Airbags are the cushions between us and the crushing impact of a car’s windshield. We put our trust in our cars’ ability to deploy airbags when colliding with another motor vehicle. In today’s world, technology is so advanced that the automobile industry should have no trouble designing and manufacturing airbags without causing harm to customers. Unfortunately, airbags have been failing quite frequently in the past year. In fact, the number of defects resulting in recalls has reached a record high in 2013.
Our Miami car defect lawyers have found that car manufacturers have recalled more than 6 million cars due to defective airbags. This astounding statistic reveals that there is a serious problem with airbags not working as they are intended. The defective quality of these airbags is that they have failed to deploy during car accidents, injuring thousands and killing one driver. While it is positive that car manufacturers have recalled the vehicles in an effort to fix the problem, it is still quite frightening to realize that airbags are failing their drivers so often. It is a scary thought that your car’s airbag might not deploy as it should upon impact in a car accident. Because of the airbag failure, it is even more important to drive safely so that there’s no need for an airbag to deploy.
Why Are The Airbags Failing?
While it would be logical to assume that technology would make airbags safer, the opposite is actually occurring. As technology has advanced, the manufacture of airbags has proved to be very complex to the point where airbags may not have caught up with our newest cars. Further, instead of car manufacturers designing and building their own airbags, a few companies have been specializing in the manufacture of airbags, thus selling them to various car manufacturers. This helps to streamline the process of having access to airbags, however, it also means that the same type of airbag is being used on all different types of car models. This fact supports a finding that the one-size-fits-all airbag is causing airbag failure, and subsequent injury and death to drivers. Perhaps we need to go back to the times when each car model had its own customized airbag.
Have You Been Injured By Airbag Failure?
If you have been in a car accident and your airbag has not deployed, you may have a cause of action against the car manufacturer in addition to the manufacturer of the airbag, if it is different from the car manufacturer. In the past, airbags have proven to be extremely effective in minimizing injury and preventing death in car accidents. Thus, when an airbag fails, the chances of serious injury or death are quite high. Lawsuits against manufacturers for product defects serve as both a way to compensate injured individuals for the harm they have suffered in addition to deterring car and airbag manufacturers from producing products that simply do not work as intended.
Clearly, there is a need for further safety testing, and precautionary measures need to be taken to ensure airbags are safe before they leave the factory. For there to be a record high recall just in the past year is a sign that the automobile industry is moving too quickly at the expense of driver safety. An attorney will assess the specific facts of your case to determine if you airbag contributed to, or was one hundred percent responsible for, the injuries you have suffered. Filing an appropriate lawsuit will send a message that car manufacturers must do much more to ensure the safety of their customers.
Contact Our South Florida Car Defect Attorneys Today To Schedule Your Free Consultation
The law firm of Greenberg Stone and Urbano employs Miami Car Defect Lawyers who have over 100 years of combined experience in advocating for their clients who have suffered injuries due to defective automobiles. Our skilled attorneys have been named “Superlawyers,” a title associated with being among the best lawyers in America. Our Miami Car Defect Lawyers have also earned a rating of “AV” by Martindale Hubbell and have been voted “South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers” by the Miami Herald. They have also been invited to be members of Primerus, an international society of leading law firms. Call Greenberg Stone and Urbano today to schedule your free consultation. One of our dedicated automobile defect lawyers will investigate and evaluate your potential personal injury claim. To learn more about your legal options, you can contact us through our website or call us at either (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400.