Airbags have provided an essential innovation in vehicle safety, but a defective airbag can be a lethal hazard. Airbags made by Takata and other manufacturers have made headlines for widespread defects that harmed dozens and even caused deaths. If you’ve been injured by a defective airbag, the attorneys at Hossley & Embry are ready to litigate your claim professionally and aggressively.
Some common types of airbag defects include:
- Failure to deploy or late deployment: The airbag does not deploy when it should have.
- Oversized airbags: The airbag is made too large and deploys too far into the occupant’s personal space, which can cause severe head injuries and trauma.
- Airbags that deploy too fast: The airbag deploys at too high of a velocity or too far into the occupant’s personal space – again potentially causing severe head injuries and trauma.
- Untethered airbags: The airbag breaks loose from its holdings, which can cause severe injury.
- Low deployment threshold airbags: The airbag deploys in a low-speed crash, injuring the occupant when it should not have deployed at all.
- System malfunctions: An error in the electrical system or sensors cause the airbag to deploy on ignition or from a minor jolt such as running over a pothole.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury resulting from a defective injury, please give Hossley & Embry a call at (866) 522-9265 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch promptly. We offer free consultations, and we have the resources available (including charter aircraft) to travel throughout Texas and the United States on short notice to investigate your potential claim.