I have a Ford Expedition EL 2009. And I was recently in an "in town" accident that resulted in injury. My side airbags and my front airbags didn't deploy. They sell these vehicles with the safety factors and then they don't work. I would have benefited from the airbag's deployment because I have sustained a major concussion and have not been able to walk without assistance due to the concussion. I have incurred major medical expenses lost time off work and with my four children.
I would like to know what recourse I am to take.
Possibly yes. Your Expedition needs to have been kept in the condition it was in after the wreck to ensure that an inspection is done and the electronic control module is retrieved. Your injuries must be severe to warrant suing an auto company but it sounds like they are. Was the accident your fault? If not did you recover from the insurance company for driver who was at fault? Give me a call to discuss.
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The other attorney is right, the auto companies are big on defense and wearing down a plaintiff and counsel- it has to be pretty severe injury to merit the effort- call him and get a consultation. Good luck!
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I hope you recover completely very soon. If you do recover, a concussion would likely not be a significant enough of an injury to make a claim viable. If it is not likely you will receive a meaningful economic recovery the cost, risk and time needed to pursue such a claim would not be justified.
While again, I hope you are better, be alert for signs and symptoms of a closed head injury. Such injuries can be life altering.
Your difficult today is "preserving" the evidence. In my experience one of the first lines of defense for auto companies is "spoliation" of evidence. If you are serious about bringing a claim, I suggest you retain counsel immediately to learn how to preserve your legal rights.
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Not many lawyers handle these cases, as they typically aren't good, but luckily one of the above lawyers has offered to investigate.
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