Unfortunately, defective auto parts have killed people and led to car accidents in New Jersey. Therefore, every time there is a major recall involving a vehicle or auto part, our attorneys take note.
Recently, 10 automakers recalled nearly 8 million vehicles to repair Takata airbag inflators that could shoot metal shards at people.
The recall has affected BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota vehicles. Regulators are urging people to get their airbags replaced as soon as possible if they own an affected vehicle.
Sadly, in one case, a Florida man reportedly suffered eye injuries after his airbag deployed and propelled metal fabric at him. He has since filed a personal injury lawsuit.
Recently, two former Takata employees told the New York Times that following a 2004 crash involving a damaged airbag, the company began secretly testing airbags found from scrap yards.
Rather than alert regulators about potential issues, the company allegedly had the testing records destroyed, the former employees said.
Can I Speak to an Attorney If a Defective Auto Part Injures Me?
If you suffer personal injuries because of a failed auto part, you should contact our attorneys immediately.
In addition to the airbag recall, several other vehicle recalls have taken place over the last 12 months, including recalls to GM vehicles experiencing ignition switch problems, which have been linked to fatal accidents.
Remember, by filing a lawsuit against an auto manufacturer, you are sending it a message not to place harmful vehicles on the road. Call us today if you have been affected by a defective auto part.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Accident Attorneys