18-Year-Old Narrowly Misses Becoming Latest Victim of Takata Airbags

A minor crash recently became nearly fatal because of a Takata airbag in a young woman’s Honda Accord. Karina Dorado, an 18-year-old from Nevada, had her trachea punctured by shrapnel from the airbag inflator and had to be rushed to surgery for it to be removed from her now-damaged vocal cords. 

Dorado, however, is one of the lucky ones. Takata is one of the most widely-used auto suppliers in Japan; their airbags have been installed in over 85 million vehicles. However, Takata airbags are to blame for at least 16 deaths and over 180 injuries nationwide.

The largest recall in the history of America has been issued for Takata airbags, and Takata is being held legally responsible for not responding to early signs of faulty airbags.

“Tragically, most Americans won’t realize they have a defective Takata airbags until it’s potentially fatal,” stated Larry Nussbaum, CEO of Larry Nussbaum Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C. “In order to avoid future injuries and deaths, citizens must check their vehicles.”

Is your vehicle one of the 85 million with a Takata airbag? 3

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  • Volkswagen

Click here to enter your VIN or Vehicle ID Number to find out whether your airbag inflators need to be replaced.

Larry Nussbaum Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C. hopes you never face an injury due to a Takata airbag, but know our local attorneys are here for you if an accident occurs. Give us a call at 1-800-229-7989 and we will help ease your pain. 

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