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Recall! A Potential Side-Curtain Airbag Problem For Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz owners can be found all over Sarasota and nearby areas. There are tons of reasons why people choose that specific brand. For some, the company and its vehicles promote a particular lifestyle. Hence, consumers purchase the rides to experience that life for themselves. Folks also select Mercedes-Benz vehicles because they are dependable and safe.

After all, the new models have the latest and greatest technology and safety devices. You know, all that good stuff that's supposed to protect you and your passengers in the event of a crash. However, did you know that there's a potential issue with sixteen affected units? It's true, and don't let the low number fool you. There could be more vehicles added to the recall later, but for now, let's stick to the facts that we know. 

Recall Expected July 27, 2021

The 2020 GLB250 vehicles are the ones impacted by this recall. According to the NHTSA, Mercedes-Benz is recalling these models because they may have side-curtain airbags that won't deploy during impacts. Can you even imagine? You're riding around doing everything right when a distracted driver comes out of nowhere and T-bones your car, only to have the side airbags fail?

Those are the kinds of thoughts nobody wants to think about, but we must for our purpose.

Auto accidents come in different shapes and sizes in Sarasota. As such, it's impossible to say for sure what injuries an individual in this situation might sustain. However, some of the possible outcomes include but are not limited to...

• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Lacerations And Punctures
• Broken Bones
• Whiplash

Sure, the distracted driver in this scenario is at fault, and their insurance will probably cover the damages, but what if they won't cover them all? You could be left with mountains of bills when you did nothing wrong. That's not right, not in the least. Manufacturers are liable for any harm their products cause to consumers. Therefore, if the side-curtain airbag didn't deploy, perhaps you are owed compensation from elsewhere.

Why You Need An Experienced Sarasota Personal Injury Attorney In Your Corner

Just because a victim is entitled to restitution, that doesn't mean a negligent manufacturer is simply going to hand it over to them. Nope, they have attorneys on retainers to fight these matters, and they don't like to play fair. The professionals sometimes try to get away with highway robbery by offering victims low-ball settlements. That's reason enough to lawyer up, but hold on, there's still more.

The legal teams drag their feet by making mistakes on documents and doing other things so that victims run out of money. Then, when that happens, they have no other choice but to accept the unfair settlement. Let's not forget that these lawyers try to discredit injury claims altogether too. That means they might make it seem like the driver/passenger was partially to blame, making the compensation total drop. 

How about the fine print on documents they fail to go over? Applying your signature to them could sign your rights to compensation away. The point is that many things could happen, tipping the odds in the manufacturer's favor. That's why you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. They'll build a case that supports your position, and if the vehicle was recalled, one that proves your injuries occurred before it was issued or you didn't have any knowledge of it. 

That sounds like a pretty tall order, doesn't it? Well, it can be if those that choose to go it alone. Thankfully, you don't have to, though. Contact our office to schedule your free case evaluation today. 

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