You were driving along, obeying the rules and regulations of the road, when all of a sudden, a car ran a red light and T-boned your vehicle. Fortunately, safety mechanisms in motor vehicles have come a long way over the years and can make a great deal of difference when it comes to protecting motorists involved in auto crashes. That said, there are times when these mechanisms simply fail to work as they should, which can make a bad accident worse. If a person’s airbag fails to deploy, for example, it can drastically alter the outcome of an auto accident. If this has happened to you, please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated New York City product liability lawyer from Mirza Law to learn more about defective airbag cases and how we can help you through the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Who is responsible for a defective airbag injury?
Auto accidents involving airbags almost always have two parts. To start, if the accident was caused by the negligence of another motorist, you likely will have a valid claim against the motorist who caused your accident. That being said, if you can prove that you were further injured due to your airbag failing to deploy as it should have, or that you were hurt by another type of airbag defect (such as your airbag deploying out of nowhere) you likely will also be able to bring a claim against the airbag designer or manufacturer as well.
Should I hire a lawyer to help handle my personal injury case?
Absolutely. No one should ever file a personal injury claim without a seasoned attorney in their corner. Mirza Law has extensive knowledge regarding product liability and auto accident injury claims, and our firm is proud to help countless accident victims recover the compensation they deserve and need to get their lives back on track after serious accidents. Mirza Law has years of experience gathering evidence and conducting investigations, negotiating with insurance companies, and even taking cases to trial when necessary.
How long can I wait to file a claim in New York?
In most cases, accident victims are granted three years from the date their accident occurred to bring a personal injury claim here in New York State. Though you may wish to wait and see if your injuries will heal on your own, the truth is that the sooner you bring your claim, the better off you will be. If you have any other questions or you are ready to get started, simply contact Mirza Law today so we can get working on your case.