Defective Airbags

Airbags are meant to keep people safe in the event of a car accident. If you have experienced car accident injuries due to a defective airbag, contact the person injury attorney team at the Coye Law Firm.

When Airbags Fail

Airbags, however, can cause serious injury if they are defective. Airbag injuries generally occur when the airbag:
  • Fails to deploy
  • Deploys too late
  • Deploys too soon
  • Deploys when it is not needed
  • Deploys at an improper angle

Injuries from Defective Airbags

Injuries caused by airbags vary depending on the situation. Some possible personal injuries caused by defective airbags include: 
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Neck injuries
  • Lacerations and bruises
  • Heart injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Traumatic head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Chest injuries
  • Eye injuries (including blindness)
  • Burns

Defective Airbag Claims

Cases involving defective airbags can become very complicated. Generally, the parties liable for a defective airbag injury include the airbag manufacturer and the auto manufacturer. Possible claims for injuries that occur as the result of a defective airbag include the following:
  • Products liability claim (manufacturing, design defect, or failure to warn)
  • Personal injury claim
  • Wrongful death (if the defective airbag resulted in death)
  • Workers’ compensation claim (if the injury occurred while driving on the job)
  • Social Security disability claim (if the injury is disabling)

Medical Treatment & Legal Guidance

If you have suffered an injury as the result of a defective airbag, it is vital that you seek medical attention for your injuries immediately. It is important that you receive medical attention and care for your injuries while your case is pending.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a defective airbag, it is important that you contact an experienced airbag attorney to determine if you have a claim. Many factors, including negligence or work injuries, can affect the outcome of your case.

At the Coye Law Firm, our experienced injury attorneys will assess your situation and determine if you have a claim and who you have a claim against. The Coye Law Firm has offices in Orlando, Tampa, Clermont, Kissimmee, and Melbourne, and can handle defective airbag cases from around the state of Florida.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as the result of a defective airbag, call the experienced car accident lawyers at the Coye Law Firm to determine if you have a case. Contact us today.