Airbag Injury Lawsuit Funding

Did You Suffer An Airbag Injury In A Car Wreck?

TriMark Legal Funding provides low-cost, risk-free pre-settlement funding on airbag injuries nationwide.

Settlement Funding on Airbag Injury Lawsuits

TriMark is one of America’s foremost car accident legal funding companies. We provide low-cost lawsuit cash advances on serious airbag injuries nationwide.


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It’s a painful truth but in a car accident, even properly-working airbags can hurt you.

An airbag injury is an unfortunate consolation prize that many car accident victims get to walk away with. Of course, that’s in addition to the obvious benefit of being able to walk away.

If you were injured by an airbag in an auto accident, you may have missed work, or been unable to return to work while you recovered.

If you’ve fallen behind on your bills, a car accident loan could be just what you need to get your finances all caught up again.

Legal funding can help injured plaintiffs regain control of their finances so they can keep their heads above water until their attorneys finish negotiating their settlement.

✔️ Were you in a car accident and got injured by an airbag?

✔️ Are you represented by a contingent fee attorney?

✔️ Do you need money for bills and can’t wait until your case settles?

If you can answer yes to all three, you might qualify for a lawsuit advance from TriMark Legal Funding. And if you do, you could receive cash in as little as 4 hours after you are approved.

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    Airbag Injury Lawsuit Loan FAQ

    ❓ Does TriMark offer legal funding on airbag injuries?

    Yes, as long as:

    ❇️  You are represented by a contingent fee attorney
    ❇️  There is clear liability against a sufficiently-insured defendant.

    ❓ Do you offer lawsuit funding on all airbag injury cases?

    No. We do not offer funding on minor injury-only cases.

    “Minor injury” refers to cases where the only, or the most serious, injury is bruising, scuffs, scrapes, minor lacerations, whiplash, concussions, sprains, strains, migraines, difficulty breathing, ringing in the ears, and other things of that nature.

    If you’re not sure, you can always call us at (877) 932-2628.

    ❓ Do you offer cash advances on defective airbag lawsuits?

    Generally speaking, yes. But sometimes it depends.

    On individual defective product lawsuits, as long as your attorney can provide the required case documentation, we can offer lawsuit funding with no problems.

    For pending mass tort litigation, it’s going to depend on the status of the litigation and that can change over time.

    For settled cases, regardless of whether it’s an individual case or mass tort, if you have signed a claim release and are simply waiting to receive your payment, we can offer settled case funding up to 50% of your net settlement award.

    If you have a defective airbag injury lawsuit, you can call us at (877) 932-2628 and after answering a couple of questions, we’ll be able to tell you if your case qualifies for funding.

    ❓ Do you offer airbag injury funding in my state?

    We currently offer lawsuit cash advances in all but about four states in the United States. In addition, some states have minimum funding requirements or other limitations.

    You can visit the States We Serve for more information or you can call us at (877) 932-2628 and we can tell you if your case is eligible for funding.


    Airbags can deploy at speeds up to 200 MPH. As a result, airbag injuries are common.

    Airbag Injuries

    An airbag injury is usually caused by one of two things:

    1. A car accident
    2. A defective airbag

    Properly-Working Airbags

    If you were injured in a car accident and you got beat up by a properly-working airbag, you probably have a car accident lawsuit.

    This includes the cringe-worthy “feet on dashboard airbag injury” types of lawsuits.

    Defective or Improperly-Working Airbags

    If your injuries were caused by a defective or improperly-working airbag, meaning it either deployed when it wasn’t supposed to, didn’t deploy when it was supposed to, malfunctioned, or deployed incorrectly, you probably have a defective product or product liability lawsuit or possibly a wrongful death lawsuit.

    To keep things interesting, there are also two different categories of defective airbag litigation:

    Aren’t Airbags Are Supposed To Protect Us?

    Airbag injuries are not uncommon.

    A properly functioning airbag will inflate in 15 to 50 ms. For comparison, that is between 3 and 10 times FASTER than a human being’s mind is capable of generating and then acting on a thought.

    In other words, in about 1/20th the time it takes a properly-seatbelted person to blink their eyes, the airbag has already exploded up to 18 inches into their abdomen and face at a velocity of up to 200 MPH.

    Depending on where a person’s head, body, hands, and arms were and what they were doing at the instant the airbag deployed, it stands to reason that some injuries are going to happen.

    How Fast Is 200 MPH?

    That’s an interesting question. Most people will live their entire lives and never stop to think what would happen if they got hit with something moving at 200 MPH.

    • Imagine a major league baseball player “swingin’ for the fences” with a bat at full-force (70 MPH) aimed at a stationary object, say, a pumpkin, for example. Can you visualize it? Now triple the speed. What do you think happens to the pumpkin?

    • Not a baseball fan? Okay, then imagine a NASCAR race car screaming around the track as fast as it can go. Now visualize what happens when Mr. Race Car meets Mr. Pumpkin.

    That is 200 MPH. That’s how fast an airbag could be moving when it deploys.

