For more than 25 years, most passenger vehicles have been equipped with airbags in the steering wheel, designed to protect the driver in the event of a crash. Many vehicles now also have a front passenger airbag, as well as side airbags. While these airbags are included for safety reasons, they can also be extremely dangerous. Airbags have been known to cause burns and injuries, as they deploy at an extremely high rate of speed in a crash. However in recent months, a defect in certain airbags has resulted in shrapnel being sent throughout the vehicle when the airbag is deployed. These objects and pieces of metal have caused serious injuries and even death. These defective airbags, manufactured by the Takata company, are now the subject of a government-mandated recall. Millions of vehicles are being recalled in order for the defects to be corrected.
If your vehicle is under recall, it is essential that you take it to be repaired immediately. However, many individuals have not been so lucky, and have already been injured or lost a loved one as a result of the defective airbags. If you have been injured or a loved one has died as the result of a Takata airbag, we can help. At The Johnson Law Firm, LLC, our lawyers are highly knowledgeable in the area of personal injury. We stay on top of any new information that is emerging regarding the Takata recall and communicate the information to our injured clients. We represent clients who have suffered devastating injuries as a result of these defective airbags, including:
We also handle Takata airbag cases that have caused fatalities. Our firm is sensitive to the needs of surviving family members, and is dedicated to seeking justice and compensation on their behalf through a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to a defective airbag, we can help. Call The Johnson Law Firm, LLC, today at 636-614-1785 or contact us online for a free consultation. We help clients in the St. Charles area and throughout Missouri.