The Takata airbag recall now includes nearly 70 million vehicles from a number of auto manufacturers. You can learn if your vehicle is included in the recall by visiting the vin lookup page at safecar.gov. If your vehicle has been recalled, it is important to take it to your closest dealership for immediate repairs. Failure to do so may result in shrapnel deploying along with your airbag during a car accident – an issue that has already resulted in a handful of deaths and over 100 serious injuries. If you are among those who have been injured, call Boulder car accident lawyer Christopher Jeffress at 303-993-8685 to learn how we can help.
Recalls for potentially deadly Takata airbags began in 2014, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just learned that the company knew about rupture risks as early as 2003. An incident in Switzerland that year was not reported to the NHTSA, rendering the agency incapable of taking action sooner. The decision to not report known or suspected dangers may make Takata liable for a more injuries and deaths than currently estimated, though the total number of people impacted by this airbag defect are, as yet, unknown.
When you are injured or a loved one is killed by a faulty or defective product, you have every right to hold the manufacturer accountable and seek compensation for all related damages. Boulder airbag defect attorney Christopher Jeffress understands how devastating these incidents can be and is prepared to take your case as far as needed to help you get the full compensation you are due.
To schedule a free consultation at our Boulder office, please contact Jeffress Law today. We represent victims of car accidents in Boulder County and all surrounding Front Range and Northern Colorado communities.