Airbag Accident Case Results
Defective airbag blinds passenger; BMW settles
A young man in a BMW was riding in the passenger’s seat of his 3-series BMW. The driver ran over a curb,
causing the passenger’s air bag to go off, and strike our client in the face at full-force. As a result, he became
blinded in one eye. Plaintiff’s legal team discovered that the large air bag was not tethered to the dash and it had
been made in Mexico, not Germany, where the remainder of the car had been manufactured. The parties reach a
settlement at mediation in Los Angeles, CA in the Spring of 2008.
Defective airbag blinds passenger; Mitsubishi settles
Mitsubishi Motors agreed to a confidential settlement for our 20- year old client, a petite college student, who lost
her eye as a result of an airbag in her 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. She was seat belted and riding in the passenger’s
seat when the car made a slight impact (15-20mph) with a pole in a parking lot. The huge airbag deployed, sending
the sun visor directly into her face at a high rate of speed. Her injury was so severe it required a complete removal
of her eye. Testing conducted by the Plaintiff’s experts showed that, in an airbag deployment, the sun visor in the
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse would be knocked completely off its holder and the propelled directly into the face of a
passenger at a speed of 50 – 60 mph! The parties agreed to settle at a mediation held in October of 2006 in Texas.
Airbag failure to deploy results in death of driver
Ford paid a confidential amount to the surviving spouse of a 75 year old man, who had been properly belted in his
2000 Ford Taurus when it was hit head on by another driver. The airbag failed to deploy and our client died as a
result of his injuries. The crash took place in Ft. Myers, Lee County, FL. Upon inspection, Plaintiff’s experts
discovered that Ford had failed to adequately protect the electrical wires leading to the airbag sensor. The sensor
wires had been severed before they were able to send a signal to properly deploy the airbag, which may have
saved his life.
Late deploying airbag injures client - Ford settles
Ford tendered a confidential settlement amount to Mrs. Kinsey after her 2005 Ford Taurus was involved in a
collision with a truck. The airbag deployed causing severe injuries including eye injuries and dental injuries to this 5’
7”, properly belted driver. Raymond Bodiford argued that the airbag had a late deployment and should not have
struck the client with such impact directly into her face.
Contact the Florida personal injury Lawyers at The Bodiford Law Group today for your free initial consultation. You
can contact us at 407-423-9728 or by using the online contact form.
The Bodiford Law Group represents people seriously injured throughout the United States by defective airbags from locations in Florida and California.
Florida - 121 South Orange Ave. # 1150 Orlando, FL 32801
California - 1501 Fifth Avenue, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101
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