Did a Defective Airbag Harm You?
Fight Back with an Experienced Defective Vehicle Lawyer
Airbags are proven safety devices that can save lives and prevent serious injuries. However, when airbags fail because of defective design, materials or manufacturing, serious personal injuries and wrongful deaths may result.
Orlando personal injury attorney William McBride is on your side if you are involved in an accident or suffer an injury. He and his dedicated legal team at McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. in their Florida, Albuquerque NM and other offices located nationwide have more than forty years of experience helping individuals and families move forward from the harm they suffered due to airbag failure in auto accidents.
What are Common Types of Airbag Defects?
Modern vehicles are extraordinarily complex machines. While some vehicles have made significant strides in safety, there is still a chance of a critical part failing. Our attorneys have seen many cases where a defective airbag causes more harm than good in an accident. Some of the most common airbag failures include:
- Failure of airbag to deploy (non-deployment)
- Slow airbag deployment
- Deployment during a low-speed accident
- Deployment with excessive force
Many airbag defects are caused by faulty design of the deployment system and sensors. If the vehicle was designed with too few or inadequate sensors, the vehicle may not be able to detect if there was an accident, or it may deploy unnecessarily. Some vehicles were designed with overpowered inflators that deploy airbags with dangerous power, such as the Takata airbag recall, while others have been designed with underpowered inflators.
Defective Airbags Causing Injuries to Drivers and Passengers
When airbags fail to deploy, passengers can suffer injuries that could have otherwise been prevented. Similarly, improper deployment of airbags can also cause significant harm to vehicle occupants. Whether due to improper deployment or the lack of deployment, airbag defects can cause:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal injury
- Severe neck injury
- Broken bones
- Blindness and other severe eye injuries
- Facial bone fractures
- Organ punctures
- Upper extremity injuries
- Joint dysfunction
The serious injuries that are caused from defective airbags can result in death, permanent disability and disfigurement. Vehicle companies and airbag manufacturers have a legal obligation to ensure that their products are safe, reliable and in working condition when they are sold. When this obligation is neglected, these companies must be held responsible for the injuries their customers suffer.
Airbag Defect Attorney Near Me Assisting Auto Accident Victims
Justice is at the heart of the work we do at McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. We offer compassionate and experienced legal counsel to people who have been affected by faulty air bags, and we work hard on their behalf to get them the compensation they deserve.
If you feel that you have suffered injustice and injuries due to defective safety devices in your vehicle, contact our office nearest you today for an English or Spanish free consultation by a qualified personal injury attorney. We have multiple law offices in Florida, including offices in Kissimmee, Tampa and Orlando. Our firm is also located in the Northeastern and Pacific Northwest United States with offices in Seattle, Washington, and near Boston, Massachusetts, with the experience and resources to serve clients across the nation.