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Accidents Caused by Defective Airbags

In recent years, millions of vehicles have been recalled by major auto manufacturers, including Honda, Toyota, and Nissan, due to airbag defects.

Properly functioning airbags can save lives. Improperly or non-functioning airbags can cause serious harm, injury, and even death. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective airbag in a car accident, you need an attorney who understands auto product liability to represent you. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages due to work absence, and pain and suffering caused by a defective airbag.

Defective Airbag Attorneys

Contact the office of Joe and Martin immediately and together we can discuss your defective airbag injury case, determine  any potential damages, and go over your legal rights and options. Please call us toll-free at 843-892-1000, or fill out our online contact form for a FREE case evaluation. We can provide sound guidance and help maximize your compensation.

How Can Airbags Become Dangerous?

Airbags save thousands of lives each year, which is why they are a mandatory safety feature in modern vehicles. Many newer model cars are not only equipped with front airbags, but also side and knee airbags as well. Each airbag in your car is crucial to your safety and well-being during a crash. However, if defective, airbags can become a safety hazard, especially to children and small adults. Faulty or defective airbags can cause serious injury or death for many different reasons including:

  • Failure to deploy
  • Faulty sensors
  • Over/Under inflation
  • Opening for no reason or unexpectedly
  • Exploding with metal or plastic shrapnel

Several severe injuries can happen as a direct result of these many airbag defects such as:

Those long-term injuries can lead to a lifetime of physical and mental pain, as well as a lifelong financial burden. The potential of that kind of lifelong suffering is exactly why victims of defective airbag accidents should seek proper and immediate legal counsel in order to help them fight for just compensation from the liable party.

Major Air Bag Recalls

Consumers should be aware of these major auto recalls that were issued in recent years due to defective airbag systems:

  • General Motors (GM) Defective Ignition Switch and Airbags:  As recently as 2014, GM has recalled millions of vehicles to address a defective ignition switch problem that can shut off the airbags. Multiple deaths and injuries have been reported and linked to this defect. You can find out more about the exact details of this recall by clicking here
  • Takata Exploding Airbags: Tens of millions of vehicles with Takata airbags have been recalled due to a horrific exploding airbag defect that has injured and killed multiple people with flying metal shrapnel. For an updated and current list of all makes and models affected by the Takata airbag recall click here

Please take a moment to look up your specific vehicle on to determine whether it has been affected by a recall. This public service is free of charge.

Bringing Negligent Automakers to Justice

When negligent manufacturers are held accountable the results lead to safer travels and increased protection for drivers and passengers, present and future. If you believe you have a viable auto defect case, please contact us today at 843-892-1000 for a free case evaluation. Our South Carolina legal team is standing by.