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Law Firm Warns Public of Airbag Dangers after Recent Toyota Recall.


The Barnes Firm, one of the largest personal injury law firms in New York State, is seeking to help victims injured by defective airbags.

Since airbags came to the forefront in 1990, they have helped save thousands of lives. Unfortunately, defectively designed airbags have been found to cause serious injuries, including: brain injuries, spinal injuries, blindness, TMJ syndrome, orbital fractures, upper body injuries and disfigurement. There are opinions that the blame for these injuries lies directly on whether the airbag properly deployed.

The most recent airbag recall occurred on October 31, 2006. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) announced its recall of 29,542 Scion TC Toyotas (2005 and 2006 model years). The side and curtain airbags may deploy if the car door is closed too hard. In fact, the airbags are so sensitive that NHTSA has advised owners to use “minimal force to close the driver and passenger doors.”

In addition to the Scion, Toyota is also recalling 156,555 Tundras (2003-2005 model years) as they do not comply with the child seat anchor safety regulation.

The NHTSA also has an ongoing investigation into more than 800,000 DaimlerChrysler vehicles for potentially defective airbag sensors. These sensors can delay or prevent the deployment of airbags in the event of an accident. The vehicles affected by the investigation include 805,000 (2005 and 2006 model-years) Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans.

Individuals who have been injured by a defective airbag can contact The Barnes Firm @ 1-800-483-2050, or can e-mail, and should feel free to view the firm’s website at


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