If you’re in a car accident where the airbag malfunctioned, you should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You may have a Takata airbag claim to pursue for damages. In this video, attorney Curt Miner explains the signs to look for and what you should do following an auto wreck or injury you believe occurred because of a defective Takata airbag. Colson Hicks Eidson partner Curt Miner was appointed Lead Counsel for Personal Injury Track in the nationwide Takata Airbag Product Liability Litigation.
If you’ve been in an accident and have suffered injuries that were caused by your airbag, then it all depends on the seriousness of your injuries, but you can recover compensation for any medical bills you had to pay. You can recover compensation for any time you missed from work. They pay you loss from not being able to go to work and most importantly, if you’ve suffered serious injuries, you can recover the damages for the pain and suffering that you’ve been through. If in tragic situations, and they have happened in the Takata airbag cases, where someone dies as a result of the airbags defect, family members can file what’s known as a wrongful death lawsuit. The telltale signs of whether someone’s injuries have been caused by the airbag would be cuts, lacerations, puncture wounds. The types of things that you wouldn’t expect to see in a car accident. It’s important to try to hang onto the car, to the wreckage, until you’ve had the chance to meet with a lawyer or have someone investigate the case. Because the car itself and particularly the airbag in the car can be very important evidence and it’s important to document that through inspection, through photographs, so hold on to the car. And it’s very important to act quickly if you’ve been a victim or someone in your family has been a victim of a defective airbag because states have something that’s called a statute of limitations and what you should think of it that it’s sort of a time limit. If you don’t act quickly enough, and it varies from state to state, but some can be as short as one year. If you don’t act quickly enough, your case is gone. Even if you’ve had a viable, valid, and significant case, if you wait too long, it can be gone. For more information, Call Colson Hicks Eidson 305-476-7400 visit our website, Colson.com.