Defectively designed airbags can result in devastating accidents and injuries. The San Antonio trial lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm stand up for individuals who have been injured or suffered great loss due to defective products. We have extensive experience with these cases.
Recently, a massive airbag recall that covers millions of vehicles in the United States was issued. When deployed, these defective air bags reportedly shoot shrapnel into the very people that they are designed to protect. The vehicles with these defective products are incredibly dangerous and have caused a significant amount of injuries.
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Identifying The Dangers Of Defective Airbags
Owners of certain vehicles are urged to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective airbags. It is estimated that nearly 17 million vehicles in the U.S. are involved in these recalls, coming from more than two dozen brands. These defective airbags have led to the deaths of at least 4 individuals and more than 100 injuries.
Some of the automakers and brands involved in the recalls include:
- General Motors
The defective airbag involves defective inflator and propellant devices that may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, shooting metal fragments into vehicle occupants. These defective airbags have caused deaths and injuries across the United States and are incredibly dangerous.
What led to these defects and why weren't they caught sooner? While there have been many claims alleging mishandled chemicals, extreme humidity, and even rust and bad welds caused the defects, there has been no conclusive explanation yet. Simply put, manufacturer negligence is most likely blame in these cases. Furthermore, documents from as far back as 2002 showed that one of the main manufacturers in question, Takata, had a defect rate of roughly 60 to 80 defective parts for every 1 million airbag inflators shipped in one of its plants. This is far above acceptable limits, putting countless consumers at risk when they purchase these vehicles.
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If you or someone you love was hurt by a defective airbag, we invite you to contact Wyatt Law Firm today to discuss your case with us. You could have a claim against a product manufacturer, retailer, or other party. Typically, when a product is defective, multiple consumers are injured. This can make cases extremely complicated, especially as insurance companies to try to skirt around compensation. The good news is that you don't have to try to resolve these matters on your own. Our San Antonio product defect lawyers are more than prepared to assist with your case.
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