Our law firm is currently involved in several class action lawsuits over defective auto parts.
These lawsuits are important because defective parts can lead to vehicle accidents, which can result in death and catastrophic personal injuries, like broken bones, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Recently, there has been a major recall of 16 million vehicles over defective Takata airbags. The airbags can allegedly open with too much force and spray occupants with metal shrapnel. So far, the defects have led to recalls of BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubshi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota vehicles.
To see if your vehicle is under the recall, visit the safercar.gov website to search by your vehicle’s VIN.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued an advisory in October urging owners to get the airbags replaced if they live in certain geographical areas with high humidity. However, safety experts are pushing for a nationwide recall that could take place soon.
So far, there has been one wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a victim in Florida who allegedly died after she had metal and plastic sprayed into her neck by her airbag following an accident.
In addition to the wrongful death lawsuit, eight people have filed complaints seeking class-action status against Takata, claiming the company discovered the defect in tests back in 2004. The plaintiffs have alleged that Takata allegedly destroyed documents relating to the tests.
The plaintiffs are seeking compensation “on behalf of anyone in the U.S. who purchased or leased a vehicles with Takata airbags, as well as unspecified money damages and other relief,” according to the Consumerist.
The plaintiffs allege that their vehicles have also been devalued because of the recall.
How Can I Speak to a Class Action Lawyer About a Defective Takata Airbag?
Auto part manufacturers must be held liable when their defective products falter, costing consumers money and time. A class action lawsuit is a tremendous way to hold a business liable for damages if a large group of people may have experienced suffering because of recklessness.
If you think your case could reach class action status, please contact Gary S. Graifman, Esq. He has remarkable experience in business and class action litigation.
Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. – Class Action Lawyers