When purchasing a vehicle, buyers typically consider the available safety features, and one of the most important features is the number of airbags. Since the late 1990s, front-seat airbags have been required in passenger vehicles. Airbags save lives and prevent some injuries, but they may also cause other injuries.
An airbag comes out of the car with great force during a collision. A crash sensor causes an ignitor to produce a gas that causes the airbag to deploy.
There are three essential parts to an airbag that make it work:
Some of the common injuries that airbags can cause include:
Airbags are designed to lower the risk of injury in some collisions, but it is impossible to reduce the risk to zero. Additionally, airbags may cause injuries during a car crash.
If you’ve been hurt, then you need to know who was liable for your injuries and who should pay for your damages. For example, a manufacturing defect may cause your airbag injuries. In that case, the car manufacturer should pay for your airbag injuries. However, if the airbag deployed properly and you were hurt because of another driver’s negligence, then that driver is responsible for all of your injuries, including any injuries that occurred because of a properly functioning airbag.
Our experienced car accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case to identify all potential defendants and help you get the compensation you deserve. Your recovery may include compensation for past and future medical bills, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other damages in a successful car crash case.
If you have been involved in an Illinois, Iowa, or Wisconsin car accident we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are happy to meet with you in any of our 11 Midwest offices, by videoconference, phone, or in your home or hospital room. Contact us any time by phone, live chat, or contact form to schedule your free case evaluation.