Corpus Christi Airbag Defect Lawyer
Trust Your Case to Our Auto Product Liability Legal Team
Airbags are supposed to make drivers feel safe because they are designed to inflate on impact, keeping drivers from hitting the steering wheel, dashboard, or windows. Yet, oftentimes manufacturing defects can result in airbags that are dangerous, and even deadly.
The Corpus Christi airbag defect attorney at Elliott & Ritch, LLP has litigated and resolved many airbag defects and possesses the know-how and resources to decide the best strategy for handling your unique case. Our firm can help recover money for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical bills, lost wages, and other financial damages.
How Airbags Can Be Defective
Airbags are designed to deploy in an auto collision when there is sudden deceleration and impact. Generally, airbags are designed to deploy during impacts of 20 mph or more. Sometimes, however, an airbag fails to deploy resulting in serious injuries or even death. Other times the airbags deploy when they aren’t supposed to, such as from running into a curb or due to another small accident. When this occurs in a low-speed type of event, the results can be tragic.
Our firm handles defective airbag claims in situations where airbags deploy too early, too late, or not at all. We have handled situations involving:
- Sensor defects
- Insufficient or inadequate sensors
- Electronic control unit defects
- Over-inflation of the airbag
- Under inflation of the airbag
- And more
Our firm has the experience and knowledge to protect your rights. We have handled all types of complex product liability and defective automobile claims.
Injuries Caused by Defective Airbags
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen every minute of the day. Motor vehicle accidents occur in any part of the world every 60 seconds. And if it’s all summed up on a yearly basis, there are 5.25 million driving accidents that take place annually.
Manufacturers of vehicles have studied and monitored the accidents that occur around the world and know that safety devices in their vehicles can be used to mitigate and prevent injuries in the accidents they know will occur. Airbags are one of those safety devices.
Vehicle manufactures are responsible for ensuring their airbags are safe and effective. Too often, however, manufactures choose to use cheap materials or poorly designed component parts and fail to incorporate state of the art technology. Thus, they should be held liable for any injuries sustained as a consequence of choosing profit over people.
Faulty airbags can cause injuries such as:
- Facial fractures
- Head, neck, and spinal cord damage
- Ruptured eyes
- Severe bruising
- Wrongful death
There are a number of different airbag defects that can cause serious injury or death to occupants of a vehicle. First, the size of the airbag itself can affect how it interacts with a passenger and upon inflation, causing head, brain, and eye injuries. Further, bags that are not strapped in to minimize movement can move in ways that cause injuries and death to the occupant.
Offering Cutting-Edge Plaintiffs’ Litigation
At Elliott & Ritch, LLP, our Corpus Christi product liability attorney provides experienced representation for individuals who have been harmed due to defective car parts, including faulty airbags.
It can be incredibly difficult to prove that a defective airbag led to your injuries or the death of your loved one. That is why it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side. At Elliott & Ritch, we rely on the skill of accident reconstruction experts, engineers, and our years of combined legal experience to prove liability in defective airbag claims.
Contact our Corpus Christi-based defective airbag attorney for legal representation throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast. Call (361) 733-3003 or send us a message online for a free consultation. Se habla Español.