What Should I Do If I Got a Chemical Burn from a Takata Airbag?

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While many people haven’t even heard the name Takata before, the airbag manufacturer went defunct in April 2018 after a yearslong series of recalls that included 42 million cars, the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.

If you’ve been in an automotive accident in which the airbags have deployed, there is a chance that you suffered chemical burns as a result of a defective Takata airbag.

If this is the case, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a Texas chemical burn injury attorney.

What to Do If I Got a Chemical Burn from a Takata Airbag?

The Mechanics Behind Airbag Inflation

Airbags differ from standard inflatable devices, like pool tubes or bike tires, in that they are only useful if they inflate extremely quickly. All modern car models have a built-in sensor that can detect rapid deceleration. When that triggers, it releases a chemical blast that immediately inflates the airbag by producing heat.

In some cases, the airbags fail to contain the chemicals, leading some of the high-temperature material to escape and injure drivers and passengers upon inflation. In addition to the other injuries possible in an accident, burns can complicate a recovery process and are usually quite serious injuries.

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Types of Airbag Burns

Most airbag burns will likely affect the head, arms, and torso of burn victims. Due to the area in which the airbag deploys, the face is the most vulnerable.

Recovery can be extremely difficult if a car accident injury is compounded with a serious burn. This can make things like physical therapy and in-patient treatment extremely taxing.

In addition to surgeries, physical therapy, and chiropractic treatment necessary for broken bones and sprains, burn injuries require additional therapy and surgery. Treatment can range from topical ointment to a stay in intensive care.

What Type of Settlement Can You Get?

Due to the complex nature of airbag burn injuries, compensation can be enormous. Not only can the burns be extremely serious, but they can also affect recovery from other injuries relating to the collision.

If you have suffered broken bones or other catastrophic injuries from the wreck, the severity of your chemical burns may interfere with treating those injuries. You may be entitled to significant compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your delayed recovery.

Our Dallas Burn Injury Lawyers Can Help

If you or a loved one has suffered chemical burns from a defective Takata airbag, your losses could be immense. Because cases involving chemical burns from defective products are complex, you need experienced legal representation to help you seek the compensation you are owed.

At Zinda Law Group, our Dallas burn injury attorneys will work to secure the best possible burn injury settlement for you. We will help you seek maximum compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. And as one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win a favorable outcome.

Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a skilled Texas chemical burn injury attorney. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.