Is The Front Passenger Of Your Vehicle In Harm’s Way?

Most of us buy cars with all the bells and whistles when it comes to safety. We know how terrible accidents are want to protect ourselves and others with vehicles that have airbags. The devices prevent peoples' heads from slamming into windows, dashboards, steering wheels, and more when incidents take place. However, what if one of these mechanisms were to fail during an impact?

That is why we are here today. It has come to our attention that there are some vehicles in circulation that may have such problems. Yep, that's right; you could be driving around in one and not even know about it until after it's too late. Please don't fret, though, as we are going to tell you all about it. Hence, without further ado, let's get into it, shall we?

NHTSA Campaign Number 21V198000

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is expected to begin recall 69BY on May 21, 2021, affecting approximately 153,152 vehicles. The cars involved include...

• 2015-2020 Audi S3 And A3 Sedans
• 2015-2019 A3 Cabriolet Vehicles
• 2016-2018 A3 Etron Models
• 2017-2020 RS3 Cars

So, what's wrong with them? Well, we're glad you asked. These vehicles may contain faulty PODS or passenger occupant detection systems that can turn the passenger-side airbag off when someone's sitting in the seat. That means the safety device might not deploy during a wreck, and your friend, family member, or whoever is riding next to you can get seriously injured. Heck, it may even be you that gets hurt if you're not driving.

The remedy for this issue is still being developed, so you can't get it fixed right now. With that in mind, just be careful driving around in these vehicles. We are ready to move on and discuss some of the injuries that can come to fruition when airbags fail.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain injuries come in different shapes and sizes. They can be mild and only last a few days or weeks. The damage can also be severe and stick with a person for the rest of their life. These issues are notorious for presenting themselves after car crashes, and with no airbag to cushion the impact, the passenger in your ride could sustain one.

Broken Bones/Fractures

Auto accidents send peoples' heads and bodies bouncing around. Yes, there are seatbelts to keep them restrained, but sometimes, they don't stop their skulls or faces from hitting things like dashes, doors, or steering wheels. If an airbag in a car fails to deploy and your rider's head slams into something, they could crack or break bones.

Is The Injured Party Owed Compensation?

The answer to this question is probably yes. Manufacturers are responsible for damages that their products cause. Getting them to pay can be a tedious task, but Floridians don't have to face the situation alone. If you become injured in an accident because of a defective product, the St. Pete lawyer can help.

You may even have a case if the product in question is a recalled vehicle. Your attorney will simply need to prove that the injuries occurred before the recall was issued or that you didn't have prior knowledge of the issue. That sounds easier said than done, doesn't it? Michael Babboni, the St. Pete Lawyer, has practiced law in St. Petersburg for more than 27 years. He, and the rest of our team, have the experience needed to build your case, prepare for trial, and get you the compensation you deserve.

The initial case evaluation at our firm is free, and clients only owe when they win. Talk about a deal. So, don't delay if you need legal representation. Instead, give us a call and get the ball rolling today..