Winter Springs, FL asked in Car Accidents for Florida

Q: Can I sue my Dodge dealership for having defective airbags in my car after an accident?

My Dodge Charger was declared Totaled because the damages overpass the value of the car, which is around 20k. Accident was around 15-25mph low impact. The reason it was declared Totaled is because all my airbags went off in the car. There was no one in the passenger seat and all the passenger airbags went off, and it broke my windshield as well. The insurance agent and appraiser I talked too told me these airbags had to have been inputted incorrectly, and had a defective signalling system, into my car which caused them to go off. I was told my driver seat airbag should not have gone off either due to the low impact of the accident.

I got my brakes and airbags replaced brand new just a couple weeks ago as well.

Can I file a lawsuit against the Dodge dealership for negligence, defective airbags after test, and emotional instability from this? Insurance said they would give me around 18k for the vehicle.The defective airbags caused my car to get totaled.

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2 Lawyer Answers
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Did your insurance company pay you the value of the car? If so, how are you damaged?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: In terms of that last element, opposing attorneys in a lawsuit could demand evidence to the effect of such damages, such as narrative reports and other medical records for therapy/counseling.

Tim Akpinar

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