Why is it that the very things that are intended to keep you safe in this world, seem so often to be the things capable of the greatest harm? Perhaps the harmful product was once believed to be a quality one and time proved that it was actually a threat. Or maybe the product was rushed to market without proper testing in order to secure the coveted spot of primary manufacturer and its flaws were always suspected. Regardless of which circumstance brought a defective automobile product to be installed in millions of cars, the automobile industry is likely ruing the day it decided to do business with Takata airbags.
You've probably seen the news. Lives have been taken and more have been injured by airbags designed to shield passengers from harm. However, ammonium nitrite was used to propel the Takata airbags, a chemical compound purportedly linked to the West Texas plant explosion tragedy and known to be unstable and responsive to temperature changes.
Now a child has lost her life, reportedly as the secondary result of a car wreck. The 17-year old driver's airbag deployed and, as it did, the hazardous ammonium nitrite exploded, sending metal shrapnel into her neck.
The parents of this tragic victim of a defective product are pursuing damages and holding everyone involved accountable. If you have been hurt due to a defective product or if you have lost a loved one because of a life-saving mechanism that perpetuated the death, you may have a strong case for retribution. Like these parents, you may be able to hold everyone accountable, from the dealer to the manufacturer of the automobile, as well as the airbag manufacturer.
If you are suffering, know that it doesn't have to be a solitary process. There may be relief in sight. You may find a great ally and advocate in a Texas car accident attorney. Your life and the lives of those you love may forever be altered, but you can try to make what you have left as comfortable and positive as possible.
Source: fortbendstar.com, "Lawsuit filed in Harris County for death caused by Takata airbag," May 22, 2016