Can I pursue a claim against an air bag manufacturer if it caused my brain injury?

When a car accident occurs, victims may be left with severe injuries. One of the worst types of injury that a victim can experience is a traumatic brain injury. There are many potential causes of a brain injury, even when it occurs as a result of a car accident. One such potential cause is the vehicle’s air bag. If the airbag does not inflate or operate the way it was supposed to, you may be injured as a result. In these cases, you may pursue compensation based on a claim of product liability.  

Parties Potentially Responsible Under Product Liability Claims

Product liability claims are different from negligence claims. With a product liability claim, you are stating that your brain injury would not have occurred had the product involved not been defective or dangerous. Product liability claims can be brought against numerous parties, including the following:

  1. The air bag manufacturer
  2. The maker of the car
  3. Other parties responsible for distributing the airbags used in the vehicle

It is important to note that pursuing a product liability claim after a brain injury does not mean that you cannot also pursue a negligence claim against the driver of the other vehicle involved in your accident. Victims can pursue compensation under both legal claims. This improves the likelihood that you will obtain the maximum compensation you are entitled to.

Regardless of which legal claims you pursue after a brain injury, it is crucial to get started quickly. We encourage you to contact us today at 800-989-6385 for more information.

Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982