If you’re like many Americans, you use your car every day. Maybe you use it to get to work. Maybe you drive your young children to school. Whatever your destination, you get into your car with the expectation that you and your family will arrive there safely. We put our trust in auto manufacturers as well as in safety features like airbags, seatbelts, and brakes. Most of the time, those safety features successfully keep us safe. When safety features are defective, however, the results can be disastrous.
When airbags work properly, they inflate during a crash. This slows down the speed at which drivers and passengers are flung forward, and it prevents them from hitting their heads on the dashboard. Functional airbags are an incredibly useful tool for safety and frequently save lives. Unfortunately, defective airbags are a common problem. A recent major airbag recall affected millions of cars in the United States. The airbags in question did not function properly. During a crash, some defective airbags flung metal shrapnel into passengers’ faces. The result was preventable injury, even death.
If you or a loved one were injured due to a defective airbag, you may be still be struggling. Medical bills might be piling up, and the aftermath of the crash may leave you unable to resume your regular work schedule. Fortunately, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries. Although a financial settlement cannot make up for the damage done to you, your property, or your family, it can help pay for medical bills or make up for lost wages.
When massive auto part manufacturers knowingly sell defective safety products, the whole country suffers. Holding these manufacturers responsible for their actions is an important way to help prevent others from suffering because of defective products.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe in the importance of auto safety. We will help you explore the best possible options for your case, possibly including financial compensation. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective airbag, we understand why you are seeking justice — and we can help you achieve it.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss defective airbags and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.