Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer Larry Coben filed a Takata airbag class action lawsuit in Philadelphia on behalf of 20 million people who own or lease vehicles fitted with defective Takata airbags.
The lawsuit, filed on November 18, alleges that the value of the vehicles has been diminished as a result of faulty Takata airbags that may explode and shoot shrapnel during a collision.
The massive Takata airbag recall affecting millions of vehicles has led to a shortage of parts needed to fix the problem. One car maker proposed drivers disable the airbags or avoid driving the vehicle. As a result, customers have been left with either an unsafe vehicle or no vehicle at all.
In addition, the complaint alleges that Takata was aware of the airbag defect as early as 2011 but failed to properly investigate until a massive airbag recall in 2014.
“People rely on their vehicles to earn their income, take their children to school, and for every day survival.” Coben argued. “The response of the manufacturers to this recall has been as grossly mismanaged as their response to the original problem 13 years ago.”
Coben is seeking an injunction forcing Takata to turn to competitor airbag manufactures for the parts needed to fix the airbags.
Anyone who owns or leases a vehicle included in the Takata airbag recall should contact Larry Coben to find out if they are eligible to file a Takata airbag lawsuit.
Larry Coben is a shareholder at the Philadelphia personal injury law firm Anapol Weiss and heads the firm’s Scottsdale office. During the last 30 years, Coben has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of thousands of victims catastrophically injured by defective and unsafe products.