IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM HANDLES AIRBAG ACCIDENTS & INJURIES
"AIRBAGS ARE DESIGNED TO DEPLOY UPON IMPACT, SOMETIMES THEY DON'T, THEY SIMPLY DEPLOY."
- Did a defective airbag cause personal injury as a result of self-deployment?
- Do I have a Product Liability Claim if airbag was improperly installed by the car dealership?
- Can I sue an airbag manufacturer that installed a defective airbag in my vehicle?
- Can I hold the insurance company liable for injuries, damages, or losses from third party negligence when replacing an airbag?
- Are airbags really safe?
- Does Airbag software need to be updated regularly?
- What happens in the event of injuries sustained from an airbag deploying in a car accident?
- What kinds of injuries can a self-deployed airbag cause?
These are some of the Airbag and Accident related questions answered by the Perazzo Law Firm.
Airbag Deployment: When Safety Systems Fail
Airbags are designed to activate upon impact, but sometimes they malfunction, deploying unexpectedly. If a defective airbag has caused you personal injury due to self-deployment, you may have grounds for a product liability claim. Moreover, if your car dealership improperly installed an airbag, you may wonder if they can be held responsible. Can you sue an airbag manufacturer for installing a faulty airbag in your vehicle? Additionally, can your insurance company be held accountable for injuries, damages, or losses caused by third-party negligence during airbag replacement?
The Safety of Airbags
Are airbags as safe as they're supposed to be? Is it necessary to regularly update airbag software to ensure proper functioning? In the unfortunate event of airbag-induced injuries resulting from a car accident, what legal recourse is available? What types of injuries can a spontaneously deployed airbag cause? Here, we address these pressing questions concerning airbags and accidents.
Seeking Legal Assistance for Airbag-Related Injuries
If you're searching for the top accident lawyer in Miami to handle injuries resulting from an airbag-related incident, look no further than Jonathan Perazzo and the dedicated team at Perazzo Law Firm. In Miami and North Miami Beach, our personal injury attorneys are committed to providing exceptional legal representation for clients dealing with airbag accidents. Whether it's pursuing an insurance claim for personal injury, damage, or loss due to improper airbag deployment, faulty installation, or manufacturing defects, we're here to help.
Comprehensive Legal Support
At Perazzo Law Firm, our entire staff is devoted to serving clients who have suffered injuries in airbag-related accidents. We offer regular updates and address any concerns throughout the legal process until we secure a settlement that meets your needs and expectations.
THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM OFFERS FREE INITIAL CONSULTATIONS AND ZERO-OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS TO ITS CLIENTS SEEKING COMPENSATION FROM AN AIRBAG RELATED INCIDENT THAT LEADS TO INJURY, DAMAGE, OR LOSSES.
THE ROLE OF AIRBAGS IN VEHICLES
Ensuring Safety and Addressing Potential Risks
Jonathan Perazzo, the Miami car accident lawyer
from the Perazzo Law Firm, understands that airbags play a crucial role in safeguarding the lives of drivers and their passengers during car accidents. Vehicle manufacturers like Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep, GM, Toyota, Nissan, and Ford, have consistently incorporated airbags into their vehicle designs. However, these very manufacturers have had to recall millions of vehicles due to defective airbags over time. At Perazzo Law, our personal injury team in Miami and North Miami Beach acknowledges the proven effectiveness of airbags in reducing personal injury in the event of a collision that triggers their deployment. Nevertheless, there are situations where airbags can inadvertently cause harm. While they can save lives during high-speed collisions, they may also deploy due to manufacturing flaws or third-party negligence during airbag replacement, resulting in severe personal injuries like facial disfigurement, burns, broken noses, or jaws.
Injuries can extend to broken collarbones, spinal cord damage, and head trauma in young children and elderly passengers due to defective airbag deployment unrelated to a car accident. Regardless of the circumstances, airbag manufacturers, carmakers, airbag designers, dealerships, and insurance companies have a legal obligation to ensure airbags are safe and pose no risk of personal injury to the occupants of vehicles equipped with airbags. All drivers should be mindful of the risks associated with faulty airbags and consult their local dealers for maintenance to prevent accidents. Car rental agencies, too, must ensure that vehicles they rent have properly installed airbags.
WHEN SHOULD AN AIRBAG DEPLOY AND WHEN SHOULD IT NOT?
Understanding Airbag Deployment
In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo, the founder of the Perazzo Law Firm
, possesses extensive expertise in handling airbag-related accidents. He knows that airbags, depending on their placement in the vehicle, are designed to deploy based on the collision's severity and the vehicle's speed at the time of impact, whether with another vehicle, a light post, or a pedestrian. A correctly manufactured frontal airbag is intended to activate when the vehicle collides head-on with another object at a speed exceeding 15 mph.
While the primary objective of airbags is to minimize injury and save lives, their complex mechanism may not always function flawlessly. The force released during airbag deployment can lead to personal injuries in young children, including scrapes, burns, and potential breathing problems due to the chemicals emitted from the airbag.
Airbag deployment, occurring in about 30 milliseconds, exerts roughly 200 mph of nitrogen force onto a passenger's face, triggered by sensors activating chemical charges involved in the airbag inflation process. Sometimes, these sensors malfunction, resulting in accidents involving faulty airbags in Miami.
