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Have You Been Injured by a Defective Airbag?

By Burg Simpson
November 18, 2020
4 min read

Airbags are safety devices designed to save lives and prevent serious injuries. But there are times when airbags fail due to defects in materials or design. Severe injuries caused by defective airbags can result in potential loss of life, disfigurement, and permanent disability.

Vehicle companies and airbag manufacturers have an obligation to ensure that their products are safe and reliable. When these companies neglect their legal obligations and their products cause harm to those who purchased their products, the companies must be held responsible.

If you believe that you were severely injured by a malfunctioning airbag, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of the airbag, the manufacturer of the vehicle, or the company that replaced the airbag.

Burg Simpson Has Over 40 Years of Experience Protecting Our Clients’ Rights

Founded in 1976, Burg Simpson has more than four decades of experience representing clients who were injured due to the negligence of another party.

If you have suffered from a serious personal injury due to a defective airbag or have a loved one who lost their life due to an airbag malfunction, call the product liability attorneys at Burg Simpson. We can file a claim on your behalf and work to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Most Common Kinds of Airbag Issues

There are times when an airbag that was designed to protect you is defective and causes harm. Some of the most common airbag issues include:

  • Failure to deploy
  • Slow deployment
  • Deployment during a low-speed accident
  • Deployment with excessive force

Most Common Types of Airbag Injuries

  • Severe injury to the neck and spine
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Fractured bones
  • Blindness and other severe eye injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Burns and abrasions
  • Lung irritation from chemicals released during deployment
  • Organ punctures

Product Liability Attorneys at Burg Simpson

Burg Simpson has over 70 experienced trial attorneys, and our product liability lawyers have many years of experience representing clients who have been severely injured by defective airbags. If you have been injured, we will file a claim on your behalf and work to obtain the compensation you deserve.

About Burg Simpson Shareholder Paul D. Friedman

Paul D. Friedman is the managing shareholder of Burg Simpson’s Arizona office. Paul is rated AV® Preeminent™ (the highest rating) by the prestigious Martindale Hubbell and is rated Superb 10.0/10.0 (the highest rating) by AVVO.  Consistently recognized by his peers, he was first named as a Super Lawyer® in 2007 and a Best Lawyer in America© in 2016.

Paul is a Board Certified Pre-Trial and Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy/National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and is Board Certified by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. Paul is also an Associate with the American Board of Trial Advocates.

About Burg Simpson

One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has a reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and abuse. Burg Simpson has secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments in practice areas spanning catastrophic personal injury, mass tort and class actions regarding dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, complex commercial and business litigation, construction defects, and workers’ compensation. The firm’s success has also included more than 200 recoveries in excess of $1 million.

Contact Burg Simpsons Today

If you believe that a defective safety device in your vehicle caused your severe injury, contact Burg Simpson today for a free consultation. Contact Burg Simpson to discuss the details of your case now by going to our website,, or by calling us at 602 777 7000.



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