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Airbag Injuries

New York City Airbag Injury LawyerAirbags are intended to help reduce injuries in a car accident. However, airbags sometimes cause severe injuries during a crash. Our experienced New York City airbag injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers fights to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for an airbag injury.

With over 25 years of experience, our New York City personal injury lawyer understands the complexities of cases involving defective products. If you sustained an airbag injury in New York City, NY, we can help.

It does not cost you anything to speak with a New York City personal injury attorney about your case. Call our law firm at (212) 564-2800 to schedule your free case review.

How Our New York City Car Accident Lawyer Can Help if You’ve Been Injured by an Airbag

The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers has recovered millions of dollars for auto accident victims throughout New York City.

Our legal team aggressively pursues maximum compensation for our clients. We believe that you deserve to be fully compensated for the pain, suffering, and financial losses caused by a negligent party.

When you hire our NYC car accident lawyer, you can expect us to:

  • Handle all aspects of your claim so you can focus on your recovery
  • Conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence proving fault and liability
  • Identify all parties responsible for your injuries
  • File all insurance claims and negotiate fair settlements
  • Monitor deadlines and document damages
  • Take all available steps to protect your best interests throughout the case
  • Aggressively fight to hold parties liable for the pain and suffering they caused you

Our NYC car accident lawyer holds the distinction of being a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is also a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers.

Let our personal injury attorney in New York City, New York fight for your right to fair and just compensation for an airbag injury. Put our knowledge, experience, skills, and resources to work for you. Call now to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case.

How Common Are Airbag Injuries?

According to the IIHS, there were more than 290 fatalities caused by frontal airbags between 1990 and 2008. Additionally, airbags can cause injuries when they inflate during a collision. The IIHS reports that airbag injuries from properly functioning airbags are rare today.

However, defective airbags continue to cause severe injuries and deaths in car accidents. One of the largest airbag recalls involves Takata airbags. The airbags have been associated with more than 15 confirmed deaths and hundreds of serious injuries.

Overview of Airbag Injuries

Airbags are safety devices installed in motor vehicles to reduce the risk of severe injury or death in a collision. Frontal airbags are the most common type of airbag. However, some vehicles are equipped with curtain shield airbags, side curtain airbags, center airbags, rear knee airbags, side-impact airbags.

The NHTSA reports that frontal airbags saved over 50,400 lives between 1987 and 2017. Unfortunately, airbags also cause injuries and deaths.

What Causes Airbag Injuries?

What Causes Airbag Injuries?Many of the injuries caused by airbags result from defective products or negligent installation of the airbags. However, an airbag that functions correctly can cause injuries due to the force created by the airbag’s inflation during a crash.

Some of the common causes of airbag injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Failing to wear seat belts
  • Children sitting in the front seats
  • Spontaneous inflation
  • Delayed deployment during a collision
  • Defectively designed airbags
  • Improper wiring during installation
  • Defective sensors, electrical components, or modules
  • Improperly installed airbags

An extensive investigation is required to determine how the airbag caused the injury. It may be necessary to hire experts to examine the airbag and the vehicle to determine why the airbag failed to deploy correctly or safely.

What Are Common Injuries Caused by Airbags?

What Are Common Injuries Caused by Airbags?The deployment of an airbag can cause numerous injuries. The airbag design, the rate of deployment, and the chemicals used in the airbag can be factors in causing airbag injuries.

Common airbag injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Facial injuries
  • Abrasions and lacerations
  • Hearing loss and other trauma to the inner and middle ear
  • Eye injuries and vision loss
  • Burns
  • Fractures to the face, skull, ribs, arms, and wrists
  • Brain injuries, including concussions, bruising, swelling, and bleeding
  • Chest injuries
  • Internal bleeding and damage to internal organs
  • Injury to a fetus in pregnant women
  • Breathing problems

The injuries caused by airbags can result in significant damages, including financial losses, pain, suffering, and permanent impairments.

Who is Liable for Damages Caused by Airbag Injuries in NYC?

An airbag manufacturer, car company, or another party might be liable for damages caused by an airbag. Reasons, why a party might be liable for damages caused by airbag injuries, include but are not limited to:

  • Defect designs that make the airbag inherently dangerous
  • Failure to provide adequate instructions for use and warnings of the risk of injuries
  • Errors and mistakes made during installation of the airbag
  • Using low-quality or inferior materials during manufacturing
  • Mistakes or errors made during the manufacturing process

Consumers have the right to expect airbags to function correctly and be safe to use. When a party fails in the duty of care, that party can be financially liable for the damages caused by its negligence and wrongdoing.

Contact our NYC personal injury attorneys to discuss your legal rights and options. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to a defective airbag, you may have the right to file a product liability claim. We can help you seek full compensation for your injuries.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our New York Car Crash Lawyer

You deserve to be compensated for your injuries and damages caused by an airbag. Contact the  NYC personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers, to discuss your airbag injury case. We can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and suffering. Your appointment is free of charge, so there is no reason to delay in seeking legal advice to protect your best interests.

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