Another Death Related to Takata Airbags

Takata airbags are now linked to ten deaths in the United States. The latest occurred in South Carolina when a 52-year-old man was killed by shrapnel deployed along with his airbag. This latest fatality has increased the number of vehicles recalled due to airbag defects from 19 million to just over 24 million. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggests that the number of recalled vehicles will continue to increase as additional information about Takata airbags is made available.

This latest recall includes air bag inflators in cars manufactured by:

  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Daimler
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • Mazda
  • Saab
  • Volkswagen

If you suspect you may be driving a defective vehicle it is important that you take it to a dealership for additional information.

Sadly, deaths from defective vehicles are far from uncommon, though the defect is not always identified as a cause. This is but one of many reasons you need an experienced New Hampshire product liability attorney on your side the moment you lose a loved one in an accident. The attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss have decades of experience investigating accidents to identify all causes, and are here to take your case and fight for your rights to help ensure you are provided the justice you are due.

To schedule your free consultation at our Orford, New Hampshire office, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today. We represent families living throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.


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