About Seatbelt and Airbag Failure
Legal Advocacy From an Accident Lawyer in California
People who drive vehicles place their trust in the safety features of seatbelts and airbags to be operational when needed. During an impact, a seatbelt is necessary for bodily restraint to avoid hitting the windshield or dashboard or from ejection. An airbag is designed to work with other restraints and protect from injury if deployed during an accident. During an accident, a seatbelt or airbag may fail resulting in injury and death. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a seatbelt / airbag failure, you should immediately contact a serious injury lawyer. The firm of Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates has successfully represented many accident cases involving seatbelt / airbag failure injuries.
About Airbag and Seatbelt Failure Accidents
A design flaw or poor manufacture of a seatbelt or airbag can cause a failure to function properly during a vehicle accident. Each one has a specific purpose during a point of impact. Improper installation can be a factor leading to failures during a collision. If there is nothing to protect or restrain a driver or passenger during a traffic collision the injuries can be severe. Bodily injuries sustained may be as follows:
- Head and neck Injuries or traumatic brain damage
- Spinal injuries resulting in paralysis
- Crushing injuries to internal organs
An experienced catastrophic injury attorney can evaluate all details of the accident, including witness statements, police accident reports, and photographs of the accident scene. There may be cause to file a suit against the seatbelt and/or airbag manufacturer for a defective product. Depending on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of the injuries, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit for damages. A lawsuit enables recovery of medical costs incurred plus future medical costs, loss of wages and loss of future earning capacity, property damage, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. It is important that you speak to an attorney before you settle with an insurance company. Insurance companies usually want a quick settlement while minimizing your injuries and suffering. Contact Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates today for an appointment to review your case.
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