Dangerous Air Bag Defects in GM Vehicles
As part of a wave of recent vehicle recalls due to various dangerous defects, auto manufacturer General Motors (GM) have announced the recall of thousands of 2013 and 2024 model year Chevrolet Cruze sedans. The Cruze models apparently had an incorrect part installed that prevents the air bags from properly inflating in the event of an accident. GM has also ordered car dealerships to halt all sales of these vehicles, the company’s best-selling car, until the potential defect is repaired.
In the meantime, anyone who has been involved in an accident in a Chevrolet Cruze and suffered injuries because air bags failed to deploy is likely entitled to compensation for all related losses. The experienced lawyers at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, is assisting accident victims in recovering for their injuries.
How to Hold GM Liable for your Injuries
Victims who are involved in car accidents with failed air bags often suffer serious and sometimes life-changing injuries. When air bags fail, motorists may hit the steering wheel, windshield, side windows, and more with no protection. Additionally, air bags protect motorists from ejection through the windshield or out of a side window if a vehicle rolls overs. Some injuries that are common when air bags fail in collisions include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Other head trauma
- Facial disfigurement and scarring
- Broken bones in the face
- Broken ribs and limbs
- Lacerations from broken glass
- Severe spinal damage or other injuries related to ejection from the vehicle
These injuries can cause accident victims to suffer significant economic and noneconomic losses. By filing a lawsuit, victims can recover compensation from GM for medical bills, lost income, permanent disfigurement or disabilities, emotional trauma, physical pain and suffering, and more.
Contact a Clearwater Air Bag Defect Attorney for a free consultation
The experienced products liability attorneys at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, in Clearwater, Florida are committed to helping victims injured by defective vehicles fully recover for your injuries. Especially in light of GM’s cover up of numerous vehicle defects in past years, the company should be held accountable for its negligence in manufacturing and selling vehicles with dangerous air bag defects. If you have suffered injury due to a failed GM air bag, you are likely entitled to substantial compensation and should contact our office today at (727) 451-6900 or via our online contact form.