While most individuals understand that it is important to exercise caution when behind the wheel to prevent accidents, most people realize that some accidents may be unavoidable, especially if other drivers are behaving in a reckless or negligent manner. In the event of a collision, persons riding in the vehicle often rely on safety features like seatbelts and airbags to help lessen the impact and prevent serious injuries.
If an airbag is defective or if there is a flaw with the design or installation, drivers and passengers alike may suffer severe injuries that can have lasting effects on their health and well-being. If the vehicle’s airbag systems are defective, the injured parties may be eligible for compensation for pain, suffering, and other damages. For more information on vehicle defects and car accidents, contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, S.C at 800-242-2874 today.
Commonly Reported Airbag Defects
Individuals may suffer serious injuries if:
- The vehicle’s airbag fails to deploy in the event of an accident
- The airbag deploys when it should not, causing an accident
- Airbags deploy late in a collision
- Burns are caused by airbag inflation
- Airbag inflation causes excessive force
Persons who have suffered serious injuries as a result of an airbag defect may find that they are unable to support themselves and may be forced to pay out-of-pocket for certain expenses related to treatment and recovery. In such cases, the manufacturer of the vehicle or airbag may be liable.
If you have suffered serious injury due to a defective airbag, contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss the facts of your case.