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We all understand that airbags have to deploy quickly to save lives. However, this additional layer of protection can come at a very steep price. A person’s face, especially the eyes, is vulnerable to severe airbag injuries, and anytime an airbag is activated, there is the very real chance that anyone within range can be blinded by the impact. When an airbag is triggered by an auto accident caused by a negligent driver and people suffer airbag injuries, they are entitled to seek damages against the at-fault party and his or her insurance company. An experienced Orlando auto accident attorney is essential for getting the fair and just compensation they need to recover from their injuries as well as possible.

Have you suffered an airbag injury in an auto accident and have questions about your legal options? Call 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) to schedule your free consultation!

A Very Real Risk of Blindness

A few years ago, an ophthalmology trauma team at UCLA conducted research on airbag injuries. They researched airbag injuries for two years and found that eye injuries ranged from bruising in and near the eye socket to ruptured eyeballs that were irreparable and blinded the victim for life. They also found that nearly all injury victims suffered from hyphema, or bleeding in the eyeball, and many also suffered from angle-recession glaucoma. This type of glaucoma is caused by tears in the eye’s drainage system. Since the eye’s natural fluids can no longer drain, pressure builds up in the eye and slowly destroys the victim’s sight. Victims with this condition require ongoing treatment or they suffer permanent blindness.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, airbags were developed to protect males around five feet, eight inches in height and weighing around 180 pounds. People who aren’t that tall and weigh less than that, particularly women and children, are at increased risk for serious eye and facial injuries due to the explosive force and angle of deployment.

Contact an Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer

Airbags have killed 227 people since 1990 and seriously injured thousands who struggle with blindness and disfigurement every day. If you of a close family member has suffered an airbag injury in a collision caused by a negligent driver or accidental deployment caused by a defective airbag, you may be entitled to damages to pay for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss and other hardships. Orlando car accident attorney James O. Cunningham has been helping injured people since 1977, and he is a passionate advocate for victims’ rights. Call him today at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886), schedule a free consultation, get answers to your questions and get the help you need to regain your independence.

Free Consultation

If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident, call toll-free at 1-888-FLA-Auto (1-888-352-2886).

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Rear End Car Accident:
    $3.75 Million Recovery
  • Semi-Truck Accident:
    $1.5 Million Recovery
  • Van Rollover:
    $1.2 Million Wrongful Death Recovery
  • Rear End Bus Accident:
    $775,000.00 Recovery
  • Truck Collides with Cow:
    $500,000.00 Recovery

Our Florida Offices

We have 15 convenient office locations around Central Florida to better serve our auto accident clients.

15 Florida Locations

Orange County:
Orlando, FL

236 South Lucerne Circle East
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-425-2000

Seminole County:
Lake Mary, FL

300 International Parkway #100
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County:
Kissimmee, FL

17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County:
Daytona Beach, FL

1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

Volusia County:
DeBary, FL

465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Volusia County:
Deland, FL

120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County:
Inverness, FL

110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County:
Lakeland, FL

1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Polk County:
Winter Haven, FL

325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County:
Tampa, FL

100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties:
The Villages, FL

3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County:
Mt. Dora, FL

602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Lake County:
Clermont, FL

900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County:
Titusville, FL

506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Brevard County:
Cocoa, FL

96 Willard Street, Suite 206
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373

Client Reviews

  • I was involved in a motor vehicle accident where the other driver ran a red light and my car was a total loss. I was referred to James Cunningham due to the fact that our attorney’s have been very impressed with James Cunningham’s work. This fact turned out to be very true… A Personal Injury Client
  • My car accident case was handled by Mr Cunningham and I was very pleased with how everything was done. He handles his own cases and his staff is top notch. He got me a very nice settlement without going to court. Derek
  • We contacted Jim Cunningham to help guide us through the "maize" of possible outcomes in settling with insurance companies, medical bills, and even police investigation with the accident. David
  • Cunningham worked hard was professional, supportive, diligent and always maintained contact. I am very satisfied with the service that him and his team provided. Mr Cunningham is a lawyer that will work for you. Dezhaun
  • I consulted with several attorneys, but as soon as I met James Cunningham, I knew he was the right attorney for me. He immediately expressed concern for my well-being, and his compassionate, professional manner put me at ease. Diane