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Defective Airbags

Defective Airbags

Did Your Airbag Fail To Deploy As Intended?

With each new commercial and advertisement, car manufacturers constantly extol the safety features of their vehicles, citing numerous awards and star ratings that indicate their product will keep you and your family safe in the event of a crash. The improvements to safety devices and features have, in fact, dramatically increased our safety on the road – changes to the way cars bodies are constructed, seatbelts, airbags, etc. – but even the smallest manufacturing and / or equipment error can render these safety features useless, or even dangerous in their own way.

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Our Tampa car accident lawyers at Givens Givens Sparks have worked tirelessly to ensure that victims who were seriously injured in a car crash have the knowledgeable legal representation they require. Through their efforts, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We expect our airbags to help keep us safe if we’re ever involved in a car crash, but sometimes they fail to work as intended. If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a crash, contact us today to discuss your case with a member of our firm.

What Can Cause An Airbag To Fail?

There are a number of sensors that control the airbags in your vehicle. When triggered, they activate a series of components that signal the airbag to begin the rapid expansion of the cushion itself. Unfortunately, manufacturing errors can cause these systems to catastrophically fail, as shown in the ongoing Takata airbag recall. In these airbags, the explosive component that provides the necessary force to inflate the airbags in time to cushion a vehicle’s occupants during a crash has been shown to be at risk of blasting a spray of metal shrapnel throughout the vehicle. The recall was first announced in 2013 and affected an estimated 14 million vehicles across the globe – that number is now closer to 100 million vehicles, with an estimated 70 million vehicles in the United States. Regulators expect that it will take years to completely fix this problem, and reports show that this is the single largest product recall in the country’s history.

Sometimes, the defect may prevent the airbag from deploying at all. General Motors announced a recall of nearly 4.3 million vehicles, 3.6 million of them in the United States, in September of 2016 after they became aware of a software defect that could cause their vehicle’s sensing and diagnostic module – the computer that controls the airbag’s deployment – to go into test mode. While in test mode, the airbags may not deploy in a crash, and the seatbelts may fail to work as well.

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When your airbag fails to work as intended, it can easily lead to serious injuries, or worse. If you were seriously injured in a car crash and believe an automotive defect may have been to blame, contact our Tampa car accident attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks. We have spent years representing clients throughout Florida, and have successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Fill out our online form to request a free case evaluation, or give us a call at (813) 375-0109 to talk to a member of our firm today.

The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?

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That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.

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