Scottsdale Defective Airbag Lawyer
Holding Manufacturers Liable For Defective Airbags That Cause Injury or Death
Airbags use sensors to detect when a crash happens. These safety devices rely on the sensors sending a message to the vehicle’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to assess the strength of the impact. If the strength exceeds a manufacturer based level, then the ECU communicates with the airbag which then creates a chemical reaction through the airbag’s inflators. The gas created by the chemical reaction then fills the airbags which causes the airbag to inflate. The inflation should prevent the driver or passenger from hitting the steering wheel, dashboard, or other parts of the vehicle. Ideally, airbags only need a second from the moment of the collision to inflate.
At Amar Esq. PLLC, our Scottsdale defective airbag attorney understands why airbag defects occur and cause an airbag’s failure to function properly. We hold manufacturers, distributors, and vehicle sellers liable if the vehicle’s airbags are defective and the defect causes physical injury. Airbags can be defective if the design of the airbag is improper or if the airbags were made improperly. When defects cause death or physical harm, our attorney brings wrongful death claims, including claims for pain and suffering, scars and disfigurement, lost income, and all other reasonable medical expenses.
Common Causes of Defective Airbag Accidents
Airbag accidents can occur in different ways. Our Scottsdale airbag defect attorney works with professional engineers and reconstruction experts to determine what caused the accident and if airbag defects contributed to the death or injury. We also investigate whether the vehicle was subject to any recalls due to defective airbags on the vehicle.
We Bring Claims For The Following Types of Airbag Accidents:
- Failing to Deploy – When a vehicle crash occurs, both front and side airbags should deploy if the impact is severe enough. If the airbags don’t deploy, the driver and passengers can be thrown into the dashboard, the sides of the cars, each other, and other parts of the vehicle; causing death or permanent injuries.
- Late or Untimely Deployment – Here, the airbags deploy, but too late after the accident too avoid injury to the occupants. In some cases, the late deployment can even make the situation worse. It can make the situation worse by deploying after the driver or passenger has already been thrown about the vehicle.
- Overpowering Deployment – Some airbags cause too much force. This can cause the driver, passenger(s), or other occupants(s), to be injured directly by the airbag. In addition, too much force can cause a rider to incur injury by striking metal, glass, other car materials, or the bones of other occupants.
- Accidental Airbag Deployment – Sometimes, an airbag deploys when it shouldn’t, such as is in low-impact crashes. Worse, it may deploy when there is no accident all.
In addition to bringing product liability claims, manufacturers and others can be held liable for their negligence and breach of any warranties.
Common Types of Injuries Caused By Defective Airbags
If a car, truck, or other vehicle equipped with an airbag, causes death, we bring wrongful death claims on behalf of the estate of the person who was killed and the family members of the deceased. Survivors of airbag crashes can suffer:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Paralysis (which may cause a person to become a paraplegia or quadriplegia victim)
- Spinal Cord Damage
- The Loss of Limb(s)
- Broken Bones
- Nerve Damage
- Damage to Muscles, Ligaments, Tendons, and Tissue
Help From a Defective Airbag Attorney in Phoenix When Injury Destroys or Changes Lives
We are a defective airbag injury law firm in Scottsdale, Arizona. At Amar Esq. PLLC, we focus on providing effective trial lawyer and litigation abilities to ensure your voice is heard. Whether your matter settles or ends up at trial in front of a jury, we strive to regain the quality and enjoyment of life you deserve. Our Scottsdale airbag safety attorney has earned the respect of clients and other legal counsel for our ability to handle serious and catastrophic injuries. We guide accident victims through each stage of the litigation process. Each case is prepared for a jury trial of your peers. We only recommend settlements when the offer compensates the client fairly for all of his or her damages. To consult with our firm, please call us at 480.802.8232, or, fill out our contact form below. We take airbag defect cases on a contingency fee basis.