Airbags are designed to help save lives. They are designed to reduce the impact of a car accident. Many people are here today because an airbag deployed in time when they were involved in a car accident.
However, there have been many cases where airbags have caused more harm than good. If an airbag has a defect, then it will not be able to work properly. In some cases, the manufacturers have hid the flaws in the airbags.
Manufacturers that put people at risk need to be held accountable for their actions and negligence. Many people who have been hurt in a car accident due to a defective airbag opt to hire a car accident attorney.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident because your car’s air bags did not deploy then you may be entitled to a settlement to cover the medical expenses of your injuries and lost income. An experienced car accident attorney can assist you in maximizing your settlement.
Common Examples of Airbag Failure
Failure to Deploy
Side and front airbags are designed to deploy as soon as a collision occurs. However, there are some cases when the airbag may fail to deploy. The victim can suffer a serious injury if the airbag fails to deploy. The victim may end up colliding with the windshield, steering wheel or another part of the car.
If the airbag deploys late, then a person can still be seriously injured. There are several signs that suggest the airbag may have deployed late. Bent steering wheels may indicate that the airbag has deployed. There may also be contact marks on the steering wheel.
The first airbags were known for deploying with too much force. A person who is hurt by an overpowered airbag may suffer catastrophic injuries. Some people have also suffered fatal injuries.
An airbag may deploy when there is a minor impact. The airbag may also deploy when there is no accident. An airbag that is deployed at an inappropriate time can cause injuries.
What Are Some Examples of Safety Defects in An Airbag?
- Faulty crash sensors-A faulty crash sensor can cause the airbag to inflate at an inappropriate time. The airbag may also not inflate at all.
- Improper inflation path
- Overly powerful inflators
- Failure to crash test dummies-Many manufactures do not use crash dummies to test airbags.
- No internal tethers
Common Injuries Due to Defective Air Bags:
- Severe head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
It is a good idea for you to contact a car accident attorney if you have been hurt due to a failed airbag. You have a right to get compensation, and we can help you get the funds that you deserve. The auto industry issues several warnings and recalls each year due to defective airbags.
Although the auto industry is able to successfully recall thousands of airbags each year, it is too late for some people. That is why it is important for you to get in touch with a lawyer. You will not only be able to get funds for your own injuries, but you will also be able to bring a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the airbag.
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