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Airbag Accident Lawyer Bloomington IL

Airbag Accident Lawyer Bloomington IL

Airbag Accident Lawyer Bloomington IL

   

Has a malfunctioning airbag left you injured and looking for an airbag accident lawyer Bloomington IL motorists trust and have come to rely on? If so, you are certainly not alone. Airbags are one of the most important safety features ever to be included in the automobile, yet they are also inherently dangerous. To add to this safety challenge, in recent years, faulty and dangerous airbags manufactured by a single company have led to perhaps the largest auto recall in history. 

If you’ve been injured by an airbag – whether it was manufactured by Takata or not – please schedule a consultation with a car accident lawyer Bloomington, IL residents trust. The team at Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols is experienced, compassionate, and will advocate on behalf of your interests with dedication and focus. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin building a strong case on your behalf.

The Takata Recall

It’s hard to discuss airbags without thinking of the scandal involving Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata Corp. Tens of millions of vehicles from 19 automakers have been recalled for dangerous and sometimes fatal problems with their airbags, which were supplied by Takata.

At issue specifically are the airbag inflators included in each airbag. The inflator is a small metal cartridge containing a propellant. In the event of a crash, the inflator is activated and fills the airbag in a fraction of a second in order to protect the vehicle occupant from crash forces.

When working correctly and as designed, air bags can save lives and greatly reduce the severity of injuries sustained in a crash. Unfortunately, Takata airbag inflators have been shown to inflate with too much force, causing the metal cartridge to explode and sending shards of shrapnel into the cabin of the vehicle.

These faulty inflators have caused at least 24 deaths worldwide (16 of which were in the United States) and hundreds of injuries.

Other Airbag Problems

The Takata scandal is currently the most widespread airbag issue plaguing motorists, but it is certainly not the only one. Sadly, car owners and passengers are injured or killed regularly by malfunctioning airbags, and these stories rarely make the news.

The biggest “run of the mill” problem with airbags is deployment issues. In order to work effectively, airbags must deploy at exactly the right time and the right speed when triggered by the crash sensor in the car. Here’s why:

  •         Airbags that don’t deploy at all can be fatal
  •         Airbags that deploy even the tiniest bit late can lead the occupant to experience greater crash forces and/or get severely injured by the airbag itself (because their head is too close when it deploys)
  •         Airbags that deploy too early can be ineffective because, by design, airbags deflate very quickly after deploying

The most common reason for deployment problems is an issue with the vehicle’s crash sensor. Unfortunately, drivers almost never know there is a problem until a crash actually occurs, which is often too late.

Have You Been Severely Injured by a Faulty Airbag?

Our firm proudly represents victims of automotive product liability, including those injured by problems with their airbags. If you want to learn more about your rights and legal options as the victim of a faulty airbag, contact us to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Bloomington, IL airbag accident lawyer at our firm today; we look forward to speaking with you.

 

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