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Airbag Injuries

Airbag InjuriesAirbags are designed to prevent occupants in vehicles from head injuries and other trauma

to their bodies in the event of a car crash. However, sometimes airbags do more harm than good. Airbags that do not deploy when they are supposed to or deploy when they are supposed to can sometimes cause severe injuries.

If you were hurt by an airbag injury, an experienced New York car accident lawyer from Oresky & Associates, PLLC, can help. We will fight for the compensation you deserve. We provide a free and confidential consultation, so there is no risk in learning more about your legal rights and options. Reach out to us today in Queens, NY, to learn more.

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC, Can Help If You Were Injured by an Airbag in Queens

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC, Can Help If You Were Injured By An Airbag In Queens

With over 30 years of experience, our Queens car accident lawyers understand

the complexity of cases involving defective airbags and other components. We

have successfully recovered more than $400 million on behalf of our deserving clients. We are passionate about helping individuals who have been harmed by other people’s negligence. We can help with your claim by:

  • Investigating your claim
  • Gathering strong evidence
  • Identifying all parties responsible for your injuries
  • Reviewing all applicable insurance policies
  • Filing insurance claims on your behalf
  • Negotiating a fair settlement on your behalf
  • Advising you of your legal rights and options

Contact us today in Queens, New York, for a completely free, no-obligation case evaluation.

How Common Are Airbag Injuries?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), frontal airbags caused the death of approximately 290 people between 1990 and 2008. The IIHS says that airbags that are properly functioning rarely cause injuries today. However, defective airbags like the Takata airbags can cause serious injuries. These notorious airbags killed at least 23 people and injured hundreds more.

Common Injuries Stemming from Airbags in Queens

Due to their location in the vehicle, airbags tend to cause injuries to the upper portion of the body. Common injuries stemming from airbags include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Injuries to the chest, lungs, or respiratory system
  • Trauma to the ears or hearing loss
  • Burn injuries
  • Abrasions and lacerations
  • Fractures to the face, skull, ribs, arms, wrists, or hands
  • Facial injuries, including scarring and permanent disfigurement
  • Scarring, permanent disfigurement, and burns
  • Internal organ damage

These injuries can cause significant medical expenses and financial losses. The party responsible for your injuries may be held financially liable for these losses. Your main priority following an accident should be to seek immediate medical treatment.

Liability for Airbag Injuries in Queens, NY

The following parties may be responsible for airbag injuries:

  • Airbag manufacturer – The airbag manufacturer may be responsible for injuries that stem from defective designs, defects that occur during the manufacturing process, or the failure to provide adequate instructions or warnings.
  • Car manufacturer – The car manufacturer can sometimes be held responsible for the defective components that make up the vehicle.
  • Repair company – If an airbag had to be replaced after deployment or a recall necessitated a replacement, the company that makes a bad repair or replacement may be responsible for your damages.
  • Installer – If a third party installed the airbag and made mistakes during the installation process, they may be responsible for your resulting injuries.

Damages stemming from airbag injuries can be extensive, but an experienced lawyer can help you pursue fair recovery following your accident.

Potential Damages Caused by a Defective Product in New York City

In a defective product claim, you can seek compensation for all of the medical expenses that stem from your injuries, including:

  • Hospital stays
  • Emergency treatment and transportation
  • Surgical costs
  • Rehabilitation
  • Prescription medication
  • Follow-up care
  • Specialist visits
  • Anticipated future medical expenses

You can also recover compensation for other economic damages you suffer, such as:

New York tort law also gives you the right to recover compensation for the non-economic losses you experienced, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring or permanent disfigurement

An experienced personal injury lawyer can give you a better idea about the potential value of your claim.

Contact Our Queens Car Accident Injury Lawyers for a Free Case Review

If you were injured by a defective airbag, contact us at (718) 993-9999 the Queens car accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC, are here to help. We want to use our more than three decades of legal experience to help you seek the compensation you deserve after being injured by a defective airbag.

Your initial case consultation is free. Because we work on a contingency-fee basis, you will not owe us any money for our attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your case. Reach out today for more information or to begin establishing an attorney-client relationship.

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