Florida’s Premier Auto Defect Attorneys
Defective airbags continue to be a growing concern for motorists as more and more news stories arise regarding these hazardous car parts. In some instances, a malfunctioning airbag will not deploy during an accident; in other cases, a defective airbag will explode without any impact, sending dangerous shrapnel towards the driver and passengers. In all incidents, it is grounds for an auto product liability lawsuit.
At Morelli Alters, LLP, our Florida auto defect attorneys have more than 35 years of legal and trial experience representing those who have been wrongfully harmed by their automobiles. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident and suffered an injury due to the egregious negligence of an automaker, call our firm at to schedule an initial consultation. Depending on the circumstances of your accident or incident, it could be possible for our team to help you recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Lost wages and reduced earning potential
- Emotional or mental pain
Injuries Caused by Defective Airbags
The entire purpose of an airbag is to prevent grievous harm from happening to the driver and their passenger. When an airbag fails to deploy or does so randomly and violently, it does the exact opposite of its intended purpose. In even a slow speed collision, serious harm may come to a motorist if the airbag fails.
Injuries frequently reported in defective airbag cases include:
- Lacerations and disfigurement
- Broken bones
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
In numerous occurrences, defective airbags have actually contributed to fatal car accidents. A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by the surviving family members to help pay for funeral and burial expenses, as well as provide monies equal to the wages the decedent would have earned throughout their lifetime.
Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits
Out of all the dangerous airbag incidents in the news, Takata Corporation of Japan has arguably caused the most damage. An unstable substance was used in the manufacturing process of the airbags, which can cause them to explode without warning; more than a dozen deaths worldwide have been attributed directly to the sharp pieces of metal that burst outwards when a Takata airbag malfunctions. Due to the inherent dangers, millions of vehicles have already been recalled. A full list of affected vehicles has been comprised by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and can be found on SaferCar.gov.
You Can Trust Us With Your Injury Claim
Our Florida auto defect attorneys are always on the lookout for stories of dangerous car parts causing harm to innocent motorists. We believe that it is our duty to protect the rights of the wrongfully injured, and we believe we have succeeded throughout the years. Contact us today to tell us what has happened to you so we can tell you what to do next.