At Legally Pink Law, we’re your Orlando car accident attorney resource
any mishap on the road: even when injuries are the vehicle manufacturer’s fault!
You’ve likely heard news stories recently about Toyota model cars
and airbag issues. The airbag manufacturer Takata has acknowledged that
airbags have failed on deployment sending sharp metal fragments and other
shrapnel into the faces and necks of accident victims. This is incredibly
dangerous for drivers and passengers alike; the device designed to
save you in an accident can actually cause fatal injuries or lifelong disfigurement.
Police were baffled when a Florida woman suffered apparent stab wounds
during a car accident, and it wasn’t until her mother received a
recall notice a month later that law enforcement officers could link the
“stab wounds” to the faulty Takata airbag.
The airbags seem to face problems especially in high-humidity states like
Florida, to the extent that replacement airbags are being rerouted from
low-humidity states to our area first. The problem is so dangerous that
even when a replacement airbag isn’t available, dealerships will
disable airbags until a replacement can be installed. The recall notice advises
drivers to “act immediately,” as the consequences of waiting
can be fatal.
If you’re not sure whether your vehicle is included in this or any
recall, navigate to
https://www.safercar.gov/ and enter your vehicle’s VIN number. If you’re subject to
a recall, you’ll see notifications there.
If you or someone you love is injured in
any accident–and espeically if it’s the manufacturer’s fault–call
your Orlando car accident attorneys at Legally Pink Law for representation.