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Multimillion Dollar Settlement for Airbag Non-Deployment

In a settlement reached following mediation, attorneys Alan M. Feldman, Daniel J. Mann, and Edward S. Goldis obtained a multimillion dollar recovery on behalf a teenage girl who suffered catastrophic brain injuries in a car accident. The plaintiff was driving in Northampton County, Pa., when her car slid off the road during a rainstorm and struck a tree broadside. The head curtain airbags and chest/thorax airbags in the vehicle failed to deploy during the accident sequence.

Feldman Shepherd attorneys immediately took custody of the vehicle, and retained some of the foremost experts in the country to investigate why the airbags failed to deploy in this accident. One of the experts, who himself was an airbag system designer, opined that the cause of the non-deployment was the improper location of sensors on the vehicle. Feldman Shepherd attorneys also retained one of the country’s leading biomechanical experts, in order to demonstrate that had the airbags deployed, the young driver would not have suffered any serious injury at all.