Poulsbo, WA asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Washington

Q: My sister was in an car accident 3 days ago with my 2 month old niece in the car. The airbag did not deploy.

She fractured her back and had surgery yesterday. She has a plate in her back now next to her spine. I found out that there was a recall on her car for the airbags. Can she and should she sue. My niece is alright and was released from the hospital to my mom.

2 Lawyer Answers
Egan Patrick Kilbane Esq
Egan Patrick Kilbane Esq
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Seattle, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: I am extremely sorry for your sister's circumstances, and hope she makes the best and quickest possible recovery. She should absolutely consult with an attorney that has experience handling both motor vehicle collision, product liability, and potentially roadway defect claims as soon as she can. She and her daughter may have viable claims against not only the car manufacturer but also against other people or entities depending upon the facts. It is often crucial to get an attorney involved as soon as possible as vital evidence may be lost making some cases more difficult or impossible to prove. Our firm has extensive experience in all these fields, and offers initial consultation free of charge.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA

A: I am sorry for your situation-----I agree with attorney Kilbance---at a minimum, you should contact a personal injury/car accident lawyer in your area and discuss your options with them and then hire one if you determine that's in your best interests-----most attorneys who practice in this area will provide a free initial consultation so meet with a few if necessary. Good luck.

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