All passenger vehicles come standard with airbags that are intended to protect us in the event of a car crash. Airbags can help to stop vehicle occupants from hitting their heads or sustaining other traumatic injuries due to contact with the dash, windshield, or other parts of the car. We expect our airbags to work as they should, and you likely never imagined that an airbag would fail in an accident. However, there are situations in which defective automobile airbags fail to deploy properly, and motorists suffer serious or tragic injuries.
If you are wondering about your rights after an airbag malfunctioned, you should discuss your specific situation with an attorney from The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC now call 505-865-9696. These cases are different from traditional car accident claims, and we want to help you in defective airbag product liability claims.
In some situations, airbags have been defective and caused injuries in different ways. The Tabata airbag scandal in recent years led to the largest vehicle recall of all time, and this happened because deploying airbags were exploding and sending metal shards flying out toward occupants. While it was easy to identify the injuries caused by metal shards, it is less simple when it comes to injuries sustained due to non-deployment. However we have a testing facility outside of Dallas, Texas who will examine and inspect the vehicle for airbag defects.
Airbags might not deploy for different reasons, including:
- Defective design
- Defective assembly
- Improper airbag installation
NOTE: You must preserve the damaged vehicle for this type of claim. In the event you get rid of your vehicle you cannot make an airbag claim, we must have the vehicle to have it inspected.
Determining that your airbag was defective we have the technical experienced automotive engineering expert to inspect your vehicle.
Product Liability Claims
Injury cases involving malfunctioning products involve product liability claims. This type of claim allows injury victims to hold manufacturers and other parties liable for making and/or selling a defective or unreasonably dangerous product.
To prevail in this type of case, you need to prove the following:
- The airbag should have deployed based on the circumstances
- The airbag failed to deploy due to a defect
- You suffered injuries, or your injuries were exacerbated because the airbag did not deploy
- Your injuries led to damages including medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering
Most people do not have an in-depth knowledge of airbag technology or engineering. Therefore, proving the above can be difficult without the right professional assistance. The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC will employ the right expert who will help of the following and more:
- Product designers
- Accident reconstruction experts
- Medical experts
The lawyers at the Law Firm of David C. Chavez will help you demonstrate that you incurred losses due to the failed airbag and that you deserve to be fully compensated for those losses.
Contact The Law Firm of David C. Chavez Located in New Mexico About a Your Case
The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC, handles complex cases against auto manufacturers and their insurers. We strive to protect the rights of injured accident victims, whether their injuries stemmed from the crash itself, a failed airbag, or other circumstances. Call 505-865-9696 or contact us online for a free consultation with attorney David C. Chavez. David C. Chavez is recognized as a Top 10 Top 100 Trial Attorney in the U.S. and as a Super Lawyer.