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Airbag Failure to Deploy Attorney

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Car accidents are, unfortunately, very common. Regardless of the level of care that drivers exercise, they could be involved in an accident at any time while they are driving. Because of the significant risk of injuries associated with a car accident, automobiles are equipped with airbags. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), airbags – specifically, frontal air bags – have saved 50,457 lives from 1987 through 2017. In 2017 alone, an estimated 2,790 lives were saved by frontal airbags.

How do airbags work? In a crash, a signal is sent from the airbag’s control unit to an airbag inflator within the module; there is an igniter in the inflator which starts a chemical reaction (and the production of a harmless gas) that inflates the airbag almost instantly. All airbags, including frontal airbags, center airbags, side curtain airbags, head side-impact airbags, rear knee airbags, and curtain shield airbags. Although airbags are designed to prevent injuries, they can be defective and can actually contribute to harm.

If you or a member of your family suffered harm associated with defective or unsafe airbags, you might have grounds to pursue an airbag malfunction injury lawsuit. To learn more about your right to sue after harm associated with defective airbags, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A Los Angeles lawyer for defective airbag cases will be able to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue the car manufacturer for faulty airbags.

If you are in need of legal assistance, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Kenmore Law Group as soon as possible. At Kenmore Law Group, our airbag failure to deploy lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to hold the negligent car manufacturer accountable for the harm resulting from their faulty airbags. If you would like to learn more about your rights after airbags fail to perform properly resulting in injuries, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with a failure to deploy airbag lawyer in Los Angeles as soon as possible.

Understanding the Risks Associated with Defective Airbags

Airbag recalls are very common. The latest major recall was a Takata airbag recall. The recall has affected approximately 63 million Takata airbags according to the NHTSA. More specifically, airbags have been recalled because they can explode when they are deployed in an accident; this can result in serious injuries and even death in some cases.

The makes affected by the recall include the following:

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Daimler Trucks North America
  • Daimler Vans USA LLC
  • Dodge/Ram
  • Ferrari
  • Fisker
  • Fort
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • McLaren
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Pontiac
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Tesla
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen

According to the Takata recall, the Takata airbag inflators can explode too fast, causing your injury; more specifically, shrapnel from the inflator can strike occupants in the vehicle, resulting in severe injuries.

Although the Takata recall is the latest recall, there have been other recalls associated with airbag defects. Specifically, it is also possible for the Passenger-Presence sensing and crash detection systems (which cause airbags to be deployed) to fail, resulting in airbags failing to deploy. Whether the airbag doesn’t deploy in a traffic accident, car’s airbags are faulty, or the airbags explode too quickly, it is important to be aware that this is a defect – and the car manufacturer could be held accountable.

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The Injuries that Victims Could Suffer

Airbags are designed to prevent major injuries during a car accident. If the airbag in your car did not deploy in a car accident, it is likely that you suffered a number of injuries. Some of the injuries possible in incidents in which the airbag was defective and failed to deploy could include the following:

  • Blindness
  • Brain damage (resulting from traumatic brain injuries)
  • Broken neck
  • Broken nose
  • Burn injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Hearing damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Joint damage
  • Lacerations
  • Paralysis
  • Scrapes and bruises
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Tinnitus

These are just some of the possible injuries that victims could suffer if the airbag did not deploy after a traffic crash. The injuries will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. For example, if the incident results in a severe spinal cord injury, the victim could be paralyzed. Flawed airbags could also result in female victims losing her baby if she is pregnant. Regardless of the specific injuries to due airbag defects, affected individuals and their families must be aware of their right to sue.

Defective Airbag Lawsuit – Can I Sue?

Did a defective airbag contribute to the harm that you or a member of your family suffered? If so, you might have grounds to sue. Specifically, you might have grounds to file a malfunctioning airbag lawsuit against the car company. Your right to sue is based on the concept of product liability. Based on product liability, car manufacturers owe their consumers a duty of care. That is, car companies have a duty to ensure that their cars are completely safe for their consumers to use. They must painstakingly test and inspect every aspect of their vehicles to ensure that they can identify and address any hazards present.

