We rely on a variety of products, including our vehicles, to get us through the day. When a vehicle is faulty or has a faulty part such as a defectively designed airbag, our safety is immediately at risk. Unfortunately, automakers often put dangerous vehicles into the stream of commerce, which lead to serious, even deadly injuries. If you have been injured in an accident involving a defective airbag, you must consult a reliable Miami injury attorney who understand Florida personal injury law and can vigorously assert your rights.
Liability in Airbag Recall Cases
Airbag defects can lead to serious injuries such as broken bones, skull fractures, nerve damage, lacerations, cuts, bruises, brain injury, spine injury and even death. If you or someone you love suffered an injury due to a defective airbag, you may be eligible for compensation through a products liability claim. Typically, a product liability claim for any defective item will fall into one of three categories: a manufacturing defect, a design defect and/or a warning defect. Manufacturing defects take place when there is a defect in a product that was not intended. In other words, the product departs from the intended design. A design defect, on the other hand, occurs when the product is created as intended but the design is inherently dangerous. A warning defect occurs when products do not come with warnings to alert users about risks associated with the product’s use. You should be aware that product liability cases are incredibly complex.
The Latest Takata Airbag Recall
Honda is recalling at least 1.4 million cars, including Acura models, because of a defect in front passenger-side airbags. The Honda and Acura models are being recalled so that the company can replace Takata airbag inflators. Separately, Honda is recalling approximately 200,000 more vehicles due to software issues involving the back up cameras. The recall involving airbags is critical as prolonged exposure to high head and humidity could lead to the Takata airbags exploding during a collision. This latest recall would fall into the category of design defect since the materials that were used were sensitive to changes in temperature and moisture.
Time Limits in Airbag Recall Cases
In Florida, products liability lawsuits must be filed within four years after the accident has occurred. This time frame is known as the statute of limitations and failure to file to a claim in civil court within the four year mark could mean losing your right to compensation altogether.
Skilled Florida Airbag Recall Lawyer
If you or someone close to you has been injured due to an exploding airbag, you need to reach out to a skilled Miami product liability attorney who can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we will meticulously examine the facts of your case and determine how much compensation you may be entitled to. You can rest assured that we have extensive experience taking on big companies in recall cases. We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns. For more information, call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online today.
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