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Airbag Recall

Drivers and front-seat passengers depend on safety systems, such as airbags, to protect them in an accident. However, when these systems fail, drivers and passengers can lose their lives or sustain serious injuries. When accident reports link defective airbags to serious accidents, the manufacturer may send out an airbag recall notice. These recall notices may help those drivers unaware of the problem, but do little to help those who have already endured a life-changing accident. These drivers may need to file an airbag recall lawsuit to recover from both their physical injuries and financial hardships.

Reasons for Airbag Recall
Airbags are sophisticated systems which rely on both mechanical and electronic components to protect drivers and passengers. When any of these components fail to respond as needed, the manufacturer may issue an airbag recall. Some issues that can lead to an airbag recall include:

  • Failure to deploy
  • Rapid deployment
  • Deploying without a collision
  • Defective weight sensors
  • Improper installation
  • Volatile chemicals in the inflation system
  • Defective collision detectors
  • … and much more

Injuries from Airbag Recall
Whether the system fails to deploy, or if it deploys at the improper time, or if it deploys too rapidly, a defective airbag can put people in danger. Drivers and passengers who ride in vehicles under an airbag recall may suffer serious injuries in an accident. Some of these injuries can include:

  • Cuts and laceration
  • Internal organ damage
  • Facial injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Crushing injuries
  • Chemical burns
  • Spinal damage
  • Concussions and head trauma
  • Paralysis
  • Death
  • … and much more

Takata Airbag Recall Makes Headlines
The biggest airbag recall in history came in 2015 from Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata Corporation. The Takata airbag recall included more than 32 million vehicles from 11 major automakers, including:

  • BMW
  • Daimler-Chrysler
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Honda
  • Mazda
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • Toyota

Victims suffered severe cuts, many of them fatal, after their airbags exploded upon deployment. The explosions propelled plastic and metal shrapnel into the drivers and front seat passengers. Laboratory tests later showed that the chemical propellant used in the airbags was highly volatile. See our page on the Takata airbag recall (LINK) for more details.

Awards from Airbag Recall Lawsuits
Drivers and passengers who have been injured in vehicles on the airbag recall list are eligible to file lawsuits against the manufacturers. The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm have worked on numerous airbag recall lawsuits and have garnered major awards for our clients. These awards can help victims recover expenses ranging from:

  • Surgical procedures
  • Hospital stays
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Loss of consortium
  • Future medical expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Mental health treatment
  • Pain and suffering
  • .. and much more.

Know Your Rights in an Airbag Recall Lawsuit
To find out how we can help you with an airbag recall lawsuit, contact us today at (713) 352-7975. Our friendly staff will ask a few questions about your case and connect you to an airbag recall lawsuit attorney. You can also fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form at the top of this page.

Airbag recalls may not prevent defective airbags from hurting people. These recalls can expose the negligence of product manufacturers and help victims hold them accountable.

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