When they work properly, airbags are a lifesaving technology that can keep
you from being seriously injured or killed in a car accident. But what
happens when the technology we trust to protect us doesn’t work
like it’s supposed to because it is defective? If you’ve been
following the news over the past year, you’ve probably heard about
what the NHTSA is calling “the largest and most complex safety recall
in U.S. history,” affecting tens of millions of vehicles made by
19 different automakers. This particular recall involves a defect in which
the air bag inflators could explode during airbag deployment, sending
razor-sharp shrapnel directly at vehicle occupants. This defect has caused
numerous injuries and deaths.
Other dangerous airbag defects include:
- Failure to deploy in a crash
- Accidental deployment
- Late deployment
You May Be Owed Compensation
Defective airbags can cause injuries or death if they deploy at the wrong
time or fail to deploy at all. These injuries can include head and neck
injuries, broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, injuries to
internal organs, and more.
If you have been injured because of a defective airbag,
you are entitled to legal remedies. You may be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer
of the airbag seeking compensation for costs related to the accident.
It is a good idea to consult an experienced product liability attorney
to learn more about your rights. Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. offers free
case reviews to help you get started – feel free to call us at
(417) 855-2022 for more information on your legal options.