. Please call Parkersburg defective product lawyer Jim Leach at (304) 865-8530 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.