Alabama Defective Airbag Attorneys
Airbags are safety devices that are now standard in automobiles sold in the United States. Although they have a tremendous amount of utility, they do often fail or malfunction causing injury. If an airbag deploys too early or not at all, you may have a product liability claim for your injury.
The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC represents individuals that are seriously injured by a defective product or as a result of another's negligence. We handle automotive product defect claims such as airbag failures, seatbelt failures, seat back failures, rollovers, and weak roof cases if an injury results. If you have been injured or a loved one was seriously injured or killed as a result of one of these defects, we'd like to evaluate your potential claims.
The airbag is perhaps the single biggest advance in automobile safety since the invention of the seatbelt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that since they were first widely introduced in the 1970s, airbags have saved approximately 20,000 lives. However, airbags only work when they properly deploy. If they fail to function, or function improperly, they pose a serious risk to both drivers and passengers.
What are defective airbags?
Airbags are safety devices that deploy on impact to protect a vehicles passengers. The airbag was originally designed as an additional safety precaution to be used in conjunction with seat belts. Cars with airbags were thought to be safer than those with just standard seat belts. When the airbag deploys on impact, it fills with air and helps to reduce the impact of the driver as their momentum causes them to continue traveling forward.
The problem with airbags is that they are now known to cause injury in some circumstances. One of the most common causes of airbag injury is when the airbag deploys too soon or when it isn't needed. This can cause the driver to lose control of the car and become involved in an accident or involve other motorists in accidents. Another circumstance that we have run into during past litigation is that the airbag doesn't deploy at all when it is needed.
What are the dangers associated with defective airbags?
If incorrectly designed or manufactured, airbags can fire prematurely, without reason, or not at all. Depending on the circumstances, defective airbag units can cause serious injury or even death, or can fail to protect vehicle occupants. Malfunctioning airbags can result in injuries such as:
- Fractured bones
- Ruptured eyes
Airbags malfunction for a number of reasons, primarily improper design or manufacturing. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a defective airbag, you may be entitled to financial compensation to repay you for pain and suffering.
We have previously represented a number of individuals who were involved in accidents and received injuries as a result of defective airbags. We have also represented a number of families who lost a loved one and the death was related to airbags that deployed in low speed frontal collisions and caused severe injuries. We also handle cases involving the failure of airbags to deploy properly in accidents leading to severe injuries or death.
What can I do if I have been injured by a Defective airbag?
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as the result of an airbag malfunction, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
Alabama Defective Air Bag Lawsuits and Legal Representation
The defective airbag injury lawyers at The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC have a proven track record of success in helping our clients obtain compensation for injuries resulting from defective products like certain air bags.
Our experienced team of legal professionals and Alabama Air Bag Injury Attorneys have been helping victims of defective products for years. We are dedicated to achieving real justice for our clients and we can assure them that we will work diligently to achieve the best result possible.
Contact Alabama Defective Airbag Injury Attorneys
Airbag-defect accidents can lead to serious medical bills and even lost work, and can cause extreme pain and suffering.
Filing a defective airbag lawsuit can help victims and their families affected by the defective product recover the financial compensation necessary to pay for expensive treatment and long-term care. Do not wait another day and risk losing your claim.
Alabama has a two-year statute of limitations on filing certain product liability and personal injury claims. It takes time to acquire medical records, employment records, and draft pleadings, so please do not delay in contacting us if you have any concern that your injury may have been caused by a defective airbag.