Airbag Defects

Houston Airbag Defect Attorneys

Decades of Experience in Auto Defect Cases Across the U.S.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 41,000 people nationwide were killed in car accidents in 2007. Another 2.5 million people in the United States were injured in motor vehicle crashes during this same time period.

Manufacturers routinely install airbags in almost all vehicles to improve accident outcomes. Airbags are supposed to make drivers feel safer because they are designed to inflate on impact, keeping drivers and passengers from hitting the steering wheel, dashboard, or windows. Yet, oftentimes, manufacturing defects can result in airbags that are dangerous and even deadly.

Faulty airbags can cause injuries such as:

At The Ammons Law Firm, our Houston airbag defect attorneys immediately take the necessary steps to help you build a solid case aimed at securing all of the compensation to which you may be entitled.

  • $22.1 Million Bus Tragedy

    Catastrophic and fatal injuries were sustained by passengers on a charter bus after an accident.

  • $8.1 Million Tire Detread & Rollover

    Ammons Law Firm represented a client who sustained severe and permanent injuries after a left rear tire designed by Michelin North AMerica, Inc. suffered a disablement.

  • $7.5 Million Auto Airbag Defect

    Ammons Law Firm represented a client who sustained fatal injuries when the vehicle's airbag inflator canister exploded.

  • $6 Million Auto Airbag Defect

    Justin Burrow, of Ammons Law Firm, represented a client who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in which the airbag failed to deploy when the client’s vehicle was struck by a pickup driver who disregarded a stop sign.

  • $6 Million Auto Defect

    Ammons Law Firm represented a client who sustained multiple injuries after his crash safety systems failed to provide reasonable occupant protection.


Problems Commonly Associated with Defective Airbags

When an airbag deploys, it inflates with a force approaching 2,000 lbs. and a speed of up to 200 mph. It is not surprising, then, that injuries often occur when drivers and passengers are seated less than 10 to 12 inches from the steering wheel or dashboard.

Our airbag defect lawyers understand that airbags were designed for individuals approximately 5’8” in height and weighing 180 pounds. As a result, airbags pose a substantial hazard to shorter motorists and especially to children. Our airbag defect attorneys are trained to look for the specific problems with airbags that lead to injury.

Some common airbag defects and problems include:

  • Airbag fails to deploy upon impact
  • Airbag deploys with too much force
  • Airbag inflates at the wrong angle
  • Airbag inflates too slowly
  • Airbag deploys with low or no impact

Our auto defect attorneys can identify problems inherent with many defective airbags. We have resolved many auto defect matters and can decide the best strategy for handling your unique case. Our attorneys can help you seek to recover money for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical bills, and lost wages or other financial damages.

Airbag Recalls & Consumer Safety

With so many drivers taking to the roadways across the country, it is important to consider different ways to optimize highway safety. This includes ensuring that all the moving parts of a vehicle are in working order and not at risk for defect or failure in a way that can lead to dangerous, injury-causing accidents. Unfortunately, defects or errors do happen and can often affect individual parts of a vehicle that are critical to its overall safety, even those that are not visible, like airbags.

Since airbags were first introduced in 1990, millions of vehicles have been recalled due to airbag defects. As recently as October 2008, Nissan recalled more than 200,000 vehicles after the company discovered a potential airbag sensor problem.

The main function of an air bag is simple—protection. In the event of a collision, an airbag can help prevent more serious injury.

An airbag may deploy from a number of areas in the vehicle, including:

  • Steering wheel
  • Dashboard
  • Above side windows
  • Within the seat

Although airbags vary from vehicle to vehicle (depending on the make and model), one thing is clear—it is critical that they are in working order and free from any potential defect, including those outlined in safety recalls.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Us Today

If you were injured due to a defective airbag or if your loved one lost his or her life in an accident involving a defective airbag, reach out to the legal team at The Ammons Law Firm for a free consultation and case evaluation. We can help you understand your legal rights and options, as well as pursue the full, fair compensation you are owed.

Our firm provides personalized and attentive legal representation, tailored to the unique needs of each and every client. Our attorneys can answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.

Contact us at (281) 801-5617 to request a free initial consultation with an attorney at our firm. Based in Houston, TX, we serve clients nationwide.

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  • We Wrote the Book on Tire Defect Litigation

    Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.

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