Airbags and seat belts save lives in automobile accidents each year. However, airbag injuries in St. Louis are nonetheless relatively common. When an airbag deploys incorrectly or fails to deploy, the person in the vehicle may sustain serious injuries.
Our St. Louis, MO airbag injuries lawyer at Bradley Law Personal Injury Lawyers handles claims involving defective airbags. Our award-winning St. Louis accident lawyers have extensive experience handling product liability claims.
Our St. Louis Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You With an Airbag Injury Claim
You never expect to be injured by the device designed to prevent injuries. However, airbag failure is responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths each year. We are dedicated to helping accident victims receive the compensation they deserve from the party or parties responsible for their injuries.
When you hire Bradley Law Personal Injury Lawyers to handle your case, you can expect us to:
- Investigate the circumstances surrounding your injuries to determine the factors that contributed to the injuries
- Identify each party who contributed to the cause of your injuries
- Gather evidence proving fault and liability
- File insurance claims and pursue all claims
- Work with you and your physicians to document your injuries
- Retain expert witnesses, as necessary
- Negotiate settlements and prepare to file lawsuits if the parties refuse to negotiate in good faith
You deserve fair compensation for your injuries and damages. That might include filing a suit against an at-fault driver, but it might also include pursuing a claim against an airbag manufacturer.
Please call our law firm today to schedule a free consultation with our team of experienced car accident attorneys in St. Louis. We are here for you when you need reputable legal advice and support.
Why Do Airbags Cause Injuries?
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), long-term exposure to humidity and heat can cause the airbags to explode when they deploy. The result has been serious injuries and deaths.
When working correctly, airbags provide a cushion during a car crash. The airbag deploys, preventing the driver from slamming into the steering wheel or dashboard. Passenger, side, and curtain airbags work the same way.
However, some airbags explode because of a defect. Even when the airbag deploys correctly, the force of the deployment could cause injuries. In some cases, airbags fail to deploy or deploy too late because of a defective crash sensor or other airbag defects.
Contact with the chemicals in the airbag can also cause injuries and chemical burns. In addition, the loud sound of an airbag deploying can cause hearing loss. Therefore, a thorough investigation is necessary to determine the exact cause of the airbag injury.
Common Airbag Injuries and Damages
Damages caused by airbag injuries include medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, and other economic damages. However, monetary loss is just one type of damage.
A person may experience debilitating pain and suffering because of airbag injuries. They may sustain permanent impairments, experience a significant decrease in their quality of life, and have other non-economic damages. Furthermore, an accident victim may have scarring and disfigurement because of a defective airbag.
Common airbag injuries include but are not limited to:
- Skin irritation, burns, abrasions, and lacerations
- Hearing loss and ear damage
- Vision loss and eye injuries
- Fractured ribs and chest injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Cervical spine injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Whiplash and neck injuries
- Damage to internal organs
- Death or injury to a pregnant woman and her unborn child
The value of your damages depends on the extent of your injuries and other factors. Our legal team carefully documents your damages and injuries to obtain the best possible settlement given the facts of your case.
Who is Responsible for Injuries Caused by Airbag Injuries?
If a defective airbag caused the injuries, the airbag manufacturer and vehicle manufacturer could be liable for damages. However, the at-fault driver can also be liable for airbag injuries as part of the liability for causing the automobile crash. Some airbag injuries are not caused by defects, but by the circumstances of the car crash.
Our legal team can pursue claims against multiple parties for your airbag injuries. By identifying each party’s contribution to the cause of your injuries, we can hold those parties liable for damages to the extent of their fault for the cause of those damages.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our St. Louis Airbag Injuries Lawyers
You do not have to fight a large corporation alone. Our legal team handles all aspects of your claim. We do not stop fighting until we exhaust every legal remedy to recover compensation for your claim.
Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with a St. Louis personal injury attorney. It does not cost you anything to speak with a lawyer to learn more about claims involving airbag injuries in St. Louis.