    Common Airbag Injuries Include:

    • Asthma attack or lung irritation caused by chemicals released during airbag deployment
    • Blunt force trauma injuries
    • Brain swelling
    • Broken arms, hands, wrists, and skull
    • Broken ribs
    • Bruising in areas that came into contact with the airbag
    • Burns to the face, arms, hands, and legs
    • Concussions
    • Cuts, abrasions, and lacerations
    • Eye damage, including temporary or permanent blindness
    • Facial fractures and injuries
    • Hand injuries including sprained fingers and wrists
    • Head and brain injuries
    • Hearing loss
    • Internal bleeding
    • Internal organ damage including lacerations to the heart, liver, lungs, and spleen
    • Neck injuries
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Spine injuries, including broken vertabrae and bulging or herniated discs
    • Whiplash

    At TriMark Legal Funding, we provide non-recourse pre-settlement funding and settled case funding to seriously injured plaintiffs throughout the United States, often in 24 hours or less.

    Have Questions?
    Call and speak with one of our funding experts today.

    How Airbag Injury Lawsuit Loans Work

    TriMark Legal Funding specializes in helping personal injury accident victims.
    Our non-recourse legal funding is a simple 3-step process:

    1. Apply for Funding

    You can either apply online or call us toll-free at (877) 932-2628. We’ll answer all of your questions and gather some basic facts about your case.

    2. Review & Approval

    Our team will work directly with your attorney to review your case. Approvals can happen as quickly as 1 hour after receipt of all required information.

    3. Receive Cash

    A funding agreement is sent via DocuSign. After signed copies are returned, your cash is sent to you by wire transfer or FedEx Overnight.

    More Resources About Feet on the Dashboard Accidents

    Although airbags are designed to protect us, even when used properly, airbag injuries happen often.

    They can be invaluable in preventing deaths and serious injuries in high-speed collisions. Sometimes, however, especially in low-speed impact crashes, an airbag deployment often creates injuries where there otherwise wouldn’t be any.

    Our blog has an ever-expanding trove of excellent articles where you can learn more.

    Here are a few examples:

    See All of Our Articles About Airbag Injuries

    Airbag Injury Statistics

    NHTSA estimates that as of 2017, 50,457 lives have been saved by frontal airbags (National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 2020).

    In frontal crashes, front airbags reduce driver fatalities by 29 percent and fatalities of front-seat passengers age 13 and older by 32 percent (Kahane, 2015). NHTSA estimates that the combination of an airbag plus a lap and shoulder belt reduces the risk of death in frontal crashes by 61 percent, compared with a 50 percent reduction for belts alone and a 34 percent reduction for airbags alone.

    NHTSA estimates that as of 2012, 2,252 lives have been saved by side airbags (Kahane, 2015).

    Side airbags with head protection reduce a car driver’s risk of death in driver-side crashes by 37 percent and an SUV driver’s risk by 52 percent (McCartt & Kyrychenko, 2007).

    Source: https://www.iihs.org/topics/airbags#lives-saved-by-airbags

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    Apply For An Airbag Injury Lawsuit Loan Now

    Lawsuit Funding FAQ Apply Now

    It’s fast, free, and easy to qualify for airbag injury pre-settlement funding.

    At a minimum, all you need to qualify is that you must:

    • Have received significant injuries
    • Be represented by a contingent-fee attorney
    • Have clear liability against a sufficiently-insured defendant

    Isn’t it finally time for you to take back control of your finances?

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    Latest Developments in Airbag Injury Litigation…

