Man Dies After Airbag Explosion, Family Files Lawsuit

by Amber Cortez | February 13th, 2015 | Blog, Product Liability

High standards in vehicle safety allow us to travel with the peace of mind that only strict precautions can offer. Knowing that there’s an airbag waiting to deploy and cushion you if a car accident occurs can let you drive for miles without worry. Unfortunately, a man’s fatal airbag accident and a series of similar incidents have placed this safety component under much scrutiny.

Explosive Dangers

According to a news report, a Texas man was killed during a minor car accident after his airbag deployed and fatally wounded him with metal shrapnel. A lawsuit was filed on behalf of the 35-year-old’s two children, naming the airbag manufacturer, the car manufacturer and the dealership that sold him the car. The cause of the man’s death has yet to be officially determined but an autopsy will soon establish a reason.

The airbag manufacturer has amassed bad reputation as of late after its airbags were discovered to shoot metal and plastic pieces after deployment. At least five deaths and 12 injuries have been attributed to defective airbags around the world.

We Can Help

Similar events remind us of the dangers of defective products. An airbag is designed to keep you and your loved ones safe but can potentially become the cause of serious injuries. If you or a family member has suffered catastrophic injuries, or if a death has resulted due to a faulty airbag, J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys is ready to help.

Our product liability attorney will evaluate your case with every piece of evidence and data available. Your recovery is our priority and we’ll work around the clock to help you reach the most satisfactory outcome. Contact our office in McAllen to take the first step towards collecting the compensation you deserve.


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