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Takata Airbag Injuries in Philadelphia
Under normal circumstances, airbags should be the first line of defense in the internal structure of a vehicle in the even of a car accident. Unfortunately for some drivers and passengers, this crucial safety feature is the reason they've lost their loved ones, suffered serious injuries, or both. This comes after the stunning revelation that popular automobile part manufacturer Takata manufactured a series of defective airbags that caused serious injuries and deaths to vehicle owners all over the United States and the world.
In the US alone, more than 26 people have died so far, and at least 400 others have sustained severe injuries due to the defective nature of these airbags. According to an investigation carried out by the NHTSA, this accident occurred due to the combination of environmental moisture, high temperatures, and age. When these factors blend with the airbag inflator made of metal, the inflator can ignite, sending shrapnel to the driver and passengers in the vehicle.
As you would expect, Takata airbag injuries in Philadelphia and throughout the country are serious and horrific, to say the least. A CNN report told the story of a woman who suffered serious head injuries in what appeared to be a minor accident. Investigators revealed that under normal circumstances, such an accident was too minor to cause such serious injuries. The horrific report added that the woman's injuries were so severe that first responders initially believed that she had been shot or stabbed in the head several times. Little did they know that these injuries occurred due to the impact of shrapnel bursting through the victim's face.
If that accident reminds you of something you or a loved one has experienced before, contact us today for a free case evaluation. You might be able to join many other plaintiffs who have suffered serious injuries as a result of Takata's defective airbags.
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Should I Contact Morgan and Morgan If I Was At Fault For The Accident?
Being at fault for the accident should not prevent you from contacting Morgan and Morgan for a free case evaluation. If you were injured by a defective airbag, you may still be able to file a claim.
How Many Vehicles Have Been Recalled Due to Takata Airbag Injuries?
So far, more than 63 million vehicles believed to contain these defective airbags have been recalled. The NHTSA describes this recall as the largest in the history of the United States.
Which Cars are Suspected to Have Defective Takata Airbags?
We have received reports citing different types of vehicles, including some of the most popular brands in the automotive industry. However, Acura, Chrysler, BMW, Audi, Honda, Subaru, Nissan, Volkswagen, and Toyota Toyota are the most conspicuous. Keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive; if you were involved in an accident in a different type of vehicle and suffered similar injuries, get in touch with us to determine whether you qualify for compensation.
What Damages Can I Claim If I Have a Valid Case?
If we determine that you have a valid case, you may be able to recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress, among other damages. The exact damages you may be entitled to will depend on the specifics of your case.
What If a Loved One Died In the Accident?
In that case, our wrongful death attorneys might be able to help you pursue compensation for the loss of your loved one. If you win, you may recover funeral expenses, death benefits, and other applicable damages.
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The very devices designed to protect you in a car accident should be the reason you suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one. But that is what happens when manufacturers put profits over safety. Now is your time to fight back and hold them accountable. Get in touch with us today for a free case evaluation.