Maryland Airbag Injury Lawyers
Airbag Explosions & Other Injuries Caused by Defective Airbags
Airbags are supposed to reduce the likelihood of injury in a crash, but when poorly designed or faultily manufactured, they can end up doing greater harm than good. If you believe an airbag defect caused you or someone you love significant damages in an auto accident, it is highly advised that you consult with an experienced attorney who has plenty of experience representing auto product liability cases.
For over 30 years, the dedicated personal injury legal team at Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC has provided high-quality legal representation to clients throughout the state of Maryland. As your legal representatives, we will investigate your case to determine the cause and identify the liable party, negotiate a full and fair settlement deal with the insurance company, and, if negotiations fail, fight aggressively to protect your best interests through litigation.
Bringing a claim or lawsuit against an automotive company may be a complex undertaking, but with help from our Maryland airbag injury lawyers, you can get the means for a full recovery. Call (301) 812-4777 to learn more.
An Airbag Defect Affecting Tens of Millions of Vehicles
In recent years, multiple recalls involving tens of millions of motor vehicles installed with TRW or Takata airbags have been issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in response to numerous reports of the airbags deploying inadvertently (TRW) or rupturing in crashes and spraying metal shards throughout the passenger cabin (Takata). The defective airbags have already been linked to many injuries and even fatalities.
To date, there have been numerous deaths and over 30 injuries connected to the defective Takata airbags. Investigators believe that airbags in cars that are stored in climates with relatively high humidity have a greater chance of exploding violently, but this has not stopped many automakers from recalling vehicles worldwide. Over 14 million cars have been affected by the Takata recall.
Other Types of Airbag Defects
Besides the aforementioned defects, there are other types of airbag defects which have the potential to cause serious injuries. These include:
- Airbags that inflate horizontally rather than vertically
- Overly powerful multi-force airbag inflators
- Airbags that inflate without warning, even when an accident has not occurred
- Lack of tether straps that help make airbags safer by compressing them into flat pillow shapes
- Airbags that have been inadequately tested by manufacturers
To build a strong foundation for your defective airbag claim, you should hire a trusted Maryland auto product liability attorney who has keen investigatory skills and access to a network of accident reconstruction specialists and other relevant experts, along with the willingness to take your case to court if need be.
Compensation for Airbag Injury Claims in Maryland
Our attorneys have gone up against some of the biggest in the business and we are fully prepared to meet automakers head-on, either in or out of the courtroom. Depending on your case and the circumstances surrounding your injuries, you and your family may be entitled to significant compensation.
Financial compensation may be available in an airbag injury claim under the following categories:
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of wages or employment
But don’t delay. In the state of Maryland, individuals who wish to file a claim against a negligent company have a limited window of opportunity in which to do so. This is known as the statute of limitations. If the victim of a defective product fails to submit their claim in a timely fashion, they could forfeit their right to collect damages. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Get the compensation you deserve with Alpert Schreyer Poe.
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