Takata airbags have been identified as the cause of more than 100 serious injuries and an alarming 10 deaths over the past year. In May, an independent investigation into these airbags found defects that make them likely to continue injuring and killing innocent people - prompting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to, for the first time ever, issue a proactive recall of several makes and models with these dangerous airbags installed. Despite this, a U.S. Senate report released on Wednesday suggests that Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, and Daimler Vans have continued to install these deadly airbags in their latest model vehicles.
When you or a loved one are injured by a defective product, you have every right to hold the manufacturer accountable and to seek compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages. In cases like this, when an auto company knowingly and willfully uses a defective component part in their vehicles, you may be entitled to hold them liable for injuries as well. Understanding who is liable and how best to get fair compensation is the job of your personal injury attorney. Our Alabama airbag defect attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to identify the liable party, and know exactly how to handle these cases to get maximum compensation for our clients.
Have you been injured or lost a loved one due to an airbag defect? Please contact The Shelnutt Law Firm online or by calling our Gadsden, Alabama office at 256-547-4988 to schedule a free and informative consultation today.