Products Liability: Defective Airbags

We are living in an age of modern technological convenience. We can have whatever we want whenever we want, and we often take those conveniences for granted. We expect things to work properly and do not often think about what could possibly go wrong until it does. Motor vehicles accidents occur in West Virginia and throughout the United States on a daily basis. These accidents result in hundreds of thousands of injuries and fatalities each year. The chance of injury is increased when the products and technologies intended to protect our safety malfunction. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident in the state of West Virginia, contact Colombo Law today.

What are Products Liability Claims?

Products liability claims arise when a product does not function as intended. These malfunctions typically cause significant injuries to unsuspecting users. There are several reasons why a personal injury claim can arise including manufacturing defects, design defects, and marketing defects. Generally speaking, defective airbags will likely lead to a product liability claim due to a manufacturing defect or design defect. The facts and circumstances of each case will determine the type of products liability claim that must be filed.

Defective Airbags: Compensation for Your Injuries

In many cases, when an airbag malfunctions it causes significant injuries to motorists and their passengers. Some common reasons defective airbags cause injuries to victims include:

  • Failing to deploy;
  • Deploying at the wrong time;
  • Some airbags deploying while others fail to deploy;

The main purpose of airbags deploying at the time of an accident is to protect individuals from additional injuries and reduce the risk of fatalities. Studies have proven the effectiveness of airbags. However, when an airbag malfunctions, the danger associated with the accident is increased. The danger increases not only because the risk of injury increases, but also because significant injury can occur when an airbag deploys at the wrong time.

If you have been in a car accident or incident in the state of West Virginia and your airbags failed to deploy, you need an experienced attorney at Colombo Law to help represent your interest. Our attorneys are committed to help you and your loved one to obtain fair compensation for your injuries.

About Colombo Law

Colombo Law firm is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. Our attorneys are highly experienced personal injury lawyers who successfully handle hundreds of personal injury claims each year, obtaining justice and monetary relief for our clients.

Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, Monongalia, Marian, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, contact Colombo Law today for a risk-free initial consultation to get you or your loved one the assistance that is deserved.


by Colombo Law
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