While air bags are safety features that have been proven to save lives in the event of a car crash or vehicle collision, when defective, air bags can cause serious injuries and death. Our personal injury lawyers at Needle & Ellenberg, P.A., have represented injured accident victims and their families for over 30 years, and we are sincerely committed to improving the lives of our clients in the aftermath of a serious accident.
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What Happened To The Air Bag In Your Accident?
Timing and speed of deployment are critical components of air bags in motor vehicles. An air bag that deploys too soon, too late or too forcefully in a car accident can result in severe and even fatal injuries.
- Early air bag deployment: In order to avoid suffocation of the accident victim, air bags are designed to deflate rapidly once deployed. However, when a defective air bag deploys too early, the air bag deflates too soon and does not protect the individual from crashing into the steering wheel, dashboard or windshield.
- Late air bag deployment: In a collision, the vehicle occupants are thrust forward at the speed the vehicle was traveling prior to the crash. If the air bag deploys too late, the occupant will have already traveled closer to the air bag, causing the air bag to explode forcefully into the occupant’s face as it inflates. This amount of force can result in blindness or eye injuries, facial deformities and fatal injuries.
- Over-powerful air bag deployment: An air bag that is too powerful can cause more harm than good. If an auto manufacturer equips a vehicle with an over-powerful air bag, the manufacturer may be held responsible if the dangerous air bag caused serious injury or death.
Defective and dangerous products are placed on the market each day, exposing innocent consumers to harm. When defective auto parts, such as air bag deployment mechanisms, fail, we pursue accountability against the manufacturer. In addition, if the manufacturer refused to administer safety recalls when warranted, we expose their reckless disregard for the safety of consumers.
If you or a loved one was involved in a serious car accident or other motor vehicle accident, our experience investigating and pursuing claims against all responsible parties can be an asset. Contact us to discuss your right to compensation with an experienced attorney. Call (305) 530-0000 or 800-239-6682. You can also email us.