Carlson Team Investigating Takata Injury Claim For Injured NY Couple
The Carlson Law Firm is currently investigating an incident during which a couple was driving along a roadway in Nassau County, NY when suddenly and without warning all six airbags inside their vehicle deployed.
The force of the explosion caused the driver of the vehicle to veer off the road into a tree.
The driver suffered a fractured sternum and the passenger experienced a brain bleed and broke a total of 18 bones.
The passenger, a licensed medical doctor, is no longer able to work due to the extent of her injuries.
She is currently working with physical therapists to learn to walk again.
The couple was driving a 2009 Acura TSX, 1 of nearly 42 million vehicles that are currently under recall due to faulty Takata airbags.
When subject to electrical interference from other vehicle components, a short-circuit can cause inadvertent airbag deployment of the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and/or seat belt pretensioners while driving.
“Knowing that at any time your vehicle, which is meant to keep you safe, could actually harm you is a terrible thing to have to consider,” said Managing Partner Craig Carlson. “Our client has lost her ability to work, and the quality of her life has suffered immensely, which is why she deserves proper compensation for her losses.”
“We are working towards getting her what she deserves,” Carlson added.