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Who Is Liable for Airbag Injuries?

Airbags are designed to be lifesavers, cushioning the blow during a vehicle collision. However, when they fail to work as intended, they can cause severe injuries or even fatalities. At The Horwitz Law Group, we understand the physical, emotional and financial toll these injuries can take on you and your family. We’re here to help you determine liability in your case so you can pursue the compensation you deserve after an airbag injury. 

The Severity of Airbag Injuries

Airbag injuries can range from minor bruises to catastrophic outcomes such as brain hemorrhages, paralysis and even death. These injuries often occur due to airbags deploying too aggressively, not deploying at all or deploying improperly. The root of these malfunctions frequently lies in defective airbag sensors or their incorrect placement, leading to untimely or insufficient deployment.

It’s critical to recognize that airbag injuries can exacerbate the trauma suffered in an accident, turning what could have been a survivable crash into a life-altering event. Our firm has seen firsthand the devastating impact these injuries can have on individuals and their families.

Liability in Airbag Injuries

Manufacturer Responsibility

In many instances, the manufacturer of the vehicle or the airbag system may be liable for injuries sustained. If an airbag’s failure to deploy correctly can be traced back to a defect in its design or manufacturing, the manufacturer could be held responsible. Pursuing a lawsuit against a manufacturer requires demonstrating that the airbag was indeed defective and that this defect directly caused the injury. This process often involves complex legal and technical analyses, making it imperative to have experienced attorneys by your side.

Other Driver’s Role

However, liability doesn’t always lie solely with the manufacturer. In certain situations, another driver’s negligence can either cause an accident that leads to airbag deployment or exacerbate the injuries sustained from an airbag. For example, if a driver’s reckless behavior leads to a collision that triggers an airbag injury, they could be held accountable. In Illinois, an at-fault state, victims of airbag injuries in crashes can pursue compensation from the driver who caused the collision, whether you were the driver injured by a negligent driver or a passenger.

What Damages Can You Recover?

The extent of recoverable damages in an airbag injury lawsuit is determined by several factors, including:

  • Severity of Injuries: We collaborate with medical professionals to assess the long-term impacts of your injuries.
  • Economic Losses: This covers medical expenses, lost wages and other related costs caused by your airbag injuries.
  • Non-Economic Damages: It’s possible to receive compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life.

Seek Compensation Alongside an Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered from an airbag injury, don’t navigate this challenging time alone. The Horwitz Law Group is here to help you secure the compensation you rightfully deserve. Our team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of those injured due to someone else’s negligence or a manufacturer’s oversight.

Contact us today to learn how we can make a difference in your case. Together, we can strive for the justice and compensation you need to move forward from this traumatic experience.



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