Defective Airbags and Auto Accidents

By Larry A. Tawwater on April 07, 2015

A defective airbag after a devastating car accidentAs a consumer, you have a right to expect that the products you purchase will be reasonably and foreseeably safe when used for their intended purposes. This includes motor vehicles and their parts, such as airbags. When defective airbags contribute to or are the primary causes of injuries or deaths during car accidents, truck accidents, or other motor vehicle accidents, injured victims and their families are entitled to compensation for the resulting losses and expenses they sustain. Under the doctrine of product liability, any or all parties involved in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sale of the defective airbag can be held liable for damages related to the auto accident.

The personal injury attorneys of The Tawwater Law Firm have successfully handled a wide range of both auto accident and product liability cases, including cases involving defective airbags. We have the skills, resources, and knowledge to present the strongest cases possible on behalf of our clients, as well as the tenacity to stand up against the biggest and most powerful manufacturers in the world. We know what it takes to win cases, and we would be honored to put our years of experience to work for you.

When it comes to litigating cases involving defective airbags and auto accidents, our Oklahoma City attorneys have what it takes to obtain the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled. You can trust our team to fight for you in your time of greatest need.

The Doctrine of Strict Negligence

Unlike most personal injury cases, the vast majority of product liability cases are subject to the doctrine of strict negligence. This is true of virtually all defective airbag cases. According to the doctrine of strict negligence, it is not necessary for our lawyers to provide evidence of a specific act of negligence on the part of the defendant in order to recover damages for our client. The presence of the defect in the airbag is evidence enough of negligence. However, what we must be able to demonstrate is that:

  • The airbag was defective in its design or its manufacture; or the airbag did not include clear or proper instructions for use, or clear or proper warnings of potential hazards; or some combination thereof;
  • As a result of one or more of these defects, the airbag was unforeseeably dangerous when used for its intended purpose (in this case, to provide protection during a collision);
  • As a result of its being unforeseeably dangerous when used for its intended purpose, the airbag caused bodily harm to the plaintiff;
  • As a result of this bodily harm, the plaintiff sustained monetary losses and expenses, for which he or she should be compensated by the party or parties responsible for the defects.

As long as we are able to prove these elements, we will be able to collect damages on behalf of the injured victim.

Learn More about Defective Airbags and Auto Accidents

To learn more about defective airbags and auto accidents, please contact The Tawwater Law Firm today.

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