Since the end of the 20th century, all new cars in the U.S. have been required to install airbags. They’re meant to protect our bodies from launching onto hard surfaces during an accident. Airbags successfully shield thousands of people each year from injuries during accidents, but over the past two decades, hundreds have suffered harm, and dozens have died, when airbags have deployed.
If you’ve suffered an airbag injury, our Estero product liability lawyers will assist you in pursuing a compensation settlement or judgment by providing professional, compassionate service. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. Let’s talk about your legal options.
Compensation for an Injury Due to a Defective Airbag
A defective airbag might deploy and cause harm with or without impact on your car. Or, it may not deploy when it’s supposed to. Due to the danger of defective airbags, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that millions have been recalled in recent years. Whether you were in an accident or simply in your car, if you received an airbag injury, you may be eligible for compensation for damages, including but not limited to:
- Current and future medical bills such as surgery, hospital stays, rehab, and ambulance
- Wages lost during your recovery and future earnings if your injuries prevent you from resuming work at all or at the same level as before your injury
- Current and future mental and physical pain and suffering
What you may be compensated for and how much you recover depends on the circumstances surrounding your injuries. Our Estero personal injury lawyers will discuss this with you while preparing your case. Call us today to set your claim in motion.
Fighting for Your Rights with an Estero Personal Injury Lawyer
Airbag manufacturers discovered too late that the heat and humidity in Florida and other regions of the country can adversely affect the chemical in the airbag’s inflator, causing a malfunction. Sensors also can be defective, causing random deployment, or the airbag can explode, causing shrapnel to shoot out and seriously harm those in the vehicle. These and other issues come down to a product being defective.
Our Estero product liability attorneys help search for evidence that can identify the defect, prove the defect was the cause of your injury, and determine those responsible. The liable party may be the vehicle or airbag manufacturer, an airbag parts manufacturer, an inspector or maintenance crew member, or a combination of parties.
Attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP, have a long history of fighting for the rights of injured Floridians. We are dedicated to all of our clients and aggressive in court when pursuing their deserved compensation judgment.
We have successfully recovered millions in damages through negotiated settlements or by standing up in court on behalf of those who’ve suffered personal injuries. Our clients’ testimonials reflect their experiences with Ged Lawyers, such as this one shared a few months ago:
“I am grateful for GED lawyers and their kind staff, especially, the knowledge paralegal assigned to my case Yesenia (Yesi) Roques. My whole experience was great from the moment I chose them to the moment my case was settled. Yesi was very patient and professional. She never made me feel like I was asking a stupid question or like I was a burden for calling during her busy day. The timeliness of everything getting done was wonderful and I enjoyed working with them. I will definitely recommend them to a friend and if anything unfortunate ever happens to me I will be working with them again.” —H.K.
Covering the Cost of Our Airbag Injury Attorneys
When you’re injured in an accident, it can be a struggle to get up each morning, knowing you’re facing pain in recovery. An accident also brings unexpected bills, which can translate into financial burdens. At Ged Lawyers, we aim to shift your legal worries onto our shoulders without adding to your bills.
We invite you to our office for a free case consultation, at the end of which we’ll share with you what we feel are your best legal options. If you decide to work with our airbag injury lawyers, we represent you on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will pay nothing unless and until we successfully recover compensation for you.
Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida
A statute of limitations is a law that sets the amount of time you’re allowed to initiate legal proceedings after the date of your injury or the date you discovered your injury.
In the case of an airbag injury, you may have a personal injury case or a product liability case.
In Florida, you have two years from the time the accident happened to file a lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you could lose your right to compensation. Our Estero attorneys will review your case, and our legal team will ensure you meet all deadlines.
Types of Airbag Injuries
Most of the time, airbags offer protection from severe injuries during an accident. However, we’ve found that a defective airbag can be a serious and even lethal product, causing unexpected injuries, for instance:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Shrapnel wounds
- Internal bleeding
- Neck and spinal cord trauma
- Organ damage
- Eye and lung chemical injuries
- Fetal injuries
Whatever your injury, our attorneys will assist you in pursuing the full and fair compensation settlement or verdict you deserve.
We Are Dedicated to Your Future at Ged Lawyers
Our Estero airbag injury lawyers are dedicated to your health and peace of mind. We are tenacious in helping you get justice for the harm done and setting your life back on track. If you cannot come to us, we come to you and provide service in multiple languages, including English, Arabic, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Creole, Russian, and Turkish.
Contact us today for a free case review. We have the resources and determination to take your case wherever it leads us.