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Honda Vehicles Recalled Due to Defective Air Bags

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On October 20, 2014, Toyota Motor Corporation recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United States due to potentially defective air bags manufactured by Takata Corporation. Since 2008, more than 16 million vehicles have been recalled globally because of defective Takata air bags.

Corey Burdick, 26, was driving his 2001 Honda Civic in Eustis, Florida, when he was involved in an accident with another vehicle. According to the accident report, Mr. Burdick's eye injury was "possibly caused by the air bag deployment." The lawsuit alleges "shards of metal were propelled through the air bag's fabric and struck Corey Burdick in the eye, resulting in disfigurement, impaired vision and other severe permanent injuries."

A suit filed by Stephanie Erdman in Texas made similar allegations as her lawsuit alleged "shards of metal, like shrapnel, were propelled toward Stephanie Erdman...striking (her) in the face and right eye."

When someone is injured or dies as a result of a product defect, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party's right to recover.

Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for injuries that occurred as a result of a product defect.

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