What Damage Can Be Caused by a Defective Airbag?

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In the event of a car crash, your airbag is supposed to protect you from any serious head injuries and the like. But if your airbag did not support you in this way, then you may have a legal case on your hands. Continue reading to learn what damage can be caused by a defective airbag and how one of the experienced Baltimore County car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Markey & Orsi can help you recover them.

What is considered to be a defective airbag?

When airbags do what they are supposed to do, they can make the difference between life and death. But when airbags fail, they can be extremely dangerous. With that being said, an airbag can fail in the following ways:

  • Your airbag does not deploy in the event of a crash, and you incur serious head injuries as a result.
  • Your airbag deploys at the wrong time in the event of a crash, and you incur serious head injuries as a result.
  • Your airbag deploys without a crash, and metal and plastic penetrate and injure you as a result.
  • Your airbag deploys without a crash, and you lose control of your vehicle as a result.

What damages can I recover after my defective airbag accident?

Manufacturers and federal agencies are supposed to monitor if airbag sensors are faulty or malfunctioning. So if they fail to notice and issue recalls before you are involved in your car accident, then you may be able to take legal action against them.

With your personal injury claim, you are likely looking to receive financial compensation to heal the injuries and damages that you wrongfully incurred. Examples of such damages that you can recover after your defective airbag accident include the following:

  • Economic damages:
    • Current and future medical bills from your injuries (i.e., hospitalization, surgeries, treatments, prescriptions, etc).
    • Current and future lost wages from your inability to return to work.
    • Repair bills for the damages to your car.
  • Non-economic damages:
    • Loss of consortium.
    • Loss of quality of life.
    • Mental and physical pain and suffering.

What deadline is in place for my car accident claim?

In addition to fulfilling the burden of proof for your claim, you must also file your claim within a certain timeframe. That is, the state of Maryland has a statute of limitations of about three years from the date of your accident. If you do not bring your claim forward on time, then you may be permanently barred from suing.

Do not miss out on your opportunity to recover your damages and achieve justice over the negligent party. Pick up the phone to retain our legal services today.

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