Defective Airbags

Houston Defective Airbag Attorneys

If you were injured in a car accident because of a defective airbag, you need the airbag defect attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm to help you hold the manufacturer responsible for your harm. 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. If you were in a car accident and suffered injuries because the airbag failed to deploy or did not deploy properly, our auto defect lawyers can bring a claim against the manufacturer on your behalf and help you recover fair compensation for your injuries.

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 in the vehicle can result in airbags that are dangerous and even deadly.

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 defective airbag attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm for a free consultation and case evaluation. 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. We can help you understand your legal rights and options, as well as pursue the full, fair compensation you are owed.

If you suffered injuries from a defective airbag, contact our Houston airbag defect attorneys online or by phone at (281) 801-5617.

Airbag Defects are Common in Cars, Trucks, and SUVs

When an airbag deploys, it inflates with 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.

During a rollover event, airbags are crucial for protecting occupants by providing cushioning and preventing ejection. However, if these airbags are defective, they may fail to deploy altogether or deploy improperly, exacerbating the risks of injury or fatality. In such instances, occupants can be thrown against hard surfaces or even partially ejected from the vehicle, leading to severe injuries or fatalities

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

Faulty airbags can cause injuries such as:

  • Facial fractures
  • Head, neck, and spinal cord damage
  • Blindness
  • Ruptured eyes
  • Burns and severe bruising

Our airbag defect attorneys can identify problems inherent in 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 other financial damages.

Houston Takata Airbag Defect Attorneys

Millions of vehicles across the world are equipped with defective Takata airbags that can cause serious injury or death during an accident. The defect, which is magnified in vehicles exposed to long-term heat and humidity, causes Takata airbags to rupture and explode with unreasonably dangerous force. As a result, in the event of deployment, Takata airbags quite literally blow up and shoot metal and plastic shrapnel throughout the vehicle. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident where your airbag exploded, call our Takata airbag defect attorneys today. You have a right to bring a personal injury claim against the responsible parties and recover compensation for your injuries.

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 airbag 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.

Contact our Houston Airbag Defect Attorneys Today

If you were injured in a car accident because your airbag did not function properly, you might be entitled to bring a product liability claim against the manufacturer and recover compensation for your injuries. At The Ammons Law Firm, we focus our practice on this area of the law. Our Houston airbag defect attorneys have the training, resources, and experience needed to fight a multi-national manufacturer and win. Do not risk your recovery with a personal injury law firm that does not know how to prosecute auto defect claims. Trust The Ammons Law Firm and our decades of success.

Contact us at (281) 801-5617 or online to learn how our Houston airbag defect attorneys can help you. We are a go-to law firm for auto defect litigation and know how to help you recover fair compensation.

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