    A woman has shared the horrific injuries she sustained in a car crash after her airbag didn't deploy. Anasa, from the U.K., uploaded a graphic video to TikTok where she showed off her injuries, including a swollen head and two black eyes. The 21-year-old added "warning, graphic content" to the images, as the montage of clips shows her black-and-blue face, with bloodshot eyes she can barely open. The video, shared on Tuesday, amassed nearly nine million views, as people were shocked at the extent of her bruising. After her video blew up on TikTok, the Brit shared a storytime, explaining the backstory to her injuries. She told followers: "In April last year I had a car accident, and my airbag didn't go off so my … Read more
    One of the fastest slapshots in hockey was clocked at 175 km/h, at the 2020 AHL All-Star Weekend. Good thing then, that hockey players wear pads and helmets to protect themselves from such projectiles. Now, can you imagine getting hit by something clocking in at nearly twice that speed? Believe it or not, most airbags explode – or “deploy”, if you prefer – at a velocity of up to 322 km/h. Airbags are standard safety equipment in modern vehicles. They deploy in a split second to cushion your head and body in case of a collision. And they work as intended – provided you’re seated correctly. Putting your feet on the dashboard may be comfortable, but that won’t help an airbag protect your life – it may even endanger it. Safety equipment can’t be dangerous, can it? “Although airbags are part of the vehicle’s overall safety system, they deploy with… Read more
    The Daily Mail reported a woman in Wales had her feet on the dashboard when the car she was riding in was involved in a motor vehicle crash. When the airbag deployed, she suffered the injuries seen in the x-ray (right). Her right femur was dislocated and protruding through the skin of her medial thigh. Her left femur was also broken. The police sergeant who released the photo called the injuries “horrific.” Other stories said authorities used the term “life changing.” In Ireland, a woman had her feet on the dashboard when the car her boyfriend was driving skidded and struck a wall. The airbag pushed her knees back which broke nearly every bone in her face and caused a cerebrospinal fluid leak. A few months after the injury, her infected frontal bone became infected and had to be removed resulting in the what you see. And wear your seat… Read more
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    Whenever Audra Tatum, of Walker County, Georgia used to get into the passenger seat of a car, she'd immediately prop her feet up against the dashboard. "My husband would tell me, 'If we have a wreck, it's going to break your leg,'" Tatum told NewsChannel 9. "I dismissed him." But on a quick drive to her parents to pick up their two sons in 2015, another car T-boned Tatum and her husband. "When the airbag exploded, it pushed my foot up into my face," Tatum said. The force broke not only her ankle and femur, but also her nose and shoulder. This wasn't just a freak accident. According to a Facebook post by the Chattanooga Fire Department, airbags deploy between 100 and 220 mph. "If you ride with your feet on the dash and you're involved in an accident, the airbag may send your knees through your eye sockets," the… Read more
    A woman is speaking out to warn others about the dangers of putting your feet up on the dashboard after she was left without a forehead for two years. Gráinne Kealy was just 22 when a car she was in skidded on some black ice and hit a wall; her feet were propped up on the dashboard, over the airbag, and were forced back into her face – breaking almost every bone in her face. Speaking about the crash, which took place on 16 December 2006, Gráinne said: "My boyfriend at the time was driving us through Borris-in-Ossory in County Laois to do a bit of Christmas shopping and I had my feet on the dashboard. It wasn't something I normally did, but I had new shoes on so I knew I wouldn't leave dirty marks on the dashboard. "My feet were on top of the airbag and, I know… Read more
    After I started driving as a teen, and into my 20s, I had a horrible habit I didn’t even realize was dangerous. Whenever I was driving, I’d put my foot up on the seat so my knee was bent. It was a way for me to stretch out on my long commute to work, and felt so much better than just having my foot on the floor. The problem was that my knee was smack dab in front of the airbag. And if I was a passenger, my feet would always end up on the dashboard while I read, which is even worse. I never put two and two together until someone told me how dangerous this was. Because airbags deploy at between 100 and 220 miles per hour, if you’re in an accident, you could end up with broken legs — or worse. Last year Tennessee’s Chattanooga Fire Department… Read more
    As soon as Audra Tatum would hop into the passenger seat of a car, the mother of three from Walker County, Georgia, would lean back and relax with her feet up on the dashboard. Her husband warned her about the dangerous habit, but Tatum didn't care — it was comfortable. "All my life I had my legs crossed and my foot on the dash," Tatum told CBS News. "My husband always told me, 'You're going to get in a wreck someday, and you're going to break your legs.'" Tatum assured him he was wrong. "I'll put my foot down in time," she would always reply. But two years ago, on August 2, 2015, Tatum's perspective changed completely. The couple was heading to her parents' house about 4 miles away to pick up her two sons when a car pulled in front of her husband and they T-boned him. Everyone was… Read more
    A Florida woman who was injured by a Takata airbag during a slow speed crash has died from her injuries. The 2014 crash left Patricia Mincey with catastrophic injuries. She died this week and her lawyer says the lawsuit against Takata and Honda will continue. Mincey was an active retiree turned quadriplegic following the slow speed crash. The 2001 Honda Civic she was in collided with an SUV. The family blamed the woman's injuries on an exploding Takata air bag. The crash happened four days before the initial recall involving Honda vehicles in Florida and California. Her attorney, Palm Beach Gardens attorney Theodore J. Leopold of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, released the following statement: “We are immensely saddened by the death of Patricia Mincey, who suffered grave injuries when the Takata airbag in her Honda vehicle violently deployed in a minor accident. For two years, Ms. Mincey suffered… Read more
    We have all seen it before. You are cruising right down the road, and it immediately catches your attention. There is a female passenger in another vehicle with her feet up on the dash.  Imagine the horror if someone did this to your brand new vehicle! The nightmare came true for both Bob and Carol. They were running errands around town and Carol put her foot up on the glistening dash of Bob’s new SUV. Holding back his true thoughts, Bob politely says, “Honey, please get your foot off of my new dash.” Carol replies, “I am just admiring my new pedicure like you’ve been admiring your new SUV.” As the conversation heats up, Bob becomes distracted while making a left hand turn at a four-way intersection and fails to yield to an oncoming vehicle. Distracted as well, Carol still has her foot on the dash at the time of… Read more
    When Susan Hayes, 29, skidded off the road into a drainage ditch in June, the air bag in her Mazda Miata slammed into her head and broke her neck. The 5-foot-2-inch Baltimore woman spent six weeks in a coma and eight weeks in intensive care. She says she was wearing a seat belt in the crash. "Without the air bag, I would have walked away," she said last week. Her 4-year-old son was belted in the front passenger seat — which did not have an air bag — and did walk away. While the risk that air bags pose to children has attracted national attention, that danger has overshadowed the fact that bags also can injure and kill adults, particularly short women. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has warned for some time that women, especially those over 70 who may be frail, are among the adults most at… Read more

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