Defective Air Bags May Cause Serious Injuries
Many people may remember the days when you would get in your car and drive off into the streets of your city or a highway without even thinking about buckling your seat belts. The first seat belt was developed by a Swedish engineer and installed on Volvos in 1959 and spread around the world but many people considered them a nuisance and ignored the life-saving straps.
According to the CDC: Seat belts dramatically reduce risk of death and serious injury. Among drivers and front-seat passengers, seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45%, and cut the risk of serious injury by 50%. Seat belts prevent drivers and passengers from being ejected during a crash.
It wasn’t until 1986 that the State of Florida began to enforce a requirement for seat belts.
Airbags were first introduced in the early 1970’s and since then, vehicles, as well as their safety features, have developed rapidly. Since model year 1998, all new cars have been required to have air bags on both driver and passenger sides.
Tens of millions of vehicles with Takata air bags are under recall. Long-term exposure to high heat and humidity can cause these air bags to explode when deployed. Such explosions have caused injuries and deaths.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) urges vehicle owners to take a few simple steps to protect themselves and others from this very serious threat to safety.
Check for Recalls using your vehicle identification number (VIN).
If you or someone you know has been injured due to a defective Takata air bag, we can help. We are representing victims who are seeking compensation for their medical bills, time lost from work, pain & suffering, and property damages.
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