Although airbags are an effective safety feature, they can be dangerous if they malfunction or are defective. If an airbag fails to deploy when needed, or employs unnecessarily, it can cause an accident or make the consequences of one far worse.
When involved in a collision, airbags are designed to deploy immediately, so as to cushion occupants’ impact. At all other times, airbags are supposed to stay safely secured within the steering wheel or side panel in which they are installed.
Defective airbags, however, may fail to deploy when needed, or deploy when not necessary, causing serious injuries to occur. Commonly reported injuries associated with defective airbags include:
- Internal bleeding or injury
- Broken or fractured bones
- Head trauma
- Contusions and bruising
- Wrongful death
If you or someone you know has suffered injury from an airbag, you deserve compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or the wrongful death of a loved one. Our Tallahassee lawyers are ready to fight for you.
If you or someone you know has been injured because of a defective or malfunctioning airbag, the vehicle’s manufacturer or distributor may be liable for your losses. Contact an automobile accident attorney from the Moye Law Firm to discuss your case with a professional who can help.
Take the first step toward justice by calling 850 224-6693 (224-MOYE) today.