Reuters recently reported that the $14,000 a day National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) fines that Takata is being hit with for not cooperating with the investigation of its allegedly defective airbags may be forcing Takata to be more cooperative.
According to the report, Takata has become more forthcoming about providing documents to investigators concerning its allegedly explosive airbags in the wake of the fines, which have continued to accrue daily since they were first issued in late February. Prior to the fines, the NHTSA reported that Takata was defying its investigators, including providing them with 2.4 million pages of documents minus any explanation of the contents or guide to search through them.
Still, despite Takata’s improved cooperation, NHTSA officials have said that it will take several more meetings between it and Takata before it will consider halting the daily fines.
Do Lawsuits Help Stop Companies from Continuing to Hurt People?
Besides helping injury victims and their families, as injury lawyer Patrick Montoya discusses in the video above, defective auto parts lawsuits are also about getting corporations to change their dangerous practices to keep more people from getting hurt.
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Did You Know? The Takata airbag defect could date back to as long ago as 1998, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Colson Hicks Eidson – Injury Attorneys