As a public service, the personal injury lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., want to share important updated information about the Takata airbag recall.

The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging everyone to immediately check for open recalls after another recent fatality attributed to a faulty Takata airbag. According to NHTSA, the vehicle involved was a 2006 Ford Ranger in which the “Takata’s driver’s side airbag inflator ruptured during a crash,” resulting in the death of one person, a 23-year-old driver in Pensacola, Florida. Furthermore, NHTSA has advised that they are aware of other suspected inflator ruptures from other automakers, which may be due to exploding Takata airbags.

The most important thing for vehicle owners to do right now is to check to see if their car, truck, or van has an open recall for a Takata airbag. If they do, NHTSA advises automobile owners to contact their car dealership to schedule a free repair without delay and to also follow any warnings from the manufacturer of the vehicle. According to Ann Carlson, NHTSA Acting Administrator, “every day that passes when you get a recalled airbag replaced puts you and your family at greater risk of injury or death.” NHTSA has stated that even minor crashes can result in exploding airbags, which can place vehicle occupants at risk of serious bodily injury or death.

The lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are concerned for the safety of motorists traveling on the streets, roads, and highways in Reading, Berks County, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, and throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. The injury lawyers near Philadelphia serve auto, truck, and motorcycle accident victims and their families in claims and cases involving serious injury and death caused by the negligence of others. Our firm also handles workers’ comp and medical malpractice cases.

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