Boca Raton, FL, USA, 01/17/2018 /SubmitPressRelease123/
Boca Raton personal injury lawyer, Joe Osborne, says that if your airbag doesn’t deploy during a car accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the manufacturer for product liability. Here he explains drivers’ rights and discusses the importance of hiring a personal injury attorney to determine whether a product liability suit could be successful for a situation involving a defective airbag.
Manufacturer Statements on Airbag Deployment
While car manufacturers make written statements about how airbags are supposed to work on every vehicle, they often use legal language to protect themselves should the devices not work properly. They lead car owners to believe that airbags will properly deploy if they are involved in a serious car crash. However, they rarely make guarantees regarding when an airbag will deploy. In other words, it’s unlikely that you will see language that states, “if you are involved in an accident while moving at more than 15 mph, your airbag will deploy.”
Finding Experts to Prove Your Product Liability Case
If you have been in a car accident and your airbag didn’t work, your first priority should be to find an attorney who is experienced with product liability cases. An attorney will be able to evaluate your situation and all relevant records related to your accident including police reports and medical records that show the extent of injuries you sustained. Additionally, your lawyer will review all information that the car manufacturer provides relating to the effectiveness of its airbag system.
Your attorney may consult with an expert witness (for example, an automotive engineer) to help determine if your airbag should have deployed in your specific situation. If the expert witness is able to testify that your airbag should have deployed, based on the details of your accident, then your product liability case will be strengthened.
Florida Product Liability Attorney Joe Osborne Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in which your airbags did not deploy, product liability lawyer, Joe Osborne, can help you with your claim. Because car manufacturers have the ability to protect themselves with vast legal teams, you need an experienced attorney like Joe Osborne in your corner. Make sure that your rights are protected, and contact his law office today at (561) 293-2600, for help with your product liability case.