Air Bag Defect Lawyer

October 29, 2014 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

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 Dolman Law Group 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 Dolman Law Group 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.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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