When companies fail to do this, they are breaching their duty of care and putting their consumers at risk. If a defect results in an incident that harms a consumer, the affected consumer could sue. That is, if you suffered harm due to defective airbags, you could file the far company for defective airbags – you could sue the car manufacturer for the harm resulting from an airbag incident. Are you interested in learning more about your right to sue? If so, do not hestiate to seek legal assistance with a Los Angeles injury attorney who specializes in failure to deploy airbag cases.

What Should I Do?

Were you or a member of your family injured due to defective airbags? If so, there are a number of things that you should do to allow you to prepare to hold the negligent car company accountable. Consider some of the recommendations listed below:

  • Seek medical care immediately
  • Take photos of all the injuries resulting from the incident (before and after treatment)
  • Take photos of the defect
  • Take photos of the entire scene of the accident
  • Contact the auto manufacturer to report the incident and the harm suffered
    • Do not agree to a free repair
    • Do not agree to a free replacement
    • If offered, do not agree to a refund or to return the defective product
  • Speak to witnesses (collect their contact information for later reference)
  • Gather all medical records
  • Gather all records of property damage
  • Gather all records of lost income
  • Gather all records of the purchase of the defective product
  • Seek legal assistance with a faulty airbag attorney as soon as possible

Could Affected Consumers Recover Compensation?

If your airbag failed to deploy, causing you an injury, you could sue and be eligible to recover monetary compensation for the harm resulting from the incident. What could you be eligible to recover? How much compensation could you be eligible to receive? These are normal questions to have after suffering an incident that has resulting in financial losses. Although every claim is different, some of the compensation that affected parties could recover includes the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Punitive damages
  • Legal fees

Are you interested in learning more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. When you allow the defective airbag injury lawyers at our firm, you can trust that there will always be someone aggressively fighting for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. Our defective airbag attorneys will not rest until you receive the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim.

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File Within the Time Allowed by the Statute of Limitations

Even if you have the right to sue, you can potentially lose your right to sue if you fail to file your claim within the appropriate length of time. This is because your claim is subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to sue. If claimants fail to file their claims within the appropriate length of time, they could lose their right to sue completely.

How long do you have to pursue your claim? What statute of limitations applies to your claim? In California, product liability claims – which includes defective airbag claims – are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants have two years to pursue their claims. It is also important for claimants to be aware that exceptions could apply (which could toll or pause the statute of limitations).

To ensure that you are aware of the exact statute of limitations that applies to your claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers will ensure that you file your claim within the appropriate deadline to preserve your right to sue.

Contact Kenmore Law Group Today

We are aware of the risk of car accidents when we enter vehicles and get on the road; however, we trust that airbags will significantly reduce the risk of major injuries in the case of an accident. Unfortunately, the airbags that we trust can potentially directly contribute to the harm that auto occupants suffer. Airbag incidents can lead to devastating injuries (and can even be fatal). Did you or a member of your family suffer harm due to a defective airbag system in your auto? If so, you might have grounds to sue. More specifically, you might have grounds to file a defective product claim against the auto manufacturer.

After suffering harm associated with defective airbags, you should find appropriate legal assistance. You can trust the attorneys experienced in defective airbag lawsuits at Kenmore Law Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to hold the liable car manufacturer accountable for the harm suffered. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance necessary to take legal action. Are you interested in speaking with our defective airbag attorneys in California? If so, contact Kenmore Law Group today.

At Kenmore Law Group, we offer free legal services. Our free legal services allow us to remain accessible for all affected parties. Our free legal services include free consultations and free second opinions; during these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer questions, address concerns, and provide you with all the information needed to begin or continue your claim. Do you want to begin your claim? Do you want to redirect your claim after beginning it elsewhere? If so, you should contact our firm immediately to schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion.

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