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Fort Myers Defective Product Lawyer Holding Manufacturers Liable for Injuries Caused by Airbag Defects in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte and Naples

The airbag is one of the most important auto safety inventions in history. In the past, a vehicle occupant might slam his or her head and body against the dash, steering wheel or another hard object during a mid- to high-speed collision. Fortunately, airbags became standard equipment in vehicles in 1998 as a result of federal legislation that mandated their installation in all new automobiles. The law substantially reduced the likelihood of brain damage and other impact-related injuries.

But what happens when this safety device, instead, causes serious and fatal injuries? This is what happened in the recent Takata airbag cases. People were killed or severely injured in relatively minor collisions because of a defect in the airbag design.

The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. helps injured Florida consumers recover for serious auto part defects in complex product liability claims. Randall L. Spivey, president and founder of The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., has earned several distinctions, including membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum as well as recognition by Florida Super Lawyers magazine. Randall L. Spivey has also achieved Florida Board Certification as a civil trial attorney, an honor that only 1 percent of the state’s lawyers have attained in civil trial law.

We have the experience and resources to go toe-to-toe with big corporations. We remain up-to-date on auto recalls – including those related to airbag defects – and corporate responses, and act aggressively to uphold your rights. We may recommend class action or multi-district litigation if it is in your best interests to do so. Call (888) 477-4839 for a free consultation with an experienced Fort Myers defective product lawyer today. 

How an Airbag Should Work

Injuries occur in a crash when the vehicle suddenly decelerates but the occupant’s body continues to race forward at the speed the car was traveling until they hit a hard object. Airbags act as a buffer to cushion the force of impact and control the deceleration of the occupant’s body. When properly made, a canister in the interior of the airbag releases a gas that inflates the bag quickly at the point of impact.

Takata Airbag Recall and Recovery

This lifesaving device turned deadly, however, when Takata manufactured airbags using a volatile substance that caused the metal canister to explode. The explosion sent metal fragments flying into the cabin of the vehicle that caused catastrophic wounds. The problem was exacerbated in areas of high humidity, such as Florida. People suffered fatal injuries even in crashes that would have produced only minor injuries.

Shockingly, Takata knew about the deadly airbag defect since 2004, but did not issue an aggressive nationwide recall until 2014. To date, 19 automakers have recalled models that contained Takata airbags – one of the biggest auto recalls in history. However, many vehicles remain on the road while dealers and mechanics wait for parts to repair the defect. The manufacturer was grossly negligent for the damages it caused because of the defect and attempts to conceal the problem.

Discuss Your Airbag Defects Claim With Our Fort Myers Defective Product Lawyer

The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. represents vehicle occupants injured by defective airbags in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, all of Lee County, Charlotte County and Collier County, as well as Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. Schedule a free consultation with our Fort Myers defective product lawyer to learn more about your rights to recover against the airbag manufacturer who caused your injuries.  

More Helpful Information

Vehicle Injuries When Airbags Fail to Deploy

Frontal airbags have saved 50,457 lives between 1987 and 2017. If airbags fail to perform as intended, the manufacturer, installer, and/or mechanic may be held responsible in a personal injury lawsuit. 

NHTSA Releases Progress Report on Takata Air Bag Recalls 

NHTSA says communicating Takata airbag urgency helped in effectively protecting lives on our nation’s roads.

NHTSA Warns South Florida Drivers to Check Vehicles for Defective Air Bags Immediately!

We at The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. are concerned about the potential danger to our citizens from defective Takata air bags. We urge everyone to take this threat very seriously and are providing information from NHTSA in this blog.

Takata Air Bag Recalls

NHTSA Announces Improved Website Search Functions - On November 29, 2017 the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) announced improvements made to its website to assist consumers in getting the most up-to-date information as quickly as possible using its new search functions.

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