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3.4 Million Vehicles Recalled Due To Worries Over Airbag Shrapnel

By Randy AppletonVirginia (VA) Injury Attorney

What Happened:

A major recall was announced earlier this week that affects more than 3.4 million older model vehicles across a variety of brands. The recalls impact six carmakers, including Toyota, Honda and Nissan. The vehicles are being recalled after reports surfaced that defective airbags can send shrapnel flying into the passenger compartment of the vehicle, potentially injuring occupants of the car.

The recall impacts cars sold mainly by Japanese carmakers, though a small number of vehicles made by BMW and GM are also included. The airbags all contained parts from the same parts supplier, Japanese firm Takata Corporation. The automakers will be checking for airbags that have faulty inflator mechanisms that do not properly route compressed gas into the airbags. Instead of inflating the airbag, the faulty devices use gas to spray the interior compartment of the vehicle with plastic and metal parts. Takata announced the major recall after six reported incidents of airbags improperly deploying were brought to light.

The recall comes as unwelcome news for all the automakers, but especially Toyota which has been working to overcome a reputation for defects that began after the sudden acceleration problems surfaced several years ago. Since October of 2012, Toyota has issued four major recalls, each involving more than a million vehicles.

The latest recall involves a total of 1.7 million Toyota vehicles worldwide, including nearly 600,000 in North America. The models include the Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC 430 sports car, all made between 2001 and 2003. Honda has 1.1 million affected vehicles, including 680,000 in North America. Models include the Civic, CR-V and Odyssey minivan. Nissan is recalling 265,000 vehicles in the U.S., including the Maxima, Pathfinder and Sentra as well as several Infiniti models. Mazda, GM and BMW also announced recalls, though in much smaller numbers.

The Virginia Injury Attorney’s Perspective:

As we wrote about last month, airbag troubles are frequent causes for automotive recalls. The issue is not whether airbags save lives, a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that in one year airbags typically save upwards of 2,700 lives. The problem, in the case of many of these recalls, and in the recent Takata trouble, is making sure the airbags will inflate when they’re supposed to and that they do not inflate when they aren’t.

Attorneys with our Virginia (VA) personal injury law firm have helped several victims of dangerous and defective products recover damages from companies whose negligence or disregard for consumer safety led to injuries. Contact us if this or any other recalled product has jeopardized your safety.

Potentially Helpful Info: 

Defective and dangerous products come in all shapes and sizes, from cars to cribs and everything in between. If you or a family member has been injured, sickened or killed by an unsafe product, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options by reading this article.

Have Questions? Check out our FAQs 

For those who have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, there are likely many questions that need to be answered. Our firm has a library of attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions regarding recalled products which can help provide some much needed background information on what is a very complicated subject.

Here’s a video with a client expressing his thanks over Randy Appleton’s assistance with his case:

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About the Editors: Virginia personal injury lawyers with the Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm only handle injury and accident law cases. We have experience handling car, truck, motorcycle, van and SUV accident claims, and our case results speak for themselves. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, but we often represent clients in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth.

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Driver Injured in Accident on Langhorne Road

By Mark Favaloro, Virginia Personal Injury Attorney

Our firm published a story on an accident that occurred on Langhorne Road in Lynchburg, Virginia (VA). The wreck resulted in injuries requiring a driver to be taken to a local hospital. The at-fault driver is facing criminal charges. To learn more, read the story here…

Lynchburg Accident Results in Injuries

About the Editors: Virginia personal injury lawyers with the Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm only handle injury and accident law cases. We have experience handling car, truck, motorcycle, van and SUV accident claims, and our case results speak for themselves. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, but we often represent clients in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth.

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Braking Malfunction Leads Honda To Recall 250,000 Vehicles

By Jim LewisVA Injury Attorney

What Happened:

Honda just announced that it would be recalling a quarter of a million cars worldwide after a braking problem was uncovered. In the U.S., Honda announced it will recall 101,000 Pilots from 2005, 60,000 Acura MDX and RLs from 2005 and another 800 Acura MDXs from 2006. Thousands of other vehicles will be recalled in Japan, Canada and Mexico.

Honda says that so far have they have not received any reports of crashes caused by the suspected braking issue, but that the company is taking action early to avoid serious trouble. The automaker said that the 250,000 vehicles would be recalled because an electrical capacitor on the stability assist control unit was damaged during manufacture.

This damage can cause the system to malfunction and incorrectly apply the brakes. If this were to happen while someone was driving, the system could apply more braking force than the driver intended, causing skids or premature stops. Honda dealers will then install a new electrical component for free which should fix the problem. Honda has said it will begin notifying owners in mid-April if they have vehicles affected by the recall.

The Virginia Injury Attorney’s Perspective:

Though it’s always good to see a company like Honda taking the important step of recalling a vehicle before they have received any reports of serious accidents, it’s still a concern that cars with braking malfunctions are being made and sent out on the roadways.

Attorneys with my Virginia (VA) personal injury law firm have helped victims of dangerous and defective products recover damages from companies whose negligence or disregard for consumer safety led to injuries. In one case, my firm represented a man who was injured as a result of a defect in a custom ski boat he had recently purchased. We were able to secure a settlement for the man to help compensate him for not only his medical expenses, but for the pain and suffering he endured as a result of the manufacturer’s negligent design.

Potentially Helpful Information: 

Defective and dangerous products come in all shapes and sizes, from cars to cribs and everything in between. If you or a family member has been injured, sickened or killed by an unsafe product, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options by reading this article written by the experienced Virginia product safety attorneys at my firm.

Have Questions? Check out our FAQs 

Those who have been injured by a dangerous or defective product likely have many questions and concerns. If you’re wondering about what to do after sustaining an injury or are curious about the requirements for successful product liability claimscheck out the following library of attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions regarding recalled products.

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About the Editors: Virginia personal injury lawyers with the Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm only handle injury and accident law cases. We have experience handling car, truck, motorcycle, van and SUV accident claims, and our case results speak for themselves. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, but we often represent clients in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth.

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Study Reveals Airbags To Blame For Many Auto Recalls

By Kevin DuffanVA Injury Attorney

Though airbags absolutely save lives, it’s becoming increasingly clear that newer, more complicated airbags also cause problems and, as a result, are frequently leading to auto recalls. To learn more, read the full story here…

Data Show Airbags Lead To Increasing Number Of Recalls

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About the Editors: Virginia personal injury lawyers with the Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm only handle injury and accident law cases. We have experience handling car, truck, motorcycle, van and SUV accident claims, and our case results speak for themselves. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, but we often represent clients in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth.

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Merging 18-Wheeler on I-81 in Salem, VA Causes Three-Car Crash

By Kevin Duffan, VA Injury Attorney

A weekend wreck on I-81 was caused by a merging semi that ended up crashing into two other vehicles on the interstate, leaving several drivers injured. To learn more, read the full story here…

Merging Tractor-Trailer Leads to Massive Three-Vehicle Accident on I-81

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About the Editors: Virginia personal injury lawyers with the Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm only handle injury and accident law cases. We have experience handling car, truck, motorcycle, van and SUV accident claims, and our case results speak for themselves. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, but we often represent clients in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth.

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