Victim’s RightsIndividuals who have suffered harm due to a faulty airbag system in their vehicles are entitled to compensation for all harms suffered. Specific damages compensable in such cases include recovery for all current and future medical costs, cost of rehabilitation care, loss of work, loss of future income, as well as non economic damages including pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Action by Takata and Punitive Damage AssessmentIn some instances courts have awarded punitive damages to victims. Punitive damage awards are awarded when the at fault party acted with the intent to cause harm or acted in reckless indifference to the lives and health of consumers. According to reporting from the New York Time former workers of the Japanese manufactures have stated that the company knew of the high risk of airbags unexpectedly exploding and releasing potentially harmful projectiles into the passenger compartments. Several tests were conducted by Takata back in 2004; according the article resulting in two of the airbag’s steel inflators cracking, ” a condition that can lead to rupture.” The results of the testing were so surprising Takata engineers, ” began designing possible fixes in preparation for a recall.” However the recall was not issued until a decade after the testing.
Filing A Defective Product Lawsuit:Product liability claims are considered strict liability under the eyes of the law. There are generally three ways to prove the existence of a defective product in the court of law. (1) Defect in the products original design, (2) Defect in the manufacturing process of the vehicle or airbag, (3) Failure to warn or failure to properly recall a defective product in a timely manner. Attorney Consultation Available: If you or a loved have suffered serious injuries due to an exploding airbag or failure of an airbag to deploy and have any legal issues feel free to contact our law offices. All legal consultations are provided by our attorneys free of charge. Further Information: Deadline for Filing a Takata Airbag Lawsuit
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