Recall Rage: Car Owners Want Answers
Posted on behalf of Greg Coleman Law on May 22, 2015 in Auto Accident
The first step to ensuring you and your familys safety in the largest auto recall in U.S. history is to identify whether your vehicle has been recalled due to a Takata airbag defect. But therein lies another problem, as officials confirm it could be weeks before all the affected cars are identified.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an airbag-related incident contact the experienced Takata injury lawyers at Greg Coleman Law. A team of experienced professionals are on standby to help you and your family determine your legal rights.
Officials confirm that six deaths are blamed on faulty Takata bags, including five in the United States. The defect reportedly causes the airbags to explode sending shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Federal officials say 34 million vehicles affected, which means one out of every seven cars, trucks and vans on roads, nationwide.
In the meantime, consumers can also enter their VIN numbers, the 17-character serial number usually placed on the dash of a car, on the website safercar.gov. This is supposed to give car owners every recall associated with their vehicle. However frustrations are mounting since all the vehicles are not listed yet. Federal officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) say they need to coordinate with automakers about affected makes and models and that takes time.
Tennessee Airbag Injury Lawyers
As the problems and injuries related to defective Takata airbags continue to mount, the lawyers at Greg Coleman are ready to answer all of your questions.
If you have been injured in Tennessee or anywhere in the United States, we can help review the merits of your claim. Our Knoxville personal injury lawyers are known for our proven results and we will fight for the justice you deserve.