This website is intended to assist persons seeking compensation for personal injury or death caused by malfunctioning Takata airbags.
On February 27, 2017, Takata Corporation entered into a plea agreement with the United States in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on charges relating to certain of its airbags which malfunctioned and injured drivers and passengers. The plea agreement created two restitution funds: (1) a $125 million fund to be used solely to compensate people who have suffered or will suffer wrongful death or personal injury caused by the malfunction of a Takata airbag inflator and who have not already resolved their claims against Takata (the Individual Fund); and (2) an $850 million fund to compensate the automakers who were the direct victims of the unlawful actions of Takata resolved by the plea agreement (the OEM Fund). The appointment of a Special Master to administer the two restitution funds was also required by the plea agreement.
On July 31, 2017, Eric D. Green was appointed by United States District Court Judge George Caram Steeh in the Eastern District of Michigan to serve as the Special Master to administer the Takata restitution funds. For the Individual Fund, the Special Master is responsible for developing and administering the claimant compensation process, and for making recommendations to the Court regarding the distribution of funds among claimants. The Special Master is currently developing the procedures and standards for personal injury and death compensation claims. Claim forms and full explanation of how to apply for compensation will be posted on this website in the Fall. Please do not send a claim or materials in support of a claim until claim forms and instructions are posted on this website.
For information about the Takata Plea Agreement click here.
If you have any questions, please email us at Questions@TakataSpecialMaster.com or call us toll-free at (800) 574-7035.
This website will be updated periodically. Please continue to check back. Last Updated August 28, 2017.