An airbag is designed to protect, not harm you. Nevertheless, each year in the United States, airbag faults and defective airbags that fail to deploy are the cause of serious airbag injuries, permanent blindness and wrongful death.
At Bernheim Dolinsky Kelley, we take issue with vehicle manufacturers who produce dangerous and defective products. We believe that safety features should be thoroughly tested and evaluated before being offered to the consumer.
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident involving airbag faults, you may have many questions about filing a product liability claim.
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Airbag Faults – Deployment Problems
Since their introduction as safety measures, airbags have been recorded as the cause of a number of very serious accidents. These can happen when an airbag:
Airbag Faults – Failing to Deploy
Sometimes airbag injuries are due to the simple fact that the airbag failed to deploy. This can occur in:
Common Airbag Injuries
Injuries due to airbag faults usually occur when the airbag is being deployed. Because airbags are often released at high speed, a poorly designed airbag can cause serious airbag injuries when a victim:
Due to the angle of airbag release, severe eye injuries are common in airbag accidents.
In addition, airbag accident victims have been admitted to hospital with facial abrasions, broken jaws, broken necks and chemical burns. Airbags have also been the cause of a number of deaths.
Compensation for Airbag Injury Claims
When testing an airbag for safety, an auto manufacturer should be using crash dummies with “eye ball models”. This allows them to see if they have designed the shape correctly, if they are deploying their airbag at the proper angle and if there are further measures they can take to prevent an airbag injury.
Unfortunately, not all auto manufacturers take the time to test their products adequately. Regardless of whether they consciously knew about an airbag defect, manufacturers may still be responsible for paying compensation to airbag accident victims if they were remiss in their duty.
Contact an Airbag Injury Lawyer for a Free Case Evaluation
At Bernheim Dolinsky Kelley, our experienced defective product lawyers will help you decide whether you can file a product liability claim against an auto manufacturer or a collision shop for an airbag accident. Our law firm has a team of experienced product liability lawyers around the country who are equipped to handle complex cases both large and small.
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