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Defective Airbags At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Los Angeles Defective Airbag Attorneys

Representing Injury Victims in Airbag Defect Claims

According to data gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), frontal airbags have saved at least 50,000 lives in the years spanning between 1987 and 2017. There is no doubt that airbags save lives and serve an important role in keeping us safe. However, when airbags are installed or manufactured incorrectly, they can cause serious injuries and fatalities to both drivers and passengers.

When you work with Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, you can trust that our Los Angeles defective airbag lawyers are experienced in investigating and litigating airbag-induced injuries. If you were injured because an airbag deployed too soon or too forcefully, it is important to discuss all your legal rights and options with a highly-qualified product liability lawyer.

To begin the process of filing a defective airbag injury claim, call (866) 634-4525 today.

What Are the Most Common Airbag Defects?

Although we tend to assume that airbags are a safety essential for vehicles, this wasn’t always the case. Before the NHTSA ruled that all vehicles were required to have dual front airbags in 1998, most cars only had a driver-side airbag in place to protect drivers – and there were very few protections in place for passengers. As of 2020, it’s now more common for airbags to be placed in multiple areas of a vehicle, to ensure that everyone in the vehicle is protected. However, this also means that there are greater chances for injury when airbags are installed or manufactured with defects.

Airbags sometimes deploy unnecessarily in fender benders and other low-speed crashes. These car accidents would have caused no injuries whatsoever if the airbags had not deployed. In other cases, airbags do not deploy when they should, leading to injuries to seat-belted occupants. This lack of deployment can be a result of sensor failures or sensor placement and settings.

Some of the top airbag defects include:

  • Delayed deployment
  • Unexpected deployment
  • Faulty crash sensors
  • Failure to deploy in time
  • Defective Takata airbags

Additionally, older airbags are more likely to cause injuries than newer, so-called smart airbags, which sense when a lap belt is latched and adjust the rate of deployment accordingly. Older airbags did not have tethers to help reduce the force of an airbag’s deployment, which can exceed 200 miles per hour.

Types of Defective Airbag Injuries

Airbag deployments can cause a variety of injuries, including:

Secure Powerful Advocacy for Your Claim

In one case against General Motors, our Los Angeles airbag defect lawyers successfully represented a 22-year-old woman who was left in a permanent vegetative state due to brain damage caused by an airbag injury. Our personal injury attorneys and investigators will thoroughly research the reason for your injury and, if an airbag defect was involved, we will work to maximize financial compensation for damages. Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP has many years of experience obtaining financial compensation for victims of airbag-induced injuries, and we will apply this experience to assist you with your case.

Please contact our legal team at (866) 634-4525 or contact us onlinefor a free initial consultation. 

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Awards & Associations

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.
    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.
  • Best Lawyers
    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.
  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.
  • Super Lawyers®
    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.
    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."
    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.
  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.
  • International Society of Barristers
    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

Why Choose Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP?

  • Decades of Legal Experience
  • Billions Recovered For Our Clients
  • We're Always Available For Our Clients & Offer Free Consultations
  • We've Taken On Some of The Largest Corporations & Insurance Agencies


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