A car accident occurred last summer involving a teenage driver who passed away as a result of an explosive airbag inflator. The airbag inflator was made by Takata, a company that constructs parts for automobiles. It is the largest constructor of air bags in the world. A recall of vehicles that have Takata air bags was expanded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This recall is the biggest recall NHTSA has ever carried out. The issue is that Takata uses ammonium nitrate in their air bags, which, over a long period of exposure to airborne moisture, causes serious issues. Overtime, it is expected for all air bags that use ammonium nitrate will be recalled. Nine deaths worldwide have been associated with Takata airbags. Many hundred thousand vehicles are being recalled due to the issue. In addition, the company Takata is facing many millions of dollars in fines.
One of the leading causes of vehicle accidents is mechanical defects. If a person is involved in a vehicle accident because of a mechanical defect, they are protected by the product liability law, which allows consumers to hold companies accountable if they distribute defective products.
The qualified Missouri personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth can help if you or a loved one has been involved in a vehicle accident caused by defective vehicle parts. These attorneys have over a century of combined legal experience in which they have acquired great legal skill and knowledge. Using their great legal knowledge, these attorneys will carefully work to acquire compensation for both your economic and non-economic losses that resulted from the defective vehicle parts. If you are in need of a personal injury attorney, contact Meyerkord & Kurth for a consultation today.