Latest Massive Recall over Airbags Raises Questions of What Car Makers Knew

Nearly 1.7 million vehicles from some of the industry’s most popular car brands, including Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari, are being recalled due to their potentially deadly airbag inflators – part of the largest series of automotive recalls in U.S. history.

The inflators, which are made by Takata Corp. of Japan, have been shown to hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people have been killed and hundreds more injured from this problem.

Joel Simon, a Houston-based attorney at Fernelius Simon Mace Robertson Perdue, PLLC, specializing in personal injury litigation says:

“At some point, car companies may have to face some difficult questions about what they knew and when they knew it. These companies have robust research, design, and testing capabilities. Even though they did not manufacture the airbags, that does not necessarily mean that the car companies did not know about the deadly problems they create. If they knew but continued to sell vehicles anyway, that could generate significant legal exposure.”

Mr. Simon has achieved numerous trial and appellate court victories for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court. He has handled lawsuits in several areas, including personal, products liability litigation, catastrophic incident litigation and mass torts.

For more information, contact Jennie Bui-McCoy at 800-559-4534.


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