Takata Airbag Injury Attorneys
Based in Denver, CO, We Serve Injured Clients Nationwide
Airbags are designed to save lives in the event of an auto accident. Unfortunately, defective airbags can lead to serious injuries and even death for a vehicle’s occupants. With roughly 42 million vehicles in the U.S. affected, Takata airbag defects have resulted in the largest ever automotive recall.
Vehicles manufactured by 19 automakers across multiple model years have been subject to recall due to safety concerns regarding Takata airbags. Learn more from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Takata Recall Spotlight if you think you were affected. Injuries caused by these airbags, which could deploy with too much force and cause shrapnel that injured vehicle occupants, can be serious. We can help victims make an injury claim.
If you or someone you care about was harmed due to an airbag defect, call The Gilbert Law Group® at (888) 711-5947 for a free review of your case.
Why Are Takata Airbags Being Recalled?
The defective airbags manufactured by Takata are a safety hazard because the inflator component can rupture when the airbag deploys, propelling metal and plastic debris into the passenger compartment. The defect is the result of the propellant within the airbag, which can deteriorate over time. Deterioration of the propellant increases internal pressure, making an explosive deployment more likely.
The defective airbags are found in both driver- and passenger-side frontal positions.
Some of the earliest Takata recalls were issued in regions like the southeastern United States and Hawaii because intense heat and humidity are believed to accelerate the propellant’s deterioration. However, many automakers have expanded their recalls nationwide.
Injuries Caused By Takata Airbag Defects
Shrapnel launched from the ruptured airbag housing travels at high speeds, posing a danger to a driver and their passengers. Victims have suffered severe injuries to their:
Sadly, some victims have passed away from the injuries caused by these metal and plastic shards. In one case, the trauma from the ruptured airbag was so extreme the police initially believed the victim had suffered a gunshot or stab wound. As of October 2020, America had seen 17 deaths and 200 injuries caused by these faulty airbags.
Please contact The Gilbert Law Group® online or call (888) 711-5947 to schedule your free case evaluation. Our Takata airbag defect lawyers serve clients throughout the United States.
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We’ve taken on big corporations like Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, and other automakers to protect the rights of injured consumers.
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Making the World Safer
After being challenged by our lawyers, major companies have pulled defective products off the market.
Engineering Team on Staff
The Gilbert Law Group® is the only firm in the U.S. to have an in-house engineering team to assess and explain product defects.
Over One Billion Dollars Recovered
Since 1969, we have fought aggressively for our clients, never turning away from even the most formidable opponents.
When you are facing complex legal issues and high-profile defendants, you need a lawyer who knows how to fight these battles. Our team has taken on some of our nation’s biggest corporations and, with the help of our network of professional consultants and our skilled in-house engineering team, can help jurors make sense of highly technical evidence.
Record Trial Court Verdict - Products Case $52,000,000
Truck Burn Injury $51,100,000
Record Trial Verdict - Rear-end Collision $43,200,000
Jury Verdict Brain Damage Case $35,000,000
Heavy Truck Fire Case $29,500,000
Bad Faith Insurance - Head On Auto Collision $17.8 Million
Record Jury Verdict - Seat Belt Failure $17,500,000
Auto Accident $9,500,000
Auto Defect $9,000,000
Wrongful Death $8,400,000
The Gilbert Law Group® is maintaining a list of the vehicles named in Takata airbag recalls. If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to an airbag defect, please schedule a free consultation with our auto defect attorneys to discuss your claim.