Maryland Airbag Explosion Injury Lawyer
From GM to Range Rover, 2014 had the highest number of automobile and auto part warnings of all time. One of the most frightening recalls stemmed from defective airbags that under the right conditions would detonate and send shards of metal flying into the vehicle like a grenade. If you have recently been injured by an exploding airbag or lost a loved one to defective safety equipment installed in your vehicle, you have the right to take legal action against the manufacturer of these products. Contact the personal injury team at Alpert Schreyer, LLC to explore your rights and options in a confidential consultation.
Our attorneys have gone up against some of the biggest in the business and we are fully prepared to meet automakers head-on either in, or out of the courtroom. Depending on your case and the circumstances surrounding your injuries, you and your family could collect damages in one or more of the following categories:
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of wages or employment
But don’t delay. In the state of Maryland, individuals who wish to file a claim against a negligent company have a limited window of opportunity in which to do so. This is known as the statute of limitations. If the victim of a defective product fails to submit their claim in a timely fashion, they could forfeit their right to collect damages. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Get the compensation you deserve with help from Alpert Schreyer, LLC.
Call today and schedule an appointment at 1 (844)-MDCRASH or submit your information online and a representative will contact you shortly.
What Makes an Airbag Explode?
One of the biggest questions that people often ask about the Takata airbag concerns the idea of “exploding” airbags. After all, isn’t that what airbags are intended to do? When a car’s sensors pick up the moment of impact, airbags located throughout the vehicle inflate, thereby safely halting the occupant’s forward and/or sideways motion. However, in the case of the Takata brand, which makes up almost a quarter of all airbags in the world, the chemical accelerant used to inflate the device is too powerful. Not only does it cause the airbag to inflate, but it destroys the metal housing surrounding that bag as well. The metal shards fly out along with the bag and have the potential to cause horrific injuries amounts of damage.
To date, there have been numerous deaths and over 30 injuries connected to the defective Takata airbags. Investigators believe that airbags in cars that are stored in climates with relatively high humidity have a greater chance of exploding violently, but this has not stopped many automakers from recalling vehicles worldwide. Currently over 14 million cars have been affected by the recall.
Qualified and Committed Counsel
If you have been victimized by a defective auto part, whether it is an airbag or ignition switch, we highly recommend speaking with the attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC as soon as possible. Dial 1 (844)-MDCRASH or submit your information online using our contact form.
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