A La Porte woman was severely injured when the airbags on her 2013 Hyundai Genesis failed to deploy after being struck in an auto collision. The lawsuit arises out of the events that took place in September 2019. Plaintiff, then 68, was traveling on W. Fairmont Parkway in Harris County, Texas, when she was struck by a driver who ran a red light. The impact of the collision caused her vehicle to spin out of control, coming to rest only after hitting a concrete light pole. As a result, Plaintiff sustained serious injuries and was transported to Clear Lake Regional Hospital via EMS.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2019, as many as 12.3 million late-model cars may have defective airbags that won’t deploy in a crash. These staggering figures have caused investigations across six different automakers.
As early as 2012, Hyundai has been active over the years in recalls due to airbag issues. As an integral part of any motor vehicle, airbags save countless lives on a daily basis. Automakers should be held accountable when they place vehicles into the stream of commerce in an unreasonably dangerous condition.
Mo Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner represents the Plaintiff in this case.