Our coverage of the Takata airbag recall continues with some sad news. It appears that a Louisiana woman may have become the latest victim of the dangerous part defect. Six deaths have been confirmed as related to the defective airbags and if the investigation confirms it, this latest fatality may be the fourth in the U.S. and the seventh worldwide.
The 22-year-old Lafayette woman was driving her car late at night when she collided with a utility pole. Her car’s airbag went off and showered her in metal shrapnel, which resulted in injuries that left her hospitalized for four days before she eventually passed on. Two days after the car accident, and two days before her death, the Lafayette woman received a recall notice about her car.
As the result of this late warning and suffering caused by the defective auto part, the family of the crash victim has filed a lawsuit against Honda Motor Company, several of its subsidiaries and the Takata Corporation. They claim the defective airbag caused the injuries that eventually took the woman’s life, and now they seek restitution.
What Do I Need To Know About The Takata Recall?
There are at least 60 confirmed injuries here in the U.S. and with 34 million vehicles being included in this recall, more injuries or fatalities could be coming. This is now the largest automotive recall the world has ever seen and with the dangers of these defective airbags coming so close to home, we want all the people of Louisiana to protect themselves. The attorneys of Galloway Jefcoat have a history of handling cases involving defective auto parts, so contact us if you have been injured by a defective auto part like the Takata airbags. Follow our blog, Twitter, and Facebook for the latest info on the recalls and other automotive safety hazards.
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