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Lawsuits Filed in Canada over Takata Airbag Recall

April 22, 2015
Colson Hicks Eidson

The international scope of the Takata airbag disaster has widened as Canada has been added to the countries where the company now faces litigation. Three plaintiffs in Windsor, Ontario have become the latest to file suit against the embattled Japanese airbag manufacturer for producing defective airbags that cause injury. The combined damages sought for vehicle owners in the three lawsuits total 2.4 billion Canadian dollars ($1.9 billion).

Takata is currently facing multidistrict litigation in the United States because of the defective parts. The airbags have been blamed for at least five U.S. deaths and dozens of injuries caused by metal shrapnel exploding from the deploying airbags towards occupants. Vehicle owners also contend in U.S. lawsuits that the defective Takata parts and necessary recalls have lowered the value of their vehicles substantially.

Attorneys for Takata Airbag Injuries

Cases involving defective auto components can be very complex because of the large number of victims spread out across the country. It is important for attorneys to have experience with multidistrict litigation, which allows for greater efficiency in trying multiple cases in multiple districts while preserving larger individual amounts for damages.

You would be hard pressed to find another firm in the nation with the level of experience and expertise in this field that one could find at Colson Hicks Eidson. Firm attorney Curtis Miner was selected as a Lead Counsel in the Takata airbag product liability multidistrict litigation.

Our attorneys have also been instrumental in litigation concerning Firestone/Bridgestone’s defective tires, Toyota’s sudden unintended acceleration liability, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and toxic Chinese drywall. No case is too big or too complex for our seasoned attorneys.

Did You Know? Takata is also facing lawsuits from auto parts recyclers who cannot resell the defective airbags, which would normally be worth at least $50 to $100 in a salvaged vehicle.

Colson Hicks Eidson – Injury Attorneys

Source: http://www.autonews.com/article/20150327/OEM11/150329868/takata-sued-in-canada-over-airbag-related-vehicle-recalls