Airbag Safety Precautions
Though there is no question that airbags have greatly improved automobile safety, these devices are forceful, and can cause injury. Because of this, it is important that you know how an airbag behaves so you can lessen the likelihood of suffering needless, additional harm in the event of a car accident. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done to prepare for the presence of an airbag defect or malfunction.
If you have been harmed as a direct result of a defective or malfunctioning airbag, it may be in your best interest to consider filing a civil lawsuit in the matter. For assistance, contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 to discuss your potential case with a skilled and experienced lawyer.
Being prepared for your airbag to deploy and being aware of what the experience will be like can help to provide some additional protection. The following cannot guarantee your safety, but they can help to improve your circumstance in the event that your airbag deploys:
- Wear your seatbelt
- Put children in the backseat
- Do not sit too close to the steering wheel or dashboard
- Tilt your steering wheel downward, so it is not aimed at your face
In the United States, airbag designs assume that a vehicle’s occupants are wearing seat belts. As a result, there is much more force behind this inflation than in the case of an airbag that meets international standards. Some newer models, however, can alter the force with which an airbag is deployed based on whether or not someone is wearing a seatbelt.
For information about your legal rights if you have been harmed due to a defective or malfunctioning airbag, contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.