TAKATA AIR BAGS
The Law Firm of Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC is now investigating cases where people have been injured through defective Takata airbags. These defects have allegedly caused at least 23 deaths and more than 250 injuries worldwide. Takata airbags are still being used for replacements and in new vehicles, despite being the source of the largest consumer product recall in U.S. history with roughly 70 million vehicles recalled throughout the nation, and nearly 100 million worldwide.
A trust has now been established for current and future personal injury victims harmed by Takata airbags. Please call us to discuss your case and we can begin working on making a claim for you if you have been hurt by a Takata airbag.
Violent and overly aggressive Takata airbag deployments, ruptures and explosions may cause motorists and passengers to suffer severe injuries, and possibly death. Injuries may include:
- Arm breaks above the wrists
- Excessive black eyes
- Neck damage or break
- Brain injury or concussion
- Compound fractures
- Facial or cranial fractures
- Rib, sternum and/or clavicle fractures
- Spinal fractures
- Serious cuts or avulsions
- Injuries related to metal shrapnel
- Permanent scarring
- Hearing damage or loss
- Vision damage or loss
- Vocal damage or loss
In 2017, the U.S. DOJ announced that Takata pled guilty to a single felony count of wire fraud and pay $1 billion in criminal penalties, and about $125 million was set aside to form a Trust to compensate victims who were hurt by Takata airbags.
To see if your specific vehicle is included in the recall, visit the NHTSA website and enter your car's VIN.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident involving a recalled vehicle with a Takata airbag please call Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC - The Heavy Hitters Today at 800-LAW-0804