There are millions of car accidents each year in the United States. Many of these accidents cause airbags to be deployed. In recent years, car safety procedures have developed to the point that airbags are now a standard and necessary feature. They are designed to deploy in the event of minimal impact on the car so that they can offer the most possible protection.
Unfortunately, there are many ways that airbags can lead to injuries. The most basic would be not deploying in the event of a crash. They are placed in the steering wheel, dashboard, and on the sides of cars in an effort to protect all passengers. When they do not work properly, passengers can be thrown forward, hitting the steering wheel, windshield, dashboard, or sides of the car with incredible force.
Also, if an airbag deploys too late, not only will it not provide necessary padding on impact, but it could also injure the passenger simply by deploying itself. Airbags come out of the steering wheel or dashboard at very high speeds and can actually cause broken bones or severe bruising when they make contact with passengers.
Also, it is important to either turn off the airbag or not place toddlers and children in the front seat with an airbag because they can be injured, not protected, by these safety devices.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of an airbag deployment or malfunction, you may be entitled to damages. For more information, contact the car accident injury lawyers of the Law Office of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C. by calling 727-441-9030.