Takata is a major manufacturer of car parts. From 2002 to 2008, the company’s air bags were installed in millions of vehicles from most major auto manufacturers, including BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, General Motors, Honda and more. The air bags were intended to save lives, but unfortunately ended up causing serious injury and sometimes death due to product defects.
The Takata air bag’s propellant may deteriorate over time, particularly as the car is exposed to changing temperatures and humidity. As a result, air bag deployment causes over-aggressive combustion. If conditions are right, the inflator housing then ruptures in the process, sending metal shards into the passenger cabin.
Fatalities have been reported as a result of Takata air bag defects. Hundreds more devastating injuries, including disfigurement to the face and neck, have also been linked to the defective products and other air bag recalls.
If you were in a car accident and your air bag deployed, causing more harm than good, you may have a case for negligence and compensation. Our attorneys at Healy Scanlon Law Firm can help you collect what you need to recover and hold the at-fault parties accountable for what they have done.
Manufacturing mistakes do happen, but some manufacturers intentionally overlook hazards they uncover because there is too great a cost associated with fixing the problem. This kind of company-wide and industry-wide negligence in automotive product design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution often leads to injuries for individual consumers. At Healy Scanlon Law Firm, we cannot in good conscience let businesses avoid liability, even if only a handful of people get injured.
Every injury matters. They affect our clients and their families dramatically. We are here to make sure they get the care they need and deserve to cover medical bills and ongoing treatment for their losses.
When you contact us, we will help you get the independent medical assessments you need and ensure that you have the strongest case possible against large entities like auto manufacturers and their insurance companies.
Arrange a free initial consultation with our Chicago law firm. There is no charge for simply discussing your options, and personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. Reach our experienced personal injury lawyers online or by telephone at 312-226-4236 for more information.
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