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Fort Lauderdale Faulty Airbag Injury Lawyer- Defective Seatbelts

Injured When Your Airbag Did Not Deploy?

Faulty Airbag Accident With Injuries In Fort Lauderdale Florida?

Injured When Your Seatbelt Failed In West Palm Beach or Orlando?

Airbags and seatbelts  have  saved countless lives. However, when an airbag or seatbelt   fails  to work correctly serious injury and fatalities can happen. If you have lost a loved one due to a faulty airbag or seatbelt  call J Scott Gunn PA.

Defective airbags can hurt dozens of people. They have caused drivers and passengers t0 have been injured.

Have you or someone you love been injured due to a defective airbag?

Our defective airbag  lawyers can help you fight for your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and loss of a loved one.

We have helped people injured by defective airbags due to:

Electrical and wiring issues
Inadequate deployment threshold
Too few or poor sensor placement
Failing to reinstall airbags in a vehicle that had previously deployed airbags, software failure
Failing to use tethers to make sure airbags do not reach too far and slam drivers in the face
Airbag fabric tearing
Airbag fabric catching on surrounding equipment & not deploying fully
Inadequate consumer warnings, or failure to warn of known dangers
Venting & folding defects (mistakes in the number, location, and size of gas vents and patterns used to fold airbags)

Causes Of Seatbelt Failure

Faulty material used for the seatbelt webbing, resulting in tearing
Poor or defective design: mounting the seatbelt anchor to the car ceiling, which could break or bend in the event of a vehicle rollover
Manufacturing and assembly errors and defects
Accidental or inertial unlatching of the buckle: flying objects or body parts (like your elbow) can unlock buckle, or the sheer force of the collision can cause buckle to unlatch
False latch: when a latch plate looks, feels and sounds as though it has been inserted into the buckle, but the lock is not actually secured and a slight amount of force will unlatch the seatbelt
Seatbelts detaching from their anchor points and mount
Retractor error causing too much slack, or spooling out
Lack of or failure of seatbelt pretensioner
Lack of three-point harness, or lap belt only design (typically found in older model vehicles)

J Scott Gunn is a defective  seat belt and air bag injury lawyer.

Florida Pedestrians Hit By A Car Lawyer

Can I Sue For My Injuries If I am A Pedestrian Hit By A Car?

Your legal rights and duties as a pedestrian are in the Florida  Motor Vehicle and Traffic Safety Code.
Chapter 316
STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL
316.130 Pedestrians; traffic regulations.—
(1) A pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device specifically applicable to the pedestrian unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
(2) Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic control signals at intersections as provided in s. 316.075, but at all other places pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and be subject to the restrictions stated in this chapter.
(3) Where sidewalks are provided, no pedestrian shall, unless required by other circumstances, walk along and upon the portion of a roadway paved for vehicular traffic.
(4) Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the shoulder on the left side of the roadway in relation to the pedestrian’s direction of travel, facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.
(5) No person shall stand in the portion of a roadway paved for vehicular traffic for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, or business from the occupant of any vehicle.
(6) No person shall stand on or in proximity to a street or highway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street or highway.
(7)(a) The driver of a vehicle at an intersection that has a traffic control signal in place shall stop before entering the crosswalk and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian, with a permitted signal, to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk and is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(b) The driver of a vehicle at any crosswalk where signage so indicates shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk and is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(c) When traffic control signals are not in place or in operation and there is no signage indicating otherwise, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger. Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(8) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
(9) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
(10) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(11) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.
(12) No pedestrian shall, except in a marked crosswalk, cross a roadway at any other place than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb.
(13) Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks.
(14) No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic control devices, and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.
(15) Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or any person propelling a human-powered vehicle and give warning when necessary and exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person.
(16) No pedestrian shall enter or remain upon any bridge or approach thereto beyond the bridge signal, gate, or barrier after a bridge operation signal indication has been given. No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.
(17) No pedestrian may jump or dive from a publicly owned bridge. Nothing in this provision requires the state or any political subdivision of the state to post signs notifying the public of this provision. The failure to post a sign may not be construed by any court to create liability on the part of the state or any of its political subdivisions for injuries sustained as a result of jumping or diving from a bridge in violation of this subsection.
(18) No pedestrian shall walk upon a limited access facility or a ramp connecting a limited access facility to any other street or highway; however, this subsection does not apply to maintenance personnel of any governmental subdivision.
(19) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable pursuant to chapter 318 as either a pedestrian violation or, if the infraction resulted from the operation of a vehicle, as a moving violation.

We Have Filed Lawsuits For Pedestrian Accidents Caused by  The Vehicle Driver Such As

Failure to yield to a pedestrian
Failing to obey the posted speed limit
Distractions such as cell phone and texting, eating, putting on makeup, and listening to music
Intoxication
Car equipment failure
Poorly maintained roads

We Have Filed Claims For the Following  Injuries:

Brain concussions, brain swelling, hemorrhages, and hematomas
Lacerations, contusions, and abrasions on the hands and face
Spinal cord injuries, Torn and sprained ligaments, fractures to the tibia, fibula and femur (leg bones), ribs, arms, hip and pelvis.
What  Should I  Do If I Am  An Injured Pedestrian

  • Call EMS
    First, get medical attention
  • Second call a police officer to the scene of the accident  to fill out a complete   report
  • Get the names of any witnesses and phone numbers
  • Contact the motorist’s insurance company, report the accident, and file your claim.
  • Speak to a pedestrian injury attorney

 

 

 

 

South Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

Injured In A Trucking Accident?

Need a Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Miami, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Belle Glade, Pahokee, West Palm Beach, Port St Lucie, Kissimmee, Naples, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville truck accident lawyer?

When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, the damage is usually significant to the auto and the occupants. Hiring an experienced truck accident lawyer, may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. The lawyers at J Scott Gunn, PA are experienced truck accident attorneys and will treat you like family and not just another client.

Experience and Resources to Establish Your Truck Crash Claim

In holding negligent truck drivers accountable, we review all records related to your medical condition and the responsible party’s driving record. We employ a network of experts to investigate the accident scene, reconstruct the tragic events, and analyze the data from the truck’s black box. Truck driving cases are complex, but we are equipped to provide a high level of representation.

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

You do not have to retain a firm in Florida if the accident
occurs in Florida. You need to retain a firm that specializes in truck
accidents. Often times, firms from other states, such as ours, are retained
because of their experience and knowledge. Many times, though the injured auto
occupants may live in Florida, the truck company is from a state other than
Florida. You need truck accident lawyers that do the following:

  1. Answer the phone when you make that first call
  2. Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstruction specialist.
  3. File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration,
    pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence.
  4. Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
  5. File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case.
  6. Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

 

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver
turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and
manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things can result in negligent driving. This is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks – Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving – Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Bus, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy

The amount of cash settlements in commercial truck cases, are potentially much larger than auto only accidents generally for one reason: the size of the insurance policy. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the Florida state minimum limits. When there are commercial vehicles such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

Contact us online or call us at 954-462-1323 to schedule your initial consultation with Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Lawyer J. Scott Gunn, P.A.  so that you can learn more about your rights and options.