Airbags are a vital safety feature in modern vehicles, but when they are defective, they can do more harm than good. In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile recalls of vehicles equipped with airbag defects. These recalls have underscored the importance of airbag safety and the dangers posed by defective airbags.
Dangers Posed by Airbag Defects
Airbags are designed to deploy in the event of a collision, cushioning occupants and protecting them from impact. But when they deploy unexpectedly or with too much force, they can cause serious injuries or even death. In some cases, the deployment of a defective airbag has caused occupants to be ejected from their vehicles.
In addition to the danger posed by the deployment of defective airbags, there is also a risk that defective airbags will fail to deploy when they are needed. This can be just as dangerous as an unexpected deployment, as it leaves occupants unprotected in the event of a collision.
Legal Claims Arising from Defective Airbags
There have been a number of lawsuits filed in recent years against automakers for injuries or deaths caused by defective airbags. These lawsuits typically allege that the automaker knew or should have known about the defect and failed to take action to correct it or warn consumers. In some cases, plaintiffs have alleged that automakers concealed information about defects from consumers and regulators.
If you have been injured by a defective airbag, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. An experienced attorney can review your case and help you understand your legal rights and options.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident, you may be eligible to financial compensation. Our law firm can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. There’s no cost to speak with us, and we’re available 24/7.