Another person was recently added to the U.S. death toll as a result of the defective Takata air bag inflator. Since 2009, Takata air bags have caused at least 19 deaths and more than 400 injuries in the U.S. as a result of a defect that causes the inflator to rupture and send metal fragments flying toward vehicle operators and passengers. The defect impacts over 100 million inflators and prompted the largest automotive recall in history.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a statement earlier this year stating that at least 17 million defective inflators remain unrepaired or accounted for and urged automakers to “maximize the tools they have developed over the last five years, and identify potential new tools and opportunities for increasing repair rates” for the defective air bags that remain in vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been injured, killed, or impacted by a Takata air bag, call Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an incident of this nature. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that companies are held fully accountable. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the longest standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.