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Faulty Air Bags Could Impact Auto Accident Injury Severity

After six years of steady declines the number of traffic fatalities increased in the first nine months of 2012. A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 25,580 people died in auto accidents from January through September compared to 23,884 during the same period in 2011.

 

Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an auto accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident you should discuss your case with an accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.

 

According to a study by federal safety regulators, some air bag systems may not deploy if a car is shifted from drive to neutral or if an engine has stalled. The study showed that General Motors cars retained power for only 150 milliseconds after an engine stalled. Any accident taking place after that time would not activate the air bag system. This has led to a massive recall of 2.6 million small cars to fix the ignition switches.

 

If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia