In the wake of massive recalls and government safety probes, Ross Feller Casey is pursuing lawsuits on behalf of people who were seriously injured by potentially deadly airbags fitted in millions of vehicles driving on U.S. highways.
Ross Feller Casey is among the nation’s leading personal injury law firms, having won more than $1 billion for its individual clients in just the last five years alone. The firm has successfully taken on the automobile industry, building an impressive list of record-setting recoveries in auto-defect lawsuits, including settlements for $31 million, $30 million and $25 million.
The vast majority of the airbag problems relate to inflators produced by Takata of Japan. The company’s exploding airbags have led to the most extensive series of auto recalls in U.S. history.
In all, over the past few years, more than 63 million autos on U.S. roads from virtually every manufacturer have been recalled as a result of Takata’s faulty airbags. Millions remain on the road, unfixed, according to federal highway officials.
The most recent recall announcement occurred in November 2020.
Bowing to pressure from federal regulators, GM agreed to recall 6 million U.S. pickup trucks and SUVs build over an eight-year period.
General Motors will recall full-size pickup trucks and SUVs from model years 2007 through 2014, including the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickups, the Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe and Avalanche, the Cadillac Escalade, GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500, and the GMC Yukon.
Takata’s airbags have been shown to deploy explosively, injuring, and even killing occupants by spraying metal shards throughout the passenger cabin. The company used ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate the airbags. But that chemical has been shown to deteriorate over time due to high humidity and changes in temperatures.
Worldwide, the exploding airbags have killed 27 people, including 18 in America.
You can check to see if your vehicle has been recalled by going to www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and typing in the vehicle identification number, or VIN.
Airbags that are designed to protect drivers and passengers are often the very things that cause injuries. Individuals throughout the nation have filed successful personal injury and product liability lawsuits involving airbags that failed to deploy, that deployed too slowly, or that deployed prematurely.
Ross Feller Casey lawyers have won remarkable verdicts and settlements in all types of automobile accident lawsuits, including those involving product defects against leading vehicle manufacturers.
The notable cases include:
If you or a loved one suffered severe injuries in an accident involving a defective airbag, you should contact our airbag recall lawyers for a free case evaluation.
You may be entitled to substantial compensation, but time may be running out.
Ross Feller Casey handles all personal injury cases, including airbag lawsuits, on a contingency basis, so you will not pay anything unless there is a financial recovery in your case.