West Virginia Airbag Injury Lawyer
Dangers Attributed to Improper Airbag Deployment
Do you need legal representation to help you recover compensation from
injuries caused by a malfunctioning or defective airbag? Having an aggressive
West Virginia personal injury lawyer from the firm fighting for you can
increase the possibility that you will be able to prove negligence and
recover the compensation you deserve. The firm takes pride in their commitment,
attention to detail and high-quality service. They work hard to determine
car accidents and other vehicle-related injury cases. They also have a proven record
of success in negotiating settlements and obtaining positive jury verdicts.
In fact, the firm has recovered over half a billion dollars in settlements
and verdicts, and has achieved over 125 verdicts over $1 million in value.
Airbags have proven to be effective in preventing drivers and front-seat
passengers from smashing directly into the steering wheel or dashboard
upon impact. The fact that airbags help prevent serious injuries and save
lives does not exempt auto manufacturers, airbag manufacturers, inspectors
and other parties from the responsibility they have to ensure that an
airbag deploys correctly. A number of dangers can be attributed to improper
airbag deployment, including severe head injuries, whiplash, broken bones,
permanent eye damage and more. An airbag deploying at the wrong moment
could restrict a driver's ability to maintain control of his or her
vehicle thus causing a serious and potentially deadly accident.
Can I file a claim or lawsuit for injuries caused by a defective airbag?
Airbags are specifically designed to deploy when a vehicle gets into an
accident at a preset level of speed. At the moment of impact a sensor
in the vehicle should trigger an ignition device which will immediately
fill the airbag with nitrogen, or other type of gas, and cause it to deploy.
The entire process takes less than 1/20th of a second.
Any failure of an airbag to deploy at the exact moment of impact could
result in catastrophic and life-threatening injuries. A defective or malfunctioning
airbag could be the results of electrical or wiring issues, an improperly
set deployment threshold, inadequate sensor placement, a failure to reinstall
airbags once they have deployed, a software error, a tear in the airbag
fabric, lack of sufficient warnings or instructions and various other factors.
If you been injured as a result of a malfunctioning or defective airbag,
you may have grounds to file a lawsuit or claim to recover compensation
for your injuries. A West Virginia airbag injury attorney from Fitzsimmons
Law Firm PLLC can move forward to establish negligence, and to take the
legal action necessary to recover compensation after a defective or faulty
Call the firm now.