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 800-658-1245.
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:
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 800-658-1245 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.