Injuries from Defective Airbags
When driving or riding in a car, we believe that safety devices like seat belts and airbags will help keep us safe in the event that the vehicle is involved in an accident. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Poorly adjusted or defective components can fail to function as intended, and can even potentially cause additional injuries to the victims of an accident. When this component is an airbag, the consequences can be very serious.
While manufacturing and material defects account for a relatively low percentage of all airbag-related injuries, if you are injured by a faulty airbag system, the percentages do not mean anything. If you think you may have been injured because of a defective automotive component, it is best to consult a legal professional like the Lake Geneva personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®
When Can Airbags Hurt?
- Early deployment: The bag will start to deflate before the driver or passenger reaches it. This means that the airbag may not keep the person from slamming into the steering wheel or dashboard.
- Late deployment: The bag will still be inflating when the person’s body reaches it. Inflation takes place at speeds up to 200 miles per hour, so the airbag would hit the passenger with a huge force.
- Unnecessary deployment: If an airbag deploys in a low-severity accident, it can cause more damage than the accident would have on its own.
- No deployment: If airbags fail to deploy in a serious accident, the results can obviously be very serious, and even deadly.
If believe that you or someone you love has been hurt because of a defective airbag, the manufacturer may be found liable for your damages and injuries. To consider the possibility of filing a lawsuit, contact the Lake Geneva personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.