Airbags are standard on most vehicles in Harrisburg, PA. When used with seatbelts, they can save lives and reduce the risk of severe injuries in car accidents. However, airbags can also cause injuries or worsen injuries in a collision.
At Marzzacco Niven & Associates, our car crash lawyers in Harrisburg have experience handling personal injury cases involving airbag injuries. We understand the complex issues involved in these cases. If an airbag fails to deploy or deploys incorrectly, you could be entitled to compensation from one or more parties.
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How Marzzacco Niven & Associates Can Help You With an Airbag Injury Claim
Airbags are designed to prevent injuries, not cause them. When an airbag does end up causing you harm, you need experienced legal counsel to help you file a claim.
Our Harrisburg car accident attorneys have over 120 years of collective legal experience representing clients who have been injured. Our lawyers have substantial experience navigating the complex laws and governing personal injury claims. We have the resources to investigate and pursue the most complicated injury cases.
Since opening our firm, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We are aggressive negotiators and skilled trial litigators.
When you hire our top-rated personal injury law firm, you can expect us to:
- Investigate the cause of the airbag injury
- Work with industry experts to gather evidence and information
- Gather evidence documenting your damages to calculate how much your claim is worth
- Identify all parties who are responsible for your injuries and file claims
- Aggressively negotiate settlements for the full value of your damages
- File a personal injury lawsuit and pursue your case in court, if necessary
We are here to help you as you continue to recover from a terrible accident. Schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced accident attorney in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Common Airbag Injuries in Harrisburg Car Accidents
Airbags inflate in 1/20th of a second. An igniter inside the airbag causes a chemical reaction that produces a gas that inflates the airbag.
Even when airbags inflate correctly, the rapid inflation can cause injuries. Some airbag injuries can be fatal.
Common airbag injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Hearing loss
- Whiplash and neck injuries
- Burns, abrasions, skin irritation, and lacerations
- Fractures and broken bones
- Eye injuries and vision loss
- Damage to internal organs
- Soft tissue injury
- Cervical spine injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Injuries to an unborn child
- Chest injuries and rib fractures
Immediate medical care after a car accident is essential. Prompt medical treatment protects your health and provides medical records to substantiate your injuries. Internal injuries might not be immediately noticeable, so it is wise to be checked by a doctor as soon as possible.
Who Is Responsible for Damages Caused by Airbag Injuries?
One or more parties could be responsible for the damages you sustained because of a car accident. The at-fault driver can be liable for the injuries and damages caused by a car crash.
If a defective airbag caused your injury or contributed to your injuries, the manufacturer could be liable for damages. A vehicle manufacturer could be partially liable if the airbag was installed improperly.
Our legal team carefully analyzes the evidence in your case to identify each party who contributed to the cause of your injuries. Pursuing all parties responsible for your injuries increases the compensation available to pay your claim.
What Damages Can I Recover for Airbag Injuries?
The damages you can receive for an airbag injury claim depend on the facts of your case. However, most injured victims can recover compensation for their economic damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Occupational, physical, and other rehabilitative therapies
- Loss of income and benefits
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Assistance with personal care and house chores
However, accident victims experience pain and suffering because of their injuries and the emotional trauma of an accident. Therefore, victims can recover compensation for non-economic damages, including:
- A decrease in quality of life
- Physical pain
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Mental anguish
- Impairments and disabilities
- Emotional distress
The value of your airbag injury claim depends on numerous factors. The cause of the injuries, the strength of your evidence, the total economic losses, and the severity of your injuries are all factors. Our legal team develops a solid case to argue for maximum compensation for damages.
You have a limited time to file airbag injury claims. The Pennsylvania statute of limitations sets deadlines for filing car accident claims and product liability claims.
If you miss the filing deadline, you lose the right to file a legal claim. Therefore, contact our office as soon as possible to discuss your injury claim with an accident attorney.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Harrisburg Car Accident Lawyers
You deserve fair compensation for injuries caused by airbags. Call now for a free consultation to discuss how our Harrisburg airbag injuries attoreys can help you.