Takata, a major automobile parts supplier, has recalled the airbags in about 7.8 million vehicles. See below for a list of the current makes and models which may contain these dangerous airbags. The reason for the Takata airbag recall is that the propellant used can deteriorate over time due to environmental factors (especially in high humid areas such as Florida). This can lead to an over-aggressive combustion upon the airbag deploying. When this occurs, metal shards of shrapnel can be sprayed throughout the passenger cabin. This can cause severe injuries, and possibly death, to the front seat occupants. There have already been at least 11 fatalities and more than one hundred injuries linked to these faulty Takata airbags.

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Takata Air Bag Injury Frequently Asked Questions

What is the history of the Takata airbag recall?

Here’s a brief history of some of the main points of this ongoing problem: 1988 – Takata (founded in 1933) begins manufacturing air bags. 1990s – Research and development takes place at Takata to make a smaller model with fewer toxic fumes when deployed. 1998 – Honda begins installing the newly designed Takata air bags.… read more?

How do you find out if your car is included in the Takata airbag recall?

A June 2016 report states that four automakers — Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Volkwagen and Mitsubishi — are continuing to sell these defective airbags that must be recalled by 2018. Sadly, these manufacturers are not required to tell buyers about new model cars being equipped with the defective airbags. The NHTSA currently has two resources to… read more?

Our Case Results

$375,000

Victim Suffers Fractured Hip

Settlement recovery for victim that suffered multiple falls and a fractured hip while at an assisted living facility.

$1,795,000

Car Accident Trial Verdict

In May 2019, a Pinellas County jury awarded our client $1.795 million after her car accident in which she suffered injuries to her neck resulting in surgery.

$200,000

Settlement for Bicyclist

$200,000 settlement for a gentleman who was bicycling on a city street and caught his hand/handlebar on a utility wire, causing him to sustain multiple fractures when he flipped over his bicycle.

$350,000+

Settlement for Pedestrian Recovered

Our law firm recovered over $350K for a woman struck as a pedestrian at night in a disputed liability claim. Our client required an extensive hospital and rehabilitation for injuries including a broken pelvis, closed head injury and low back injury. Her commentsRead more?

$339,000

Settlement for Bicyclist in Dunedin

Our firm recovered $339,000 for a bicyclist who injured his back when he was hit by a careless driver. His injuries required back surgery. The careless driver carried $100,000 in insurance limits and our client received those policy limits from the at fault driver. On the eve of trial, our client’s own insurance company paid $229,000 from... read more?

$160,000

Settlement for Pedestrian Hit After Car Runs Stop Sign

Settlement to our client after being hit by a car which ran a stop sign.

$14,300,000

Verdict to Parents for Wrongful Death of Son

We fought for parents of a car crash victim with a jury verdict for wrongful death of their son.

$800,000

Three-Car Rear-End Collision

This client was involved in a three-car collision when he was hit from behind and pushed into the car in front of him. He had recently undergone shoulder surgery and suffered further injury to the joint.

$750,000

Pedestrian Struck by Cement Truck

Verdict to a young victim hit by a cement truck. Our client sustained significant back injuries including syringomyelia. She is on permanent disability from her injuries.

$1,000,000+

Defective Hip Implant Verdicts

$1,000,000+ in recoveries for defective hip implants. The cumulative recovery exceeds 1 million.

$250,000

Resident at Nursing Home Becomes Malnourished & Dehydrated

Settlement recovered for a nursing home resident who sustained multiple falls, fractured arm, developed infections, bedsores on back and heels, and became malnourished and dehydrated.

$650,000

Victim Dies from Sealant Fumes

Settlement for the family of a victim who died after inhaling fumes from a sealant product produced and sold nationally. The product is known to cause serious injury and death but no warnings and no recall was issued.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

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