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Takata Airbag Recall

Attorneys in New York assisting Takata airbag injury victims and families who lost loved ones

Takata Corporation recently expanded its defective airbag recall worldwide. The announcement in May 2015 was the result of extensive, government-mandated safety testing due to concerns about Takata airbags exploding and causing serious injuries and fatalities.

Don’t wait to take legal action if you or a loved one has been injured or a loved one died because of an exploding Takata airbag. Contact Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP in New York City to know your rights. We want to work with you and help you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve. Call (800) 692-3717.

Frequently asked questions about Takata airbag recall

How many cars has Takata recalled due to defective airbags?

As of May 2015, a total of 34 million vehicles in the United States are affected by Takata’s airbag recall. That’s 1 in 7 vehicles in America. Takata’s latest recall is the largest one in American automotive history.

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Why are Takata air bags defective and dangerous?

Takata’s defect involves issues with ammonium nitrate, the explosive material used in Takata airbags. When the ammonium nitrate becomes exposed to moisture, Takata airbags can sometimes violently explode, sending shrapnel throughout the vehicle compartment and injuring people inside the vehicle.

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What kinds of injuries do defective Takata airbags cause?

A total of 6 people have been killed and more than 100 injured due to defective Takata airbags. In most cases, the injuries were caused by exploding shrapnel coming out of the airbags when deployed. Injuries include:

  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Blindness
  • Fatal, catastrophic injuries

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Has my vehicle been recalled due to a defective Takata airbag?

You can find out if your vehicle is affected by Takata’s airbag recall by visiting the website for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The list of vehicles is extensive and includes ones manufactured by many car companies between 2002 and 2011.

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Should I file a class action lawsuit against Takata?

Perhaps. Sometimes participating in a large-scale lawsuit against the large corporation is the best way to obtain the money you rightfully deserve for your injury. But there are many other legal options, and no two product liability cases are ever exactly the same. Contact Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP today to discuss all your legal options.

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Why should I hire a lawyer to handle by Takata airbag case?

You can’t assume you will be fairly compensated because you were injured in an accident caused by a defective airbag. Vehicle manufacturers and their insurance companies often do everything they can to avoid paying injury victims a fair settlement to cover the true cost of an accident. That’s why it’s critical to have an attorney on your side, working for you.

When you have legal counsel, you can take an aggressive stance right from the start. Your attorney can also set the agenda rather than allowing large corporations to decide what happens to you. From carefully reviewing accident reports to consulting with outside experts, we know how to build a strong legal case from the bottom up.

Put your trust in us. Contact Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP to schedule a free consultation. You will pay no legal fees unless you recover compensation for your losses. Call (800) 692-3717 to schedule an appointment at one of our 12 offices in New York City and the greater Metropolitan New York area.

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