Defective Airbags Lead to Personal Injury

Miami Law Firm Representing Personal Injury Claims from Accidents Involving Faulty and Counterfeit Airbags.

MIAMI: A well-know airbag company, has had to recall its airbags as a result of a manufacturing defect that leads to the airbag exploding and causing serious personal injury or even death. Furthermore, the NHTSA has expressed concern regarding counterfeit airbags installed by car mechanics or replaced by dealerships following an accident in which  the airbag activates. On several occasions, insurance providers may be held liable for personal injury claims from faulty airbags as they sometimes recommend a car repair shop for their replacement after an accident causes the airbag to activate. Motorists are encouraged to avoid purchasing airbags online from popular commercial sites.Airbags are designed to save the lives of motorists in the event of an accident.

AIRBAG HISTORY IN A NUTSHELL

The history of airbags dates back to 1951, with the first ever airbag being patented in 1953 by an American inventor. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that GM launched the first commercially accepted airbags onto the market. During the late 80’s, the driver airbag gained popularity and was complemented by the passenger airbag in the early 90’s.  Today, modern, high-end vehicles offer side airbags, knee airbags, and many more interior airbag options. Since 2013, and according to statistic reports by The National Highway Traffic Agency (NHTSA), over 200 million cars in the USA come with frontal airbags, with close to 2800 lives saved in 2016.  Together with the seatbelt, which remains the most effective way to survive a violent collision, driving in all has become much safer. However, not all airbags are safe, and if improperly designed or installed, can result in sever personal injury to motorists and passengers. I.e. Takata Airbags, have had to recall its airbags as a result of a manufacturing defect that leads to the airbag exploding and causing serious personal injury or even death. Furthermore, the NHTSA has expressed concern regarding counterfeit airbags installed by car mechanics or replaced by dealerships following an accident which causes the airbag to activate. On several occasions, insurance providers may be held liable for personal injury claims from faulty airbags as they sometimes recommend a car repair shop for their replacement after an accident causes the airbag to activate. Motorists are encouraged to avoid purchasing airbags online from popular commercial sites. There are a number of recommendations available by the NHTSA when it comes to airbag safety, some of these include vehicles to be authorized to install an ON/OFF switch for specific reasons which may include, children, car seats, and passengers with medical conditions, stature, or reduced mobility.

If you, a family member or loved one has suffered Personal Injury or an Insurance Claim as a result of a faulty airbag, the Perazzo Law Firm encourages you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation.

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