Recalls of millions of motor vehicles have been announced due to defective airbags, with some having been found to explode, striking occupants of the vehicles with shards of metal. The devices have been blamed for dozens of deaths and countless injuries.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or was killed because of a problem with an automobile airbag, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Kline & Specter, with more than 50 attorneys, has won scores of lawsuits in automobile and defective product lawsuits. Contact our lawyers for a free evaluation of your case.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said that vehicles are at risk of explosion after long-term exposure to high heat and humidity. Such exposure over time can cause metal parts inside the air bag to explode and shoot out of the air bag at the driver or passengers.
Kline & Specter lawyers have the experience and expertise to handle auto product liability cases. Our law firm has won verdicts of $153 million, $52 million and $8.75 million against Ford Motor Co. alone in litigation involving a defective parking brake in Ford F-series pickup trucks
Our attorneys, including five who are also doctors -- the most in the United States -- have won billions in product liability cases, including an $8 billion verdict against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and a $153 million verdict against Ford Motor Co.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Common Injuries Caused by a Defective Airbag?
When an airbag fails to deploy during a car accident or if it deploys when it was not necessary, it puts the passengers at risk for serious injury. These injuries can lead to major medical bills, car repair costs, and in serious cases, life-altering physical changes. Some injuries that can be caused by unexpected deployment airbags or lack of deployment from airbags in car accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Chemical burns
- Cuts, scrapes, or injury by shards of the car’s glass window
- Heart or chest injury due to chest impact
- Soft tissue damage
- Herniated discs
- Spinal cord damage
Who Will Be Involved When I File An Airbag Recall Injury Lawsuit?
Surviving passengers and/or surviving family members of loved ones who have been killed as a result of the automobile accident may be able to file for an airbag injury lawsuit and be eligible for compensation. When filing, the possible defendants may include the car company, airbag manufacturer, the dealership that sold the vehicle, and other potential parties.
What Compensations Might I Receive in My Airbag Recall Injury Lawsuit?
Faulty airbags can lead to disastrous, tragic, and costly consequences when it comes to severe automobile accidents. Your airbag recall injury lawsuit may be able to help you recover the cost of the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral or burial expenses
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Vehicle renovation costs
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Automobile accidents are always unexpected, and at Kline & Specter, our team understands how tough and complicated situations like this can be. If you or a loved one has suffered from the impact of fautly airbags in an automobile accident, it may be time to seek help to achieve compensation for your troubles. Our attorneys draw from years of legal experience to provide high-quality representation to clients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and nationwide.