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Were You Injured By A Defective Air Bag?

When we know that our vehicle is equipped with airbags, it gives us an added sense of security. We trust that the bags will actually deploy in the event of an accident. We trust that they will help protect us from serious harm.

Sadly, that trust is sometimes misplaced.

Defective airbags and other automotive parts have resulted in numerous preventable deaths and injuries over the years. If you believe your injuries or the death of a loved one may be linked to airbag failure, turn to the Law Offices of James L. O'Rourke. From our offices in Stratford, Shelton , our lawyers represent personal injury victims across Connecticut.

We are proud to offer personal care and attention, coupled with extensive legal experience and skill. You can rely on our attorneys to vigorously advocate for justice and the maximum compensation available to you under the law. As a testimony to our success, we have recovered millions of dollars for injury victims statewide. Call us at 203-864-4427.

Common Types Of Air Bag Defects And Problems

Airbag-related issues and defects can run the gamut. Here are just a few types of potential problems:

  • Chemicals that destabilize inside the internal metal canister, causing it to explode
  • Airbags that are too large and strike the driver or passenger in the head
  • Airbags that fail to deploy when they should, leaving the vehicle's occupants unprotected
  • Airbags that deploy far too easily, which can cause needless lacerations and injuries
  • Airbags that under inflate, which results in a less-effective shield
  • Lack of tethering, which allows the airbag to move around too much
  • Inappropriate positioning that can aim the airbag at the person and not the windshield

As Recently As 2014, Major Manufacturers Were Conducting Recalls

In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was informed that a number of different automotive manufacturers were recalling Takata airbag inflators in certain geographical regions. These manufacturers were:

  • BMW
  • Ford
  • Chrysler
  • Toyota
  • Nissan
  • Honda
  • Mazda

The inflators in question were reportedly responsible for ruptured airbags in Florida and Puerto Rico — areas with consistently hot, humid weather.

Call Or Email Us To Learn About Your Options

At the Law Offices of James L. O'Rourke, we hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they cause. Call a Bridgeport, Connecticut, lawyer for defective airbags 24/7 at 203-864-4427 or contact us online for a free consultation. We provide home or hospital visits and after-hours appointments by request. Spanish translation services are also available.

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If you have been injured in an accident, our experienced personal injury attorneys will help you pursue the full compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call 203-864-4427. We are ready to take your call 24/7. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request, as are home or hospital room visits. Spanish translation services are available.

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