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Airbag Failure

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The last thing a driver should expect is an airbag to cause an injury rather than prevent one. Injuries caused by airbags can occur due to an airbag that didn’t deploy completely or deploy at all, deploy improperly, or deploy unexpectedly or without reason. Unfortunately, an airbag defect is usually only detected after an auto accident.

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Defective Airbags Can Cause Severe Injuries

Airbags have been attributed to saving thousands of lives since being introduced to motor vehicles in the 1970s and mandated in every vehicle starting in 1998. The effectiveness of airbags caused vehicle manufacturers to implement curtain airbags, center airbags, knee airbags, and rear passenger seat airbags. However, like pharmaceutical drugs, the devices that are meant to protect you from harm oftentimes do the opposite.

Airbag malfunctions can be caused by:

  • Design defect
  • Faulty wiring
  • Loss of power prior to the collision
  • Manufacturing flaw
  • Sensor failure

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If you have been injured or suffered illness due to a recalled drug, having an expert witnesses can be essential to proving your claim. Thomas J. Henry has spent decades building professional relationships with leading experts including:

  • Pharmacologists
  • Toxicologists
  • Regulatory Compliance Consultants
  • Forensic toxicologists
  • Drug Injury Causation Experts
  • Biomechanics

Thousands of lawsuits across the country may be filed with a mass tort. These lawsuits are filed in numerous federal district courts. In a mass tort, federal judges will consolidate the thousands of lawsuits into a single proceeding. One judge in a single federal district court will oversee litigation, allowing for consistent rulings and a more expeditious process for the plaintiffs.

A court will consider if a mass tort lawsuit is permissible by determining:

  • whether a large number of plaintiffs are involved
  • whether the plaintiffs are located near or far from each other;
  • whether the injuries sustained are similar among the plaintiffs;
  • whether the claims arose from the same cause (defective toy, car part, oil spill, etc.)

Defective products, such as car parts, toys, or other consumer goods.

Pharmaceutical drugs, such as those that are later linked to severe or fatal health consequences Environmental hazards, such as polluted water sources contaminated by nearby industrial sites or an oil leak.

In a mass tort, each plaintiff (injured person) has an individual claim resulting from their unique damages. In a class action, many plaintiffs are considered collectively. Similarly, in a mass tort, each individual’s claim “value” is unique to the severity of their injuries. In a class action, plaintiffs generally suffer injuries of similar severity, resulting in the same amount of compensation value.

A tort is a civil wrongful act committed by a person or company that results in harm to another person. A mass tort is when multiple victims are injured by the same single tort.

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Representing injured victims from across the United States.

No matter the injury or the accident, if you or a loved one were harmed due to the negligence of an individual or company, Thomas J. Henry is here to assist you.

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