So far, eight people have died and more than 100 have been injured due to defective air bags manufactured by Takata. Many of the injuries have been catastrophic. However, even if an air bag simply fails to deploy, it can result in injury or death.
At the Pittsburgh-based law firm of Berger and Green, we are here to pursue justice and fair compensation for victims of defective products. This includes automobile defects and faulty car parts. Over the past 40 years, our product liability lawyers have represented tens of thousands of injured and disabled clients across Pennsylvania, helping them seek the money and medical care they deserve. We want to help you, too.
Intended To Save Lives, These Air Bags Are Doing Just The Opposite
So far, more than 30 million cars and trucks have been recalled due to faulty Takata air bags.
In some cases, the Takata air bag defect caused shards of metal to shoot out from the air bags like shrapnel, straight into the drivers’ faces. The underlying problem is the inflation device inside the air bag. Essentially, it is a metal container filled with propellant wafers that has been show to occasionally catch on fire and explode. The explosion can send metal pieces flying through the car at high speed, resulting in very significant injuries or death to the people within.
Various factors affect the likelihood of an explosion. Such factors include the heat and humidity to which the car is exposed and the design of the vehicle itself.
Get A Free Consultation About Air Bag Recalls
If you suspect that you or someone you know may have been injured by a defective air bag of any kind — whether or not manufactured by Takata — we encourage you to schedule a free consultation to learn about your rights and options. Call our Pittsburgh office today at (412) 661-1400 or contact us by email. Our attorneys only get paid if they win or settle your case.