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RESPECTED, LOCAL, ATTORNEYS IN NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA – READY TO HELP WITH TAKATA AIR BAG INJURIES
Airbags Fail – But our Attorneys Work Hard to Make Sure We Don’t
It’s okay to be vulnerable after a faulty part in your car short-circuits and hurts you, and it’s okay to ask our attorneys for help. Our attorneys are trained and knowledgeable in all areas of motor vehicle catastrophes and we know how to help from the beginning. The type of issues that we are currently looking at are as follows:
- Takata – Anytime a driver is involved in an accident, and their Takata airbag deploys, metal cartridges that are fixed with propellant wagers will be disbursed out of the bag, and it can simulate shrap-nel like fragments being into the person operate or sitting in the seat of a vehicle. Despite the fact that these airbags have caused numerous deaths and injuries, many car companies still use them in their motor vehicles.
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Takata air bag recall from 1988 to 2016
Here is a chronology of the Takata air bag problem:
- 1988 — Takata Corporation begins manufacturing air bags and gradually comes to control 20 percent of the market.
- 2013 — Auto manufacturers detect issues with the air bags; by May, a total of 3.6 million cars have been recalled. (As noted above, the propellant needs time to destabilize, so the threat is to older cars.) Problem air bags are traced back to Takata’s Monclova Plant in Coahuila, Mexico, operated by the company’s North American/Mexican subsidiary, TK Holdings Inc.
- June 2014 — Takata admits its Mexican subsidiary mishandled the manufacture of explosive propellants and improperly stored chemicals. The absence of quality control records makes identifying the whereabouts of defective air bags more difficult.
- June 23, 2014 — After a NHTSA investigation, auto manufacturers BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota announce they are recalling more than 3 million vehicles worldwide.
- November 18, 2014 — NHTSA orders Takata to issue a nationwide air bag recall. This becomes the largest automobile recall in history.
- December 9, 2016 — As of this date, car manufacturers affected by the Takata air bag recall include Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks North America, Daimler Vans USA LLC, Dodge/Ram, Ferrari, Fisker, Ford, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
To verify if your vehicle is under recall, visit NHTSA’s website here. If you have already been in an accident where a Takata air bag malfunctioned, contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban immediately!
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Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban will proudly represent any individuals that have been the victim of defective Takata airbags, across the Carolinas and Virginia. Call us toll free today at (855) 435-7247, or contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban online to schedule your free consultation. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that until your case is resolved, and you’ve received your financial compensation, you don’t have to pay legal fees.