No airbag should deploy spontaneously. If it does, contact one of our Miami personal injury lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm's Miami or North Miami offices for a FREE initial consultation to explore the possibility of an insurance claim for compensation. Injuries resulting from airbag incidents can range from fractures, cuts, and bruises to broken shoulders or noses, which are considered permanent injuries. Perazzo Law is well aware of the far-reaching effects of permanent injuries on accident victims' lives.
An airbag-related incident can also lead to a broken shoulder or collarbone, necessitating surgical procedures, such as pins, casts, and rehabilitation. These injuries can significantly impact the quality of life and result in economic setbacks. The Perazzo Law Firm is dedicated to securing compensation for Airbag Accident victims and recovering damages from those responsible, operating on a "No WIN, no FEE" basis. In simple terms, if we don't obtain compensation for our clients, we won't charge any legal fees.
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN AIRBAG DEPLOYS
Motor vehicle operators and owners are not legally bound to have airbags replaced after they have been deployed. However, when they are replaced, they should be done so by authorized airbag dealers, insurance companies, or the vehicle’s manufacturer. Miami-Dade and Broward County motorists are urged to contact the Perazzo Law Firm in the event of an airbag deploying without due cause. If you were hurt, contact your insurance provider and the Perazzo Law Firm ONLINE
. An airbag incident can result in not only fractures and breaks, but also burns and cuts which can lead to permanent scarring on the face or neck areas. Scars on the face can be very traumatic and negatively effect the quality of the airbag accident victim's life. Apart from scars on the face or neck, an airbag incident that leads to injury can provoke damage to the victim's eyes, which can perhaps cause temporary or permanent loss of vision. Surgical procedures to repair an accident victims vision can be costly and very risky. Airbags can cause a variety of injuries to those that experience an airbag accident as a result of manufacturer or third-party negligence.
ARE AIRBAG RECALLS COMMON?
Yes, car manufacturers such as Toyota, GM, Nissan, Ford, etc., have had to recall millions of Takata Airbags with car manufacturer settlements in the billions of dollars worldwide. Nothing is perfects, airbags aren’t either. They sometimes explode when they shouldn’t, and they sometimes don’t when they should. Any vehicle that has a safety issue or situation involving the airbag or airbags in their car or cars, should contact their local dealer or insurance provider. Mechanics should not be meddling with airbags unless they are authorized by the car dealership or manufacturer. Recalls have swept through Miami-Dade cities such as; Hialeah, Homestead, Miami, and throughout out Broward County as well (see Cities We Serve
WHAT TO DO IF YOU OR A PASSENGER SUFFERS PERSONAL INJURY DUE TO A DEFECTIVE AIRBAG...
Immediate Action is Crucial
If you or a passenger experiences personal injury due to a faulty airbag, it's essential to take prompt and necessary steps to address the situation:
Seek Medical Attention: If there are injuries that require medical assistance, prioritize getting the necessary treatment.
Document the Scene: Whenever possible, take photographs of the deployed airbag and gather eyewitness accounts, especially in cases involving other vehicles or pedestrians.
Report the Accident: Notify the appropriate authorities about the accident. Reporting accidents is a recommended practice.
Contact the Manufacturer: If the airbag self-deploys, get in touch with the vehicle dealer or the manufacturer's customer service department. Do not have the airbag repaired or replaced by anyone until you've spoken with your insurance provider or one of our professional personal injury staff at the Perazzo Law Firm online.
COMMON INJURIES IN AIRBAG-RELATED ACCIDENTS
Understanding the Consequences of Airbag Deployments
Airbags have become a standard safety feature in modern vehicles. Most passenger vehicles include at least two airbags, while larger vehicles like SUVs and trucks may have more, with some housing up to five airbags. These airbags can be situated in various positions, including the front, rear, and side panels.
In the event of simultaneous deployment, whether due to impact or product defects such as manufacturing flaws or software glitches, airbags can have a severe physical impact on drivers and passengers. Airbag-related accidents in Miami often lead to injuries affecting the face, head, neck, shoulders, chest, hips, legs, and feet. The force of an airbag striking a passenger's face can result in significant, permanent injuries and life-altering effects.
WHAT CAUSES AN AIRBAG TO SELF-DEPLOY?
The Role of Software in Airbag Deployment
Modern airbags differ significantly from their early counterparts. They are constructed with different materials and incorporate computer technology driven by software to control deployment among multiple airbags within a vehicle. While not very common, self-deployment accidents resulting from faulty, outdated, or malfunctioning airbag software have been reported and may happen in the future.
For instance, in 2015, Fiat-Chrysler recalled over 62,000 2014-15 Jeep Cherokee SUVs to update their airbag deployment software. The recall came after reports of self-deploying airbags. The company attributed these incidents to rough terrain. GM also recalled over 4 million vehicles in September 2016 due to faulty frontal airbag software. Defective airbags that self-deploy can cause serious personal injuries, including broken noses, jaws, facial injuries, cuts, bruises, lacerations, and harm to the limbs.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE SUFFERED AIRBAG-RELATED PERSONAL INJURY...
Legal Support for Faulty Airbag Claims
If you, a family member, loved one, or a passenger of rideshare services like Uber or Lyft has experienced personal injury due to an unjustifiable airbag deployment, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to take the following steps:
Contact Us: Reach out to our Miami or North Miami office online to consult with one of our expert personal injury attorneys regarding your faulty airbag claim in Miami-Dade or Broward County.
FREE Initial Consultations: We offer free initial consultations, and there are no out-of-pocket fees for personal injury clients seeking compensation or filing insurance claims for injuries, damages, or losses resulting from airbag-related incidents and accidents.
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