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Airbag Injuries in Los Angeles, CA

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Airbag Injuries Lawyer in Los Angeles, CA

Were you injured by an airbag during a vehicle accident in Los Angeles, CA? Airbags are known to save lives, but they can also cause injuries. If you were hurt in a car accident, you could be entitled to compensation – even if you were injured by a safety feature such as an airbag.

M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers is a trusted Los Angeles, California law firm with a track record of success and a reputation for outstanding client service. Since 2013, we’ve recovered over $400 million in life-changing financial awards for accident victims and their families.

If you’ve sustained airbag injuries in Los Angeles, contact us here or call at (877) 300-4535 today for your free consultation. There’s no risk and no obligation, so call now.

How M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Airbag Injury in Los Angeles

How M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Airbag Injury in Los Angeles

Car accidents can be traumatizing and cause long-lasting injuries. Our compassionate Los Angeles car crash lawyers understand what you’re going through and are ready to help you get back on your feet. 

Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are some of the best in the nation—National Trial Lawyers has recognized members of our legal team as among the top 100 trial lawyers and top 40 under 40 trial lawyers in the country. 

When you hire M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, we will:

  • Conduct a thorough investigation into your accident to determine all possible contributing causes, including analyzing all safety information about the airbags in your vehicle
  • Collect evidence to support your case
  • Hire experts to explain the technical aspects of your airbag injuries to a jury
  • Handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies
  • Send an award-winning trial attorney to fight for you in court, if necessary

We’re completely dedicated to our clients. We know your future is in our hands, and we take that responsibility seriously. We can get started fighting for you today—all you have to do is call.

Overview of Airbags

Airbags are a safety feature that helps protect vehicle occupants against secondary impact inside the car during an accident. Airbags are essentially deflated balloons designed to inflate upon impact or rapid deceleration. They’re stored in the steering wheel, on the dash, or in the interior side panels of vehicles.

There’s no doubt about it—airbags save lives. Statistics and studies show that frontal airbags reduce driver fatalities by 29% in frontal crashes. Side airbags with head protection reduce the death rate of drivers in side-impact crashes by 37% (and 52% for SUV drivers).

How Do Airbags Cause Injuries?

Airbags aren’t without flaws. To be effective, they have to inflate fast enough to stop the forward motion of your body in a crash. But that means that airbags can inflate at a speed of up to 200 mph. Sometimes, the force or timing of airbag deployment can cause injuries when the airbag comes in contact with the victim.

Unsecured objects in the vehicle may get caught between a vehicle occupant and the airbag when it deploys. Even seemingly harmless items can cause bruises, cuts, or broken bones when they contact the body propelled by the force of the airbag. Sharp objects can become deadly daggers that can pierce vital organs.

Defective airbags are in another category altogether. They cause harm because they don’t work as designed. The Takata airbags in millions of consumer vehicles were recalled because they could explode when deployed.

What Are Common Airbag Injuries?

Thanks to improvements in airbag technology, severe airbag injuries are relatively rare. However, serious injury or death from airbags is still possible.

Some of the most common airbag injuries and seatbelt injuries include:

  • Head and neck injuries
  • Sprains
  • Contusions and lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Facial trauma
  • Eye socket fractures
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns
  • Abrasions 
  • Hearing loss

Airbags can be particularly dangerous for children under age 13. A rear-facing car seat should never be in the front seat. Even in a low-speed crash, the airbag can hit the back of the car seat with extreme force, causing traumatic brain injuries or death. The safest place for young children is in the back seat.

Who Is Liable for Airbag Injuries in Los Angeles?

Who is liable for your airbag injuries will depend on how your airbag injury occurred. If your airbag operated as designed, it’s likely that whoever is at fault for the accident itself will also be liable for your airbag injuries.

However, if your airbag was defective, the airbag manufacturer may be held responsible in a product liability case.

Parties who could be held liable in an airbag injury lawsuit include:

  • The driver of another vehicle
  • Airbag manufacturer
  • Car manufacturer
  • Maintenance company
  • Government agency

If you were involved in an accident and the airbag was defective, your case will probably be complex. We’ve handled countless cases involving product defects and vehicle crashes of all kinds—from multi-car accidents to single-vehicle rollovers to trucking accidents. We’ve seen it all. Our Los Angeles car accident lawyers know how to get to work and get you the maximum award available.

If you’ve suffered airbag injuries in Los Angeles, CA after being involved in a car accident, we can help. The Los Angeles car accident attorneys at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers are some of the top litigators in the country. We have over 100 years of combined experience to put behind your case.

We handle all car accident cases including:

Call today to get us on your side. Initial consultations are always free, and you don’t owe us a dime unless we win.

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