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Airbag Failures

Midland Auto Product Defect Lawyer

In recent years, there has seemingly been a dramatic increase in the number of news stories circulating about dangerous airbag failures. Devices that were meant to protect drivers and passengers alike from the destructive consequences of a car accident are instead becoming notorious for causing more harm than good.

Airbag failures have included defects such as:

  • Failing to deflate upon impact
  • Deflating randomly or too soon
  • Exploding violently without reason or warning

At Dean Law Firm, our personal injury attorney serves Midland-Odessa and the surrounding areas whenever someone needs help with a defective airbag claim. Earning an AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and a flawless 10.0 Avvo “Superb” Rating, our lead attorney, Mr. Dean, can take your case to the next level by offering top-tier legal representation that few others within Texas can hope to claim.

Call (281) 280-8900 today to learn more about our firm or to request a free case evaluation.

Ongoing Takata Corp. Airbag Recall

In the largest defective automotive part recall in the history of the United States, millions of Takata brand airbags have been recalled, affecting millions of automobiles across the nation. According to recent reports, the number looks like it will only continue to increase as the months go by and more problems with the “safety” devices are discovered. The defective airbags have already caused 11 fatalities around the world – only 1 outside of the U.S. – and more than 100 other minor to severe injuries.

The airbag inflators have apparently been made with unsafe levels of ammonium nitrate, which can combust violently, especially in areas of high humidity. The explosions are strong enough to send sharp metal shrapnel towards a vehicle occupant, causing deep lacerations. Please take a moment to view this full list of affected and recalled vehicles – click here to visit the National Highway Transpiration Safety Administration’s website – to ensure that you do not own a vehicle that has a dangerous Takata airbag within it. If you do, you should contact your manufacturer and discuss how you can get a recall as soon as possible. With all the evidence in place, cars with Takata brand airbags are simply not safe to use.

Mass Tort Experience for a Massive Issue

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a defective airbag, you are unlikely to be the only one affected by the problem. It may be possible that you must create or opt into a mass tort, or a form of litigation that involves numerous plaintiffs represented as one group against the defendants. Midland Mass Tort Attorney James Dean has had hands-on experience in some of the largest mass tort and mass injury cases in Texas history, including the 2005 BP Texas City oil refinery explosion, and can certainly take on any automaker or auto part manufacturer, big or small.

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