Airbag Accidents and Injuries

"Passenger safety" is still one of the big selling points in automobile marketing today, and airbags may well be the most important passenger safety feature developed in the past several decades. Yet, airbags are not all that safe. While they do save lives, airbag accidents, airbag injuries and airbag deaths occur with surprising frequency. Airbag injuries can result from faulty design or manufacture, and in particular from defects that result in airbags deploying too early, too late or not at all. Airbag injuries can also occur if the device deploys in a low-speed crash that would have caused no injuries, except for the airbags themselves through their sudden explosion and the chemicals that causes them to explode. An Experienced Florida Personal Injury Lawyer in this field will advance the costs and expenses necessary to successfully litigate these cases.

Airbag Defects as a Cause of Airbag Accidents and Airbag Injuries

Given how complicated airbags are, and how many vehicles with airbags are on the road (177 million in 2006), airbag defects are bound to cause airbag accidents and airbag injuries. An airbag that does not deploy when it is supposed to can cause more airbag injuries and airbag deaths than those that do deploy. An Experienced Florida Injury Lawyer in this topic will fight and fight and fight for you.

As airbag accidents and airbag injuries have increased, the NHTSA has responded by requiring automobile manufacturers to install "smart" airbags, which were designed to reduce airbag accidents, airbag injuries and airbag deaths by adapting to a variety of occupant sizes and positions, as well as to different vehicle speeds and crash angles. However, even after these standards were implemented, airbag defects, related to design and manufacture, still are responsible for airbag accidents, injuries and deaths. A knowledgeable Florida Personal Injury Attorney in the Airbag Accident Claims subject will assist you to successfully litigate these cases.

It is likely, as several studies have shown, that more people are injured or killed from airbag defects causing the airbag not to deploy than from faulty deployment. In fact, a detailed study in 2007 by the Kansas City Star newspaper reported that over four times as many people in a six-year period suffered airbag injuries or airbag deaths by the airbags' failure to deploy as by faulty deployment. The airbag defect that causes the failure to deploy can result from many causes, including faulty airbag parts, faulty installation and faulty design. In addition, airbags are not a complete panacea; even when airbags deploy as they are supposed to, thousands of people are still injured and killed. A skilled Florida Attorney in the Airbag Accident Claims area will fight for you.

The NHTSA has issued regulations to make airbags safer and to prevent airbag injuries and accidents, but these regulations do not require manufacturers to use specific designs. They only require that relatively broad safety standards be met. This means that even if a vehicle manufacturer has complied with the safety standards, it is still possible to establish legal claims against the manufacturers and others for airbag injuries and airbag accidents resulting from design or manufacturing flaws, mistakes in installation and inadequate warnings.

Airbag Operation During Airbag Injury Accidents

Airbag injuries can be caused by how the airbag reacts in an accident and whether or not it adjusts to the size, weight and position of the occupant, and to the position of the seat.

Because airbags can deploy at speeds as high as 200 mph, the potential for injury in an airbag accident is great. If an airbag deploys too early or too late it can result in serious injuries. If the occupant comes into contact with an airbag that is still inflating, that occupant is hit with an airbag traveling at up to 200 mph. If the occupant is thrown into a bag that is already deflating, that occupant may hit the vehicle's interior instead of the fully inflated airbag. A professional Florida Personal Injury Attorney in this field will advance the costs and expenses necessary to successfully take legal action for you.

Injuries Commonly Resulting from Airbag Accidents

The list of possible airbag injuries is long. Following is a partial list of common airbag injuries caused by airbag accidents:

  • Death
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Chest injury
  • Neck and head injury
  • Internal trauma
  • Loss of sight, either temporary or permanent
  • Hearing loss, either temporary or permanent
  • Thoracic trauma
  • Amputation of fingers and thumbs
  • Lacerations
  • Concussions
  • Arm and leg fractures
  • Burns
  • Abrasions

If you have suffered an airbag injury, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages or income, and property damage.

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