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Investigation into airbag recall and how it can affect liability

When there is a car accident in Dallas, one of the most important aspects of the accident investigation is determining why it happened. There can be many reasons for an auto accident. For those who have been injured in a car accident, the investigation and how the crash happened and understanding how injuries were suffered can make a vast difference when there is a legal filing and a decision is made regarding liability.

It's been a frequent item in the news that multiple car manufacturers have been forced to stage recalls for issues with their airbags. While the idea behind these recalls was to repair the issue that has caused danger to the drivers of the vehicles, Nissan is again under investigation by the United States safety regulators as to whether almost one million vehicles that had been recalled were fixed properly. These vehicles were recalled in 2013 and 2014 to fix a sensor that might cause the airbag to malfunction in the event of a car accident. There have been complaints that the vehicles computers don't differentiate between an adult and child. If it is a child in the seat, the deployment of the airbag can be dangerous. The vehicles involved include the 2013-2014 Leaf, Altima, Pathfinder SUV and the Sentra. From 2014, the Q50 SUV and Infiniti QX60 are part of this investigation.

Those who have been hurt in a car accident might not realize that the actual vehicle itself and its design could have played a role in the injuries. If a person lost a family member and was simply under the impression that the fatality was due to the crash and not a problem with the vehicle, then they might not be pursuing the proper avenue for litigation to be compensated. Medical costs, lost wages and the need for long-term care are all problems that those who have been hurt might have to face. With a death, the family will be without a loved one and possible breadwinner in the household.

While it's still unknown as to whether this new investigation into Nissan has resulted in any injuries to people in the vehicles, those who have been hurt in a crash with one of the above-listed vehicles need to be aware of the possibility. Discussing a possible legal filing with a qualified legal professional is an important aspect to having a comprehensive legal case.

Source: Time, "Almost 1 Million Nissan Air-Bag Recalls Probed by U.S. Safety Officials," Kevin McSpadden, Mar. 23, 2015

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