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11 Injuries Caused By Defective Airbags

Published in Car Accidents on May 7, 2023

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Airbags are placed in our vehicles to keep us safe from more severe injuries that might occur during car accidents and similar incidents. In many cases, properly functioning airbags are beneficial in reducing bodily harm and protecting the lives of drivers and passengers. Unfortunately, airbags can be defective and fail to inflate or even overinflate. Overinflation may seem insignificant, but it can result in severe bodily harm that would have been mitigated if the airbag was functioning correctly. Defective airbags can cause vehicle users to put false trust in their safety.

If you have injuries due to a defective airbag, you have the right to hold manufacturers, installers, and other liable parties accountable for your losses. You might also have the option to hold these individuals responsible at the same time as related car accident cases you may want to process. The car accident lawyers from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have the resources and knowledge to support you through every step of your case involving bodily harm. Please contact our team for assistance and more information if you want guidance. Call (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form today.

What Are Common Injuries You Can Receive From a Defective Airbag?

It is possible to receive severe injuries from a defective airbag. The following are common injuries you might receive from a faulty airbag:

  • Facial injuries, including bruising and bone fractures
  • Chest and heart injuries from impact due to overinflation
  • Friction burns
  • More significant bone fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Ear injuries
  • Injuries to the eyes
  • Internal bleeding
  • Fetal injuries to pregnant individuals
  • Asthma attacks due to chemical release
  • Lacerations from lack of deployment

These are not the only injuries you may receive from an airbag or a defective product. We recommend you work with a medical practitioner to determine the most likely cause of your bodily injuries. For further assistance, we suggest you retain services from a personal injury lawyer. Your attorney can provide referrals to medical professionals, collect and analyze evidence related to your case, and lead or join investigations.

Should You Seek Medical Attention for Your Defective Airbag Injuries?

We strongly recommend you seek medical attention for your injuries, especially in cases where you are at risk for severe bodily harm. In the case of a defective airbag or a car accident, seeking assistance from a doctor can help you along in the recovery process. For instance, your doctor can assess the circumstances, find latent injuries, recommend treatment plans, and provide additional referrals.

Working with a medical professional can also help if you choose to take legal action. Prioritizing your recovery will often be perceived positively by court officials, improving your likelihood of legal success. Documents like medical bills and doctor’s notes can also help accurately estimate the compensatory value of your case or show perspectives in favor of your claims. Some personal injury lawyers may be able to provide a referral to medical professionals that they trust and know are qualified, so we recommend this route if you need assistance.

How Can You File a Claim for Defective Airbags?

If you suffer injuries due to defective airbags, you can file a claim against the responsible parties to hold them accountable for your losses. However, filing these claims can be difficult. You will likely benefit from collecting and submitting adequate documentation and evidence relating to the events. You must also file your claim on the correct avenues, often through the liable parties’ insurance policies or against the manufacturer or company.

We recommend you work with a lawyer for assistance filing your claims and managing your legal issues, as your lawyer can help address many aspects of your case. Your attorney can help identify the appropriate avenues for your claim and hold the liable parties accountable for their misconduct.

Get Valuable Representation and Support From Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers in Massachusetts

If you suffer from severe injuries due to a vehicular accident, including those caused by a defective airbag, the Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of lawyers is dedicated to supporting clients through every step of the legal process, and we can do the same for you. Many of our attorneys specialize in vehicular accidents, including Attorney Dylan Hixson.

Please contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (617) 391-9001 or completing the contact form on our website. Our team has over 45 years of legal experience, and we also carry accolades from outlets such as Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, so you can trust us to bring you outstanding results.

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