If you’ve been involved in a serious car wreck in Florida, you understand how terrifying it can be when the airbags deploy. While airbags are designed to protect individuals in the event of an accident, they often injure and in some cases even kill drivers and passengers. If you’ve been injured due to an airbag, or you’ve lost a loved one due to an airbag, we can help. We will work diligently to figure out what happened that caused the injury or death. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our Miami personal injury attorneys believe in holding negligent parties responsible for the harm they cause.
Airbag injuries can range from eye injuries to burns, broken bones, ear injuries, and more. The sheer impact of the airbag coming out of the dashboard at such high speeds can cause serious harm to an individual. There are a number of reasons airbags can cause injury rather than help protect an individual. Airbag defects and failures include failure to deploy during an accident, deploying late and causing additional damage, and accidental deployment, which can cause a driver to lose control of his or her vehicle.
If you were injured as a result of an airbag, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the airbag manufacturer, the vehicle manufacturer, or the car dealership that sold the car. Airbag accident cases are often pursued under the legal theory of product liability, under which a product manufacturer or anyone in the chain of commerce may be liable for placing a hazardous or faulty product into the market that causes injuries or accidental death.