Airbags are designed to protect us from injury when we are involved in an accident. Sadly, when airbags are defective, they often do more harm than good. Failure to deploy or deployment with too much force are two of the leading causes of airbag injuries. In the case of Takata airbags, excessive deployment force scatters shrapnel throughout the cab, posing potentially fatal danger to everyone in the vehicle.
Victims of poorly designed or manufactured airbags are entitled to compensation from the companies behind the products. Our Mobile defective airbag attorneys are here to stand by your side and fight for your rights, to help ensure you are fully compensated for all of your damages.
Have you been injured by a Takata airbag in Mobile or surrounding areas of Alabama? Please contact Long & Long online or by calling (877) 724-7017 to schedule a free consultation at our Mobile or Orange Beach office and learn more about your legal options.
The Scope of the Problem
The Takata airbag recall is the largest of its kind ever issued by the NHTSA. What’s more, problems with the Takata airbag have prompted the NHTSA to, for the first time in its history, recall vehicles proactively. This step was taken after an independent investigation found a missing chemical in a majority of Takata airbags that allowed moisture to accumulate, increasing risks of shrapnel being expelled upon deployment.
The recall currently includes nearly 70 million vehicles, though that number may increase with time.
A shocking number of vehicles from a near complete range of manufacturers are included in the Takata airbag recall. The NHTSA maintains a frequently updated Takata airbag recall page that lists each impacted manufacturer and links to the models included in the recall. It is a good idea to check this page to make sure your vehicle is not involved. If it is, repairs will be provided free of charge at your closest dealership. Take advantage of these free repairs as soon as possible.
Of course, those injured by Takata will find pages listing recalled vehicles of little use. If you are among those injured by a defective Takata airbag, our product liability attorneys can help you get justice.
To schedule a free consultation at our Mobile or Orange Beach office, please call our Alabama Takata airbag injury lawyers at (877) 724-7017 today. We serve victims of Takata airbags living in Baldwin County and surrounding areas of Alabama.