Injury Lawyer Serving Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield & Surrounding Areas in Colorado
Airbag defects pose significant dangers to drivers and their passengers. In recent years, defective airbags have caused numerous injuries and deaths, and the scope of the problem is only now coming to light. If you or someone you love has sustained an injury from a defective airbag, Boulder product liability attorney Christopher Jeffress can help you get the compensation you deserve.
To schedule a free consultation at our Boulder, Colorado office, please contact Jeffress Law online or by calling 303.993.8685 today. Attorney Jeffress serves victims of serious injury living in Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield, and all surrounding Front Range communities.
Common Airbag Defects
Common airbag defects that result in serious or fatal injury include:
- Failure to deploy
- Deployment with too much force
- Deployment while driving
- Release of shrapnel upon deployment
While all of these issues can cause serious injury, deploying with too much force or causing shrapnel to be expressed throughout the cab are at the core of a number of airbag defect lawsuits currently being heard. Takata is the most prominent airbag manufacturer in these lawsuits, but certainly not the only parts manufacturer that has produced faulty or dangerous airbags over the past decade.
Boulder airbag defect lawyer Christopher Jeffress will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident to determine which of these companies is liable and hold the accountable for all of the damages they have caused.
What causes defective airbags?
Numerous problems and oversights can result in defective airbags making it to market. Poor design and manufacturing practices are the most common culprits. Flawed quality control procedures and manipulated safety test data can also play a role in perpetuating defective airbags.
Independent investigations into Takata’s airbag problems found that exposure to environmental humidity, high temperatures, and the use of an unstable chemical contributed to the infamous premature rupturing issue. That airbag issue was responsible for deaths and injuries worldwide.
What injuries commonly occur from defective airbags?
Airbags are life-saving devices designed to protect occupants from hitting the inside of the vehicle and reduce the force exerted on the body by the seatbelt. When airbags fail to function as expected, the consequences can be severe.
Common injures that happen due to defective airbags include:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Seatbelt injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Eye injuries
- Hearing loss or ear damage
- Organ damage
- Shrapnel wounds
Do I have a defective airbag case?
You may have a defective airbag case if you can prove that you were injured because the airbag in your vehicle did not function as intended. You will need evidence of a defect.
That evidence may be a vehicle recall. It could also come in the form of your vehicle’s event data recorder or “black box.” The airbag itself can even be retrieved from the crash to support your claim.
Our attorney will investigate the details of your accident to determine if you have an actionable defective airbag case. Contact our Boulder law firm today to arrange a consultation. You have a limited time to file a legal claim.
Do I need a lawyer after an airbag injury?
Hiring a lawyer after an airbag injury increases your odds of recovering compensation and holding the manufacturer responsible. Airbag manufacturers and powerful automotive corporations have a team of legal experts on their side. These companies also work with insurance adjusters to keep victims from receiving the money they deserve.
Our Boulder defective airbag attorney used to work for insurance companies. He is familiar with their tactics and tricks. He uses that insider knowledge to help injured clients stand up to the big guys.
Who is responsible for injuries inflicted by a defective airbag?
Several parties can be liable for injuries caused by a defective airbag. You could potentially sue the airbag manufacturer, the vehicle manufacturer, or those responsible for inspection and quality control.
Identifying everyone who may have been responsible for your injuries is no small task. It requires the experience and resources of a personal injury lawyer. Mr. Jeffress will explore all avenues for liability.
Am I entitled to compensation after a defective airbag incident?
If you were injured because of a defective airbag, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Vehicle damage
- Other losses
You can still sue for faulty airbags even if you were at fault in the crash. Our attorney will discuss the role that fault may play in determining your maximum compensation.
You Need an Attorney
Even though there are currently a number of airbag lawsuits being heard, it is never a good idea to take on a powerful automotive corporation on your own. These companies work with teams of attorneys and insurance adjusters to make sure victims receive as little compensation as possible. You deserve an attorney on your side who knows the tricks and tactics used by these interests, and who is willing to take your case as far as necessary to secure for you the full compensation you are due.
Our Boulder defective airbag attorney is here to fight for your rights and to help you get justice following your accident. Please call us at 303.993.8685 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.