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Faulty Safety Equipment Leading to Personal Injury Results in Large Settlement

Solomon, Sherman & Gabay Personal Injury

When we get into a car, we expect that the vehicle has been built to standards that provide our utmost safety when accidents occur. We assume that everything has been made and installed to meet every safety standard to ensure the safety and well being of the driver. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our Philadelphia injury lawyers want to discuss a personal injury settlement story that resulted in 14 deaths and more than 200 injuries in the US.

What happened in this Philadelphia personal injury story?

American Honda Motor Company and Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. recently issued an $85 million multistate settlement, and Pennsylvania will receive more than $2.5 million of that settlement.

Honda had a significant flaw in its airbags, resulting in metal fragments flying into many Honda and Acura vehicles’ passenger compartments when the bags were deployed. This resulted in 14 deaths and more than 200 injuries.

The Attorney General Josh Shaprio said, “Honda repeatedly and knowingly put Pennsylvanians in danger and failed to take the steps necessary to prevent the injuries their airbags caused despite multiple indications to Honda that the airbags were a safety risk, we contend that the company failed to warn consumers of the dangers of these airbags.”

So many people counted on the safety and protection of those airbags only to receive more hospital bills and, in the worst case, were killed by the equipment designed to save their life.

Personal Injuries Cause Untold Pain and Suffering

No one expects a simple car ride to be the prelude to hospital visits, medical bills, and the tearing apart of a family. Those victims would probably be paying exorbitant hospital bills and missing many days at work. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys help victims find justice for their loved ones injured due to someone’s negligence. We want you to help you find compensation and justice for those impacted by a personal injury and want to speak to you immediately.

No one expects safety equipment to be the leading cause of their injury or death. We want to help you with this unnecessary burden here at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, and we want to help you as soon as possible.

Victims who have experienced a personal injury due to someone’s negligence usually deal with:

  • Loss of cognitive skills
  • Emotional and physical trauma
  • Temporary or permanent family separation
  • Loss of time with family and loved ones
  • Psychological issues caused by the injury
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of mobility

These issues can be temporary, but they are often permanent and leave a lasting scar on the victim. The road to recovery is a long one, and we want you to have all the resources you and your loved ones need for a full recovery. The statute of limitations is only two years for a personal injury case in Pennsylvania, so we need you to call today to get started before time runs out.

Please call us for a free consultation of your case

If somebody you love has been the victim of a personal injury caused by someone’s actions in the Philadelphia area, please contact us immediately. We pledge to conduct a thorough and full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. We want you to receive compensation for:

  • Ongoing medical care
  • Loss of income from taking sick time
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Punitive damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Unforeseen legal and medical bills

When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, personal injury lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100 for a free case consultation.