Motor vehicle accidents injure thousands of Georgians each year. In recent years, vehicle manufactures have increased vehicle safety, often making multiple airbags standard in their cars and trucks in an effort to reduce the risk of injury in the event of a collision. Unfortunately, sometimes the very devices meant to keep us safe end up causing injury themselves. When airbags malfunction or cause injury, victims may be able to recover from the airbag malfunction. One of the personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you determine whether you have claim.
Types of Airbag Malfunctions
There are many ways that airbags can cause injury. They are deployed by small explosive charges, which have the potential to cause burns and other injuries. Some of the more common injuries caused by airbags include the following:
- Facial fractures
- Spinal injuries
- Neck injuries
- Chemical inhalation
- Emotional trauma
Sometimes, airbags deploy in the absence of a collision, potentially causing an accident or injuries to drivers of passengers. In these types of cases, establishing that and airbag malfunctioned is a fairly straightforward issue. In other cases, however, an airbag will deploy in conjunction with an accident. Determining whether injuries are the result of a faulty airbag or an accident can be a very fact specific inquiry and can require significant investigation. As a result, it is advisable for anyone injured in an accident in which airbags deployed to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine whether you may have a claim.
Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured by an airbag, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Potential damages available in a case arising from a malfunctioning or defective airbag include compensation for pain and suffering, lost income, disability, and loss of future earnings. The Coweta County personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping victims of airbag injuries recover. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please call our office today at (770) 487-8999.