The airbag is perhaps the single biggest advance in automobile safety since the invention of the seatbelt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that since they were first widely introduced in the 1970s, airbags have saved approximately 20,000 lives. However, airbags only work when they properly deploy. If they fail to function, or function improperly, they pose a serious risk to both drivers and passengers. Airbag-defect accidents can lead to serious medical bills and even lost work, and can cause extreme pain and suffering.
If incorrectly designed or manufactured, airbags can fire prematurely, without reason, or not at all. Depending on the circumstances, defective airbag units can cause serious injury or even death, or can fail to protect vehicle occupants.
Airbags malfunction for a number of reasons, but primarily due to improper design or manufacturing. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of a defective airbag, you may be entitled to financial compensation to repay you for pain and suffering.
For over twenty years, the law firm of Allen & Abaray, P.A. has provided exceptional statewide representation for injury victims, and the families of those who are injured or killed by the conduct of others. While our personal injury lawyers are based in Lakeland, we represent clients throughout the State of Florida.
Allen & Abaray, P.A. offers a free consultation in all personal injury cases. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in any type of accident, call (863) 669-9999 or toll-free at (877) 669-6899 today to speak with a Lakeland personal injury attorney about your case. We won’t charge an attorney’s fee unless we recover money for your injuries.*