You may be able to file a West Virginia product liability claim if you or a loved one was injured as a result of a defective airbag. With the help of a Clarksburg defective product lawyer, you may be able to receive compensation for the injuries sustained.
Defective products can lead to serious or even fatal injuries. One of the products that consumers rely upon to protect them in the event of an accident is an airbag. However, when the very product that is meant to protect you causes damage, it could lead you to file a claim.
Overview of a Defective Airbag
The purpose of an airbag is to keep drivers and passengers from hitting the dashboard or windshield in the event of an accident. They can save lives and prevent more serious injuries from occurring.
Unfortunately airbags have also been the cause of deaths and devastating injuries. When an airbag malfunctions, it could lead to catastrophic consequences.
Some of the more common types of defects that may lead to airbag injuries include:
- crash sensors are not in proper locations, or there aren't enough;
- inflators are overpowered;
- inadequate venting;
- airbags are not restrained properly;
- improper airbag folding;
- technology is out of date; and
- ECU software malfunctions.
When you believe your injuries were caused by a defective airbag, you should seek legal counsel to learn what options are available.
Filing a West Virginia Product Liability Claim
The manufacturer of an airbag doesn't have to be aware of defects in order to be held liable for injuries that result. Airbags fall under strict liability law, in that you may be eligible for compensation, whether or not there was an awareness of a defect.
In order to receive compensation, you will need to prove that the airbag was defective, and it was a result of the manufacturing, engineering or design of it. This will also determine which specific party may be held liable. You must also be able to prove that as a direct result of the defect, you were seriously injured.
Pursing a West Virginia product liability claim can be a lengthy process with a lot of complicated details to work through. But this is why you should speak with a Clarksburg defective product lawyer. A lawyer who specializes in this area of law understands the unique circumstances that will play a role in your case and how they may affect the outcome of your claim.
Contacting a Clarksburg Defective Product Lawyer
The Miley Legal Group will work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve and help you to move on with your life. Contact us today to schedule a no-cost consultation - 1-304-326-1800