Airbags are installed in vehicles and designed to inflate so they cushion passengers in the event of a car crash. However, defective airbags may explode when they inflate or fail to deploy, causing serious or fatal injuries. There have been several high-profile airbag recalls over the last few years. If you or somebody you love has been injured due to a defective airbag, let the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm help. Our San Antonio airbag defect attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured by a faulty airbag, seek assistance from a skilled attorney who has the resources to take on major companies. At the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, we are ready to take this case.
Defective airbag cases can become complicated and often involve many parties. Your San Antonio airbag defect attorney will be responsible for thoroughly investigating the incident that caused you harm. Your attorney will work to trace the origin of the airbag in your vehicle. They will work with automotive experts to determine whether or not the airbag most effective.
Your attorney will work with qualified medical experts to determine the extent of your injuries and calculate your total damages. Using this information, they will work to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that airbags have saved more than 50,000 lives from 1987 to 2017. Modern vehicles have advanced airbags and are usually in more places than just the steering wheel and dash. This can include in the seats, and around the doorframes (side airbags).
Over the last few years in the United States, we have seen the largest automotive-related recalls in history due to faulty airbags. Tens of millions of vehicles with Takata airbags are under recall. These are bags, when exposed to high heat and humidity, can become explosive when deployed. These explosions have caused many injuries and deaths. Around 41.6 million vehicles equipped with Takata airbags have been recalled so far.
The NHTSA also warns that there are certain vehicle makes and models that may have counterfeit airbags that do not work properly and can cause serious harm to drivers and passengers.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to a defective airbag, seek legal assistance immediately. At the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm, we are going to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include:
When you need a San Antonio airbag defect attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation online or calling us at (210) 777-4878.