The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently denied a 2017 petition by Ford to not recall its vehicles containing Takata airbags. This recall is only just a part of the largest and most complex vehicle recall in United States history, currently involving 19 vehicle manufacturers and roughly 67 million Takata airbag inflators in tens of millions of vehicles in the United States.
This airbag defect involves airbag inflators exploding, causing lethal metal shards to fly out of the airbag at high speeds. The airbag defect is responsible for the deaths of more than 27 people, including a 17-year-old boy who bled to death when he was hit in the throat by flying metal shards. The exploding inflators are the result of a design defect, in which the propellant contained in the airbags deteriorates over time after consistent exposure to humidity. The bad propellant then causes the airbag to over-pressurize, resulting in sharp metal shards shooting out of the airbag. Lawyers at Abraham Watkins have handled and settled cases against Takata for injuries caused by the metal debris exploding through the airbags.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a Ford or Takata airbag, call the law firm of Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable.
The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.