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Airbags are automobile security features meant to protect motorists in case of an accident. Regrettably, they can be unsafe when they do not work as planned. If you are dealing with airbag injuries in Austin, Texas, our Austin airbag injury lawyers can help you hold the responsible parties accountable.
At FVF Law, our personal injury lawyers know the difficulties you’re experiencing after a car accident. Airbags cause numerous injuries and deaths in vehicle collisions in Austin and throughout Texas.
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Airbags are security features that protect drivers and passengers in the event of a collision. However, they can do more harm than good if there are malfunctions.
There are requirements that vehicle occupants must abide by to ensure that airbags function appropriately. Airbags are called an SRS, or supplementary restraint system, and should be used in conjunction with seatbelts.
Airbags are intended to strike the chest if an accident forces the body to lunge forward. It is important for passengers and drivers to be in an upright position with both feet on the floor of the vehicle and as far from the airbag as practical. Keep in mind that kids are significantly safer in the rear seat.
When a collision occurs, sensors in the car determine when the airbags should deploy. When this happens, the airbag deploys quickly, fills with nitrogen gas, strikes the driver and passenger, and then deflates.
Airbags inflate violently and instantly, just milliseconds after a collision. If a deployment doesn’t go as planned, this could result in severe harm and even death.
Defective airbags typically have design problems or manufacturing flaws, such as:
Another factor in most airbag-related injuries is the inability to deactivate airbags when the risks outweigh the benefits. For instance, certain adults who are pregnant or have health issues could sustain injuries that airbags could dramatically increase.
Due to the speed at which the bag deploys, problems that occur when it deploys, and the chemical agents used, airbags are to blame for numerous injuries and fatalities.
Airbag injuries include:
Additionally, the chemicals employed in airbag production have the ability to burn skin and harm the respiratory system.
All cars are required to have airbags as a safety feature. If an airbag malfunctions or fails to deploy, numerous parties may be held responsible.
It is the duty of automakers to make sure that all airbags in their vehicles are fully functional and error-free. Prior to being made available to consumers, vehicles should undergo thorough testing. The airbag’s maker and supplier could also be held accountable for the flaws.
After deploying, airbags need to be replaced. Texas car dealers who knowingly sell cars with airbags that have already deployed might be held responsible for any injuries sustained in an accident.
Depending on the particulars of each case, others might be held accountable. For instance, the at-fault party in the collision may be required to cover damages for any injuries brought on by an airbag that operated as intended.
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You’re dealing with enough right now. How to address your legal predicament should be the last thing on your mind. Let FVF Law handle that. We are experienced in dealing with insurance providers, manufacturers, and anyone else who might be liable for paying you damages for your airbag injuries in Austin, TX.
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