Can Airbags Injure People?

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Airbags are a safety measure in vehicles that work in tandem with seat belts to minimize injury and prevent fatalities in the event of a car accident. However, sometimes airbags can also be the cause of injury—even if they function exactly like they are supposed to. 

In the case of a malfunctioning airbag in a car accident, you may be facing a case of serious injuries and even death. At Kohan & Bablove Injury Attorneys, experienced attorneys are able to determine whether injuries sustained due to airbag deployment (or lack thereof) are liable for compensation. 

How Airbags Can Malfunction

The primary purpose of the airbag is to prevent major injury by keeping the driver’s head and chest from hitting the wheel during the impact. However, airbags deploy with considerable force. Even if the airbag deploys before the driver’s head can hit the wheel, it can cause other injuries based on the force of the deployment alone. 

However, malfunction is also a major cause of injury or death due to airbag deployment.

Airbags can malfunction in many ways. Faulty sensors, damaged wiring, water damage, and a depleted car battery can all cause an airbag malfunction. Malfunctions result in airbags deploying at random, or airbags not deploying in the event of a crash. Both can result in serious injury or death.

While legal compensation may not be available for injuries resulting from a working airbag, experiencing injury due to a malfunctioning airbag is a reason to seek compensation. Your lawyer can help you determine whether your airbag is at fault and what you can do to recover. 

Common Injuries Caused by Airbags 

If you’ve been injured because an airbag deployed, you may be suffering long-term losses that take time to heal. Injuries from high-speed accidents can be devastating even when the airbag deploys, so a malfunctioning one can leave you facing severe injuries or even the death of a loved one. 

Resulting injuries from malfunctioning airbags include the following, among others: 

Unfortunately, airbags have also been responsible for the deaths of over 200 people in the U.S. and caused many other injuries. The good news is that your lawyer has the tools you need to overcome your injuries and seek compensation from the at-fault party.  

Liability for Airbag-Related Injuries 

Like everything, vehicles and their airbags have to go through layers of quality control before they hit the market. Anyone in that chain of quality control may be held accountable for these injuries. This includes the people who design, manufacture, distribute, and install both the airbags and the vehicles themselves. 

While the victim may not be able to identify who in this chain is responsible for their injuries, an attorney will be able to uncover this information. Your lawyer can then use that information to represent you in court for the funds you’re due. 

Seek Out a Lawyer After an Airbag Injury

If you or a loved one are injured due to airbag injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Kohan & Bablove Injury Attorneys will take care of the rest so that you can get the compensation you deserve without sacrificing your recovery time. 

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