Airbag Containing Ammonium Nitrate Cause Of Teen's Death

The Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz will host a press conference on Monday, April 18th at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the investigation and lawsuit.

(Houston, TX) Texas attorneys Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz are representing the parents of 17-year old Huma Hanif who was killed on March 31, 2016, by the defective airbag system in her 2002 Honda Civic. Nomaan Husain and Omar Khawaja of Husain Law + Associates, PC and Ali Zakaria of Ali Zakaria & Associates PC are also part of the family's legal team. The attorneys are filing suit against TK Holdings, Inc., American Honda Motor Co., Inc., and the dealership that sold the vehicle for the defective design, marketing, manufacturing, testing, and distribution of the vehicle and its accompanying airbag system.

On March 31, 2016, Huma Hanif was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Fort Bend County. Upon impact, the airbag inflator from her 2002 Honda Civic ruptured, causing shrapnel fragments to be forced through the airbag. The metal fragments struck Huma in the neck, killing her.

Takata airbags are defectively designed because they use ammonium nitrate as an airbag propellant. Ammonium nitrate is dangerously unstable and highly sensitive to temperature changes and moisture and breaks down as time passes. Ammonium nitrate is classified as an explosive in certain circumstances and is used as an illegal bomb making material. It has been known for decades that ammonium nitrate goes through thermal cycling that leads to its degradation and makes it even more susceptible to detonation. "Ammonium nitrate is the same hazardous material that destroyed Texas City in 1942 and devastated the City of West in 2013," according to Mo Aziz who also serves on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the West Explosion Litigation.

The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is hosting a press conference on Monday, April 18th at 1:00 p.m. to answer questions regarding the lawsuit. The press conference is open to all media and will be held at the firm's office, located at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, TX, 77002. For questions regarding the upcoming press conference, please call the firm at 713-587-9668.

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is the oldest personal injury law firm in Texas. For over 65 years, the legal team at Abraham Watkins has helped thousands of clients in cases involving auto accidents, medical negligence, business disputes, and oil and gas explosions. To learn more about Mo Aziz and the legal team at Abraham Watkins, visit the website or call 713-587-9668.