Did an Airbag Fail to Deploy or Cause an Injury?
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and is now suffering from injuries due to airbag deployment (or a failure to deploy), you can work with a lawyer from our firm to recover compensation.
With our team on your side, you could secure financial recovery for your medical bills and other related damages. We also work on a contingency-fee basis. In this arrangement, you could partner with our team at no upfront cost to you. We only ask for our attorney’s fees if we win your case.
How much does it Cost to Hire an Airbag Injury Lawyer in Florida?
It costs you nothing upfront or out of pocket to work with our team. We work on what is called a “contingency-fee basis.” In this arrangement, you only pay our attorney’s fees if we win your case. Furthermore, we take payment for our help from your final settlement.
If we do not win your case, then you don’t owe us our attorney’s fees, and we don’t charge you for certain services, either.
How Long do You Have to Take Legal Action?
If your injuries were caused by a defective airbag, you could have a case against the product’s manufacturer. Florida’s statute of limitations says you could have anywhere from two to 12 years to file your case, according to Florida Statute § 95.11(3)(e).
You could have a shorter amount of time if you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit. According to Florida Statute § 95.11(4)(d), you typically have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file your civil case.
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Our law firm can evaluate your situation and determine how long you have to file your case. By contacting us in a timely manner, you can protect your right to financial recovery.
Damages You Can Recover Through a Claim or Lawsuit
Your airbag injury lawyer in Florida can help you seek financial recovery for the following damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills (both past, present, and future)
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Property damage costs (if applicable)
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral expenses
Depending on your situation, you could be eligible to recover other types of injury-related losses. We will use all applicable invoices, receipts, and documents to support your case’s total value.
How We Can Manage Your Product Liability Case
Our goal is to prove that because of a defective airbag, you were injured. In these cases, negligence is not an issue. Instead, we must prove that you were hurt due to the product in question.
To advance your case, we can:
- Gather evidence to support your side of the story
- Evaluate the cost of your accident-related damages
- Negotiate a settlement
- File your claim or lawsuit
- Consult with engineers and other relevant consultants on your behalf
- File your case within the appropriate deadlines
Filing a defective airbag claim means going up against a multi-million-dollar company and its legal team. With us on your side, however, we will handle all communications and work to resolve your case.
Types of Airbag Injuries You Could Have Suffered
Since 1966, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recalled over 66 million defective motor vehicle components––including airbags. When an airbag deploys improperly or not at all, this can lead to:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
Even when the airbag does deploy on time, it can cause injuries such as abrasions, serious eye trauma, burns, and asthma from chemical inhalation. In an airbag injury case, your attorney can pursue compensation from the auto manufacturer, the airbag inspector, and the airbag manufacturer.
Airbag Injuries Can Have Severe Consequences
Although a large percentage of these cases do not result in catastrophic injuries, there are some cases that have led to brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis. When an airbag deploys, it comes out of the dashboard at 100 miles per hour or more. In some cases, it is covered in chemicals that can enter the eyes and cause damage to an individual’s sight.
When the crash sensor is triggered, an igniter fills the airbag with gas at a rapid rate. The timing of the airbag is extremely important, and when the airbag timer is defective, the result can be serious injuries or death.
Our Team of Airbag Injury Lawyers in Florida is Ready to help You
At Distasio Law Firm, we have recovered millions of dollars for our personal injury clients. Scott Distasio, our founding partner, is a Board-Certified Trial Lawyer and has an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
We continue to assist those in Florida with car accident injuries, and our firm has extensive experience with product liability cases, including injuries from airbag deployment. To discuss your case with our team, call now.