When they work properly, airbags are designed to save lives and prevent terrible injuries. Airbags, however, don’t always work the way they were intended to.
Some airbags deploy when there’s no accident, others deploy too late in an accident. Some cause injuries when they deploy, putting vehicle occupants at risk of catastrophic injuries.
Recently, airbag manufacturers have been in the news for massive recalls, thanks to situations in which people suffered life-threatening harm as a result of a defective airbag.
Cutter Law P.C. attorneys are investigating lawsuits against those responsible for airbag malfunctions, including automobile manufacturers and airbag makers. We are highly experienced at motor vehicle injury lawsuits and are committed to ensuring you receive the full compensation you’re entitled to.
When airbags work as intended, they are vital to saving lives. Unfortunately, there are situations in which airbags fail to deploy properly, causing unintended injuries in vehicle passengers. Among the most common airbag injuries:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck injury
- Spinal injury
- Facial damage
- Bone fractures
- Eye injuries
- Internal lacerations
- Asthma attacks
- Internal bleeding
Various vehicle manufacturers and airbag makers face allegations that the airbags designed to protect vehicle occupants may, in fact, be putting people’s lives at risk. At least 20 people have died after the inflator in their vehicle’s airbag exploded, sending shrapnel hurtling into the vehicle’s cabin and causing catastrophic injuries.
There are a variety of ways that an airbag can improperly deploy or malfunction. In addition to exploding with too much force, there could be an issue with the crash sensor, changing the timing of the airbag deploying. Among the ways an airbag might malfunction:
- It may deploy too slowly
- It may deploy when an accident has not occurred
- It might not deploy when a crash has occurred
- It might deploy in a minor crash
Any time an airbag malfunctions the people in the vehicle are put at risk of a serious, life-threatening injury. Airbags perform a vital, life-saving function, but when they are defective or fail to work properly the results can be catastrophic. Even if you survive an airbag malfunction, you could suffer permanent injury.
If you have been in an accident in which an airbag has deployed or failed to deploy, it’s important you seek medical attention immediately. A doctor can diagnose any injuries and begin a treatment plan to increase the chances of a successful recovery.
Airbag Injury Lawyers
At Cutter Law P.C., our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about car accident injuries and car accident lawsuits. We’ve represented clients in a wide range of automotive accidents, and have expertise in handling complex litigation. Our airbag accident lawyers are committed to advocating for your rights and ensuring you receive any compensation you’re entitled to. We can help you and your loved ones if you’ve been affected by a defective airbag.
Contact us today online or phone us for a no-obligation consultation. An airbag injury attorney in Sacramento and Oakland are available to discuss your legal options and explain your rights.