Los Angeles Airbag Defect Lawyer
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The United States government issued a recall of approximately 40 million automobiles that were outfitted with defective airbags. This particular recall is the largest in American history. Sadly, the recall came too late for those individuals who suffered serious injuries due to malfunctioning airbags. The recall was too late for those people who were killed because airbags in their vehicles malfunctioned, as many an airbag defect lawyer will tell you.
Another stark reality is that, despite efforts to recall automobiles thought to contain defective airbags, the sweep will not get them all. In addition, each and every day, men, women, and children are injured because of the malfunction of airbags occurring because of design, manufacturing, or some other type of serious defect.
If you, or a loved one, has been injured because of a malfunctioning, defective airbag, you need to understand your essential legal rights. This includes your right to engage the services of a skilled, tenacious, dedicated airbag defect lawyer, like a member of the skilled legal team at The Doan Law Firm.
Responsible Parties in an Airbag Defect Injury Case
One of the challenging aspects of successfully pursuing an airbag defect injury case is identifying all of the parties responsible for the accident and resulting injuries. Of course, fingers immediately tend to point to the manufacturer, and that happens for good reason.
Odds are strong that the manufacturer of an airbag that malfunctions is at the heart of a defect associated with the product. The defect can occur in regard to the design of the device or in the manufacturing process itself. Both the design and manufacturing elements themselves raise the prospect that other parties may share in responsibility for a defective airbag.
In addition, when pursuing a claim or lawsuit associated with a defective airbag, the automobile retailer is also likely to be a party from whom you seek financial recovery. In the final analysis, a skilled, experienced airbag defect attorney understands the ins and outs of identifying all parties that appropriately must be held responsible for the injuries you sustained in an accident because of their negligence.
Compensation for Airbag Defect Injuries
Compensation potentially available to you in an airbag defect claim or lawsuit is contingent upon the specific facts and circumstances associated with your particular case.
With that said, in airbag malfunction injury cases, financial recovery oftentimes involves compensation for losses, injuries, and damages that include:
- medical expenses
- pain and suffering
- permanent physical damage or disability
- psychological damage
- lost wages
- property damage
Odds are considerable that you, or a loved one, sustained significant injuries as a result of a malfunctioning airbag. The overriding reality is that you may not have been injured at all had the airbag in the automobile not been defective in the first instance. As a result of the likely severity of your injuries, you very well may continue to incur losses into the future.
Your medical care and treatment, including physical and occupational therapy, many carry forth for an indefinite period of time. You may continue to endure pain and suffering into the future as well. Because of your injuries, you may not be able to return to fulltime employment any time soon. These all represent areas in which a tenacious airbag defect lawyer diligently works to ensure you obtain complete compensation.
If your defective airbag case ends up in court, you may also be in a position to seek punitive damages. Punitive damages represent additional compensation. Punitive damages are awarded in a defective airbag injury case when the conduct of the defendant or defendants is deemed particularly reckless. For example, if the manufacturer was aware of the defect and did not make the issue public in a reasonable period of time, that conduct in and of itself may be deemed especially egregious, warranting a judgment for punitive damages.
Retain an Airbag Defect Lawyer from the Powerhouse Team at The Doan Law Firm
A Los Angeles airbag defect attorney is available to schedule an immediate consultation with you about your case. A preliminary appointment can be scheduled with an attorney from our firm by calling (424) 334-0000. Our phone line is staffed 24 hours a day by a "real person." The line is open 365 days a year, including all major holidays.
Our firm charges no fee for an initial consultation. During the appointment, an experienced airbag defect attorney will provide you with an evaluation of your case and an overview of possible strategies to optimize financial recovery for you.
The Doan Law Firm conveniently is located in Los Angeles. We can schedule an appointment at our offices, in your home, or even at a hospital or rehab center, depending on your needs.
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