Airbag Defect Lawsuits
Fort Lauderdale Injury Attorneys
Airbags have saved countless lives. While many people think that an airbag
has malfunctioned when it fails to deploy, in reality, airbags are designed
to deploy only in certain circumstances. Most of the time, an airbag is
not defective simply because it failed to deploy.
Sometimes, however, airbags don't work properly. The inflation device
can fail, the computer that sends the deployment signal can crash, or
wires can be connected improperly. In addition, because airbags explode
with amazing force, automotive engineers admit that every time an airbag
deploys, it carries the risk of seriously injuring or killing an occupant.
Please remember to never allow an infant or child to sit in the front seat
of a vehicle with airbags.
Kelley/Uustal is currently reviewing cases from consumers harmed by defective
Takata airbags. If you have questions about your case and rights, contact a Fort Lauderdale
product liability lawyer from our firm for a FREE case review.
Defective Airbag Designs
Airbags must be designed with great care. Unfortunately, some were not.
Poorly designed airbag systems can cause punch-out injuries that crush
eyeballs, break necks and even kill occupants.
General Motors put airbag systems in some of its cars in the 1970s. Those
vehicles had dual-deployment airbags which deployed at different levels
of force depending on the severity of the crash. A General Motors engineer
at the time said that "it only makes sense" to deploy the airbags
in proportion to the crash forces.
When automobile manufacturers put airbag systems in their vehicles in the
1990s, very few of them used dual deployment airbags. Many claimed that
it was technologically impractical, despite the fact that GM had done
it 20 years before. Only recently have most manufacturers switched to
dual deployment airbags.
If you or a family member has been injured in a collision where an airbag
failed to deploy, where the airbag should not have deployed, or where
the airbag caused injury,