An airbag is a safety restraint system installed in vehicles in order to help you stay safe in the event of a crash. It works in tandem with seat belts. It consists of crash sensors, an electronic control unit (ECU) and airbag modules, which contain inflators and folded bags.
When a Defective Airbag Leads to Injury
Although airbags are intended to save lives, if there is a defect in the design or manufacturing of it, it could end up injuring someone’s life. While most of the time they do the job they are designed to, there have been instances over the past couple of decades where serious or fatal injuries have been caused by them.
In fact, airbags were so prone to causing injury that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) made an interim rule in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century to mandate that all vehicles must be assembled with an airbag that is featured with advanced technology.
Some of the serious or fatal injuries caused by an airbag are due to defects in it, such as too much pressure or it malfunctions. Improper assembly or installation of the airbag can also lead to a defective airbag injury.
Injuries from a defective airbag can include:
traumatic brain injury;
loss of vision; and
Contact a Philadelphia defective product lawyer if you believe that a manufacturing defect is the cause of your or a loved one’s injuries.
Compensation from a Defective Airbag Injury
You may be entitled to compensation for the injuries sustained. Your economic losses may be reimbursed:
current and future medical bills;
current and future lost income;
earning potential (if unable to return to work); and
burial and funeral expenses.
You may also be entitled to non-economic losses which address pain and suffering, loss of companionship, mental anguish and more. Talking with a Philadelphia defective product lawyer is the best way to learn what types of compensation may be available.
Liability for a defective airbag injury may be found with the manufacturer of the vehicle and/or airbag, engineer, designer or the dealership. In some cases there may be more than one party found responsible.
A lawyer will help you through what can be a very time-consuming and complicated process. Do not delay in seeking legal counsel from a lawyer who has experience with defective product claims.
Help for a Defective Airbag Injury
If you have been severely injured by a defective product, you shouldn’t have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person’s negligence. Contact a Philadelphia defective product lawyer today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case – 1-877-944-8396.
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