When a motor vehicle accident occurs, we expect the seat belts and air bags equipped in the car to help protect us from sustaining serious injuries. Unfortunately, in some accidents, the very form of safety device that was designed to keep us safe is the main culprit of the serious injury. Air bag malfunction accounts for a significant number of car accident injuries in New York each year.
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., our legal team has the necessary experience and knowledge in successfully handling product liability cases involving air bag malfunction. We take pride in assisting our clients obtain just compensation for serious injuries and property damage caused by air bag malfunction, seat belt malfunction, and any other injuries involving product liability for parts in a vehicle.
Recovering compensation for a defective auto part is a complicated process that demands the assistance of an experienced New York air bag malfunction lawyer. Your attorney will need to prove that the part was defective and the defect in question resulted in your injuries or failed to prevent the injuries.
The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. has successfully recovered compensation for numerous clients suffering serious injuries from defective air bags. More than 30 years of knowledge and expertise in handling such cases enables us to prove exactly what went wrong and how and why the automobile manufacturer should be held responsible.
Air bags are an important safety device in motor vehicles. Almost every car manufactured today is equipped with airbags. Airbags are often installed in different parts of the car and designed to provide protection to different parts of the body. For example, front airbags are meant to keep drivers and passengers from hitting their heads on the dashboard, steering wheel or windshield during an accident. Side airbags aim to keep passengers inside the motor vehicle in an accident that results in the vehicle rolling over or during a side-impact collision.
However, despite these promises, airbags don’t always function properly, resulting in serious injuries to motorists and their passengers. Moreover, even if an airbag properly functions in the event of a collision, the instantaneous and very forceful manner in which it deploys can seriously injure the passengers and driver. Some common air bag injuries include:
In addition to causing serious injuries, a defective air bag design can also complicate rescue efforts in the event of a crash, posing serious risk to both the victim and the rescue workers. Moreover, air bags are especially dangerous to young children and individuals shorter than 5’2”. This is why it is important for young children not to sit in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with dual front air bags.
Regardless of what type of injury you suffered as a result of a defective airbag, the airbag malfunction lawyers at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are dedicated to helping you protect your rights and holding the responsible parties accountable for your injuries.
Companies and manufactures do not generally intend to produce defective products that put consumers in potential danger. Nevertheless defects and malfunctions do happen, causing serious injuries to innocent victims. If you were injured as a result of a defective or malfunctioning airbag, you may be able to file a products liability lawsuit to recover for your injuries.
There are three main types of defects under which you can hold the defendant liable for your airbag malfunction injuries:
Our attorneys will investigate the specific facts of your case to determine if the defect that caused your injuries occurred on any of these levels as a result of the negligence of the company.
If you or someone you know has suffered serious injuries due to a malfunctioning air bag, you need to hire a New York product liability lawyer who has the necessary knowledge and experience in successfully handling your case and getting you the just compensation that you deserve.
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we provide our clients with the legal assistance they need and deserve against car manufacturers to ensure that they receive the compensation they are entitled to. Huge insurance companies have attorneys fighting their cases. You deserve the same representation to get you the compensation you deserve.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to a defective air bag in the event of an accident, you need to hire an experienced New York air bag malfunction lawyer to protect your legal rights and get you the compensation that you deserve.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.