Still think big companies “Do the Right Thing”?
Greed. If you “Google” the term you will probably come across the Dictionary.com definition as; “excessive desire, especially for wealth or possessions.” And, you will find, that is accurate. But what you don’t see and probably should is the name “Takata.”
Now, if you haven’t been paying attention, you probably should. Because, Takata could be staring you right in the face. In fact, it probably is. You see, Takata is the manufacturer of air bags and I mean millions of them. The devices designed to save our lives in the unfortunate event of an accident instead have been the unfortunate cause of injuries and deaths all over the world.
In a New York Times Report, they surmise that Takata had known about these dangers for years and had falsified reports to cover up the problem. It seems that Takata new about the problem in 2004, but decided it would be too costly to fix it.
What we can surmise from this is that it would cost more to fix the problem than to “do the right thing.” Profits and the lack thereof drive the majority of corporate decisions, and unfortunately you and I often pay the ultimate price for those decisions when they go bad.
We are now facing the largest recall in American history – over 35 million vehicles. This comes about 12 years too late. Think how many lives could have been saved and families not left devastated, if greed had not gotten in the way.
If you would like to know if your vehicle is affected in the recall, you can go to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA’s) website, http://www.safercar.gov/rs/takata/takatalist.html and search for your vehicle.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident where an airbag has been at question, contact our law firm today. You may have the opportunity to be included in a national law suit against Takata and other companies involved.
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