Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits

Posted By Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC || 3-Jun-2015

Were you injured by a defective Takata-made airbag?

The Portland personal injury attorneys at Paulson Coletti are accepting cases for individuals who were injured by defective airbags manufactured by Takata. Approximately 34 million vehicles have been recalled thus far, making this the largest auto-related recall in history.

Takata’s initial airbag recall was about half the size, affecting about 18 million vehicles. So far, five reported deaths have been linked to the defective airbags. According to accident reports, the airbags can explode and send shrapnel-like particles flying toward occupants of the vehicle. In addition to the five deaths, there have been multiple reported injuries including lacerations and even vision loss.

Takata says that 11 different vehicle manufacturers used Takata brand airbags in vehicles manufactured between 2000 and 2011. A majority of the vehicles included in the recall are Hondas, but other vehicles that may be equipped with Takata tires include BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, and more.

To find out if your vehicle is included in the recall, search for recalls by VIN. It is important to note that not all vehicles manufactured between 2000 and 2011 are affected.

The Takata airbags are defective because of their inflator component. The propellant in the airbag can break due to normal wear and tear, causing the airbags to crack. So when the airbags are deployed, the cracks can cause them to explode and send shrapnel flying.

Anyone injured by these faulty airbags may have legal recourse. The best way to learn about your legal rights and options is by contacting an experienced attorney. Our law firm has been voted one of the "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News in the practice area of product liability litigation for plaintiffs. Also, Attorney John Coletti received the honor of "Lawyer of the Year" in plaintiff product liability litigation for the years 2012 and 2015. We know product liability litigation.

Paulson Coletti is offering free case reviews to anyone who may have been affected by the Takata airbag recall, so contact us today!