Premier Indianapolis product liability law firm Hovde Dassow + Deets is actively investigating and pursuing claims for injuries and damages related to defective and dangerous airbags that have been installed in millions of cars throughout the United States.
As of January 2015, over 60 million cars in the U.S. have been recalled because of injuries and deaths caused by airbags manufactured by Japan’s Takata Corporation, one of the largest auto parts providers in the United States. Effected makes include Honda, GM, Toyota, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Mazda. You can find out if your car has been recalled here.
Nitrate in these Takata airbags, which is used to ignite their inflation upon impact in a collision, can become flammable when it comes into contact with moisture caused by humidity, causing them to explode. While most injuries or deaths have occurred in more humid states like Florida or Hawaii, incidents have been reported in less humid states like California or Oklahoma, with drivers or passengers injured or killed by flying shrapnel from the exploding airbags.
Numerous lawsuits have been filed against Takata, as well as Honda, which claim that those companies knew about these deadly flaws as early as 2001 but failed to investigate or take other appropriate steps to remediate the problems and protect consumers.
Hovde Dassow + Deets: Indiana Defective Takata Airbag Lawyers
If you own an effected vehicle or have suffered injuries due to defective Takata airbags, and want to discuss potential claims, contact Hovde Dassow + Deets partner and lead Takata airbag attorney Robert Dassow today at (317) 818-3100 or toll-free at (888) 404-6833 for a free, initial, and confidential consultation to discuss your case.
This article has been prepared by Hovde Dassow + Deets for informational purposes only and does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.