San Jose Airbag & Seat Belt Failure Lawyers
Airbags and seat belts are intended to be life-saving devices, but all too often their faulty design leaves accident victims injured, paralyzed or even fatally wounded. The lawyers at the San Jose offices of Bohn & Fletcher, LLP have been restoring justice to victims of airbag and seat belt failure for more than four decades. Our office provides the highest quality legal services with responsive, individualized attention. We have obtained multi-million dollar recoveries for injured clients throughout California, and we aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.
The Dangers of Automobile Airbag Failures
Airbags inflate at 200 mph in a matter of milliseconds. This velocity is especially dangerous to short drivers who sit close to the steering wheel, as well as young or elderly passengers. Our automobile accident attorneys represent clients who suffer from all types of airbag failures, including:
- Overaggressive airbags
- Airbags that fail to deploy
- Airbags that deploy unnecessarily
- Airbags that Inflate Improperly
A defective airbag injury often results in damage to the face, head, neck, back and spinal cord. A person may even be blinded from such an accident. At Bohn & Fletcher, we use top experts in the field to determine the long-term consequences of this traumatic experience, and our attorneys are dedicated to fighting for you.
Seat Belt Defects and Product Liability
Seat belt manufacturers aim for a “one-size-fits-all” approach. They are bounded by design and cost limitations. Most car models offer improper seat belts for people whose height or weight is substantially outside the national average. Seat belt injuries may result from a belt unlatching at the moment of impact or sitting on the individual in a dangerous position. The following is a partial list of injuries that seat belt failure victims may suffer:
- Contusions or bruises
- Soft tissue damage
- Burst appendix
- Ruptured spleen
- Vertebral injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Closed head trauma
- Spinal cord injury
If you were in a car accident involving a seat belt failure, make sure you refuse any settlement agreement from the manufacturer or an insurance company until you speak with a qualified legal representative. Our San Jose lawyers, with extensive experience in car accident cases, tell you more about what to do in an accident and how to get proper legal help.
You Only Pay if You Recover
At Bohn & Fletcher, we operate on a contingency fee basis for all clients and offer a free initial consultation. Our services stretch beyond the San Jose area, and we gladly visit you in your home or hospital if you cannot travel. Our attorneys have substantial experience dealing with automobile airbag and seat belt failures. To discuss your legal situation with a dedicated lawyer contact us online or call 408-279-4222 today.