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Airbags can cause Serious Injury

As motor vehicle technology progresses, cars are coming equipped with newer and more effective safety features. Options such as airbags, rear facing cameras, anti-lock brakes, and safety belts have now become standard in many vehicles. While these safety features achieve their goal of making vehicles safer, sometimes they malfunction and cause serious injuries. Anyone injured by a malfunctioning safety device in a vehicle should contact an experienced Corinth personal injury attorney as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping people injured in accidents recover, and work hard to get our clients the compensation they deserve.

Airbags are one of the more dangerous safety features available in modern cars. Even when airbags operate as intended, they have the potential to cause injury. Airbags can deploy with tremendous force and can cause injuries such as burns or facial fractures. When these devices malfunction, people who are injured may be able to bring a lawsuit against the airbag manufacturer or another party responsible for the malfunction. Examples of injuries caused by malfunctioning airbags include:

  • Severe burns
  • Serious fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Puncture wounds from debris
  • Concussions
  • Neck injuries
  • Whiplash

Determining whether the injuries caused by airbag entitle a person to file a claim is a very fact-specific inquiry, and anyone who has suffered such injuries should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. In addition, be certain to have your injuries looked at by a medical professional in order to ensure that they are both properly documented and treated.

Contact a Corinth personal injury lawyer for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured by an airbag, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Personal injury claims in Georgia are governed by a strict statute of limitations, so any delay in filing may jeopardize your ability to recover. Potential damages available in a personal injury case include compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, or property damage, among others. In order to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia