Takata Air Bag Recall
In 2014, several car manufacturers throughout the world announced a series of recalls of several makes and models of vehicles due to concerns over defective frontal driver and passenger air bags made by Takata. The recalls now affect approximately 7.8 million vehicles made between 2002 and 2008, according to reports.
Unfortunately, five people in the U.S. have already died and more than 100 have been injured by Takata air bags. If you were in a car accident and suffered severe injuries due to a faulty air bag, figuring out whether your injuries are linked to this problem is a difficult task. Our Springfield product liability lawyers can help you navigate your path to compensation. Call (217) 523-7742 to talk to lawyers who have recovered more than $400 million in compensation for their clients.
Why are Takata Air Bags Malfunctioning?
According to the manufacturers, the air bag’s “propellant” could deteriorate. This can lead to a build up of pressure within the air bag’s inflator housing. If this happens, metal shards from the housing could explode into the vehicle cabin. Overall, air bags remain a life-saving piece of technology in many auto accidents. However, these Takata air bags could cause severe lacerations to drivers, some of which have already been fatal.
What Cars have been Affected by the Takata Air Bag Recall?
The recalls now affect cars manufactured by:
- General Motors
Do I Have A Case?
The federal government and multiple news reports have alleged that Takata was aware of the potential problems long before any recalls were issued. The company has also faced additional fines for being uncooperative with federal investigators.
As Central Illinois’ top-rated personal injury law firm, we have experience representing victims of defective automobile parts. Our attorneys will partner with the right people to evaluate what went wrong in your vehicle and whether you have a claim against the manufacturer. We can pursue legal action that will give you the best chance of maximizing your compensation for your losses.
Contact Kanoski Bresney Today To Learn More
If you are hurt, it is important that you take action quickly to determine if you have a claim for compensation against Takata. Please contact us to schedule a consultation by calling (217) 523-7742 or by filling out the form below. We have locations in Quincy, Macomb, Springfield, Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Pekin and Rushville to better serve you, no matter where you are in Central Illinois.