Airbags are installed in motor vehicles to help save lives and prevent injuries in the case of an auto accident. Though airbags do successfully provide safety protections in hundreds of thousands of accidents every year, there are some instances when airbags do not function correctly and cause injuries to drivers and passengers. In some instances, defective airbags can actually cause dangerous auto accidents and resulting injuries. If you have been injured in any way and you believe your injuries are due to a malfunctioning airbag, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Fayette County for help as soon as possible.
Airbags can malfunction in several ways. First, in an accident, they may deploy incorrectly and cause additional injuries. More seriously, some airbags have been known to randomly deploy while a person is driving even though no auto accident occurred. This can be extremely dangerous as this can suddenly eliminate visibility for drivers and cause them to be involved in serious collisions. Such collisions can be particularly severe if the driver was traveling at highway speeds or in high traffic areas at the time of the random deployment.
If an airbag malfunctions because it was negligently designed, made, or installed, the company responsible for the negligence should be held liable. Victims deserve to be reimbursed for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses incurred as a result of the defective airbag.
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Cases involving malfunctioning airbags can be very complicated and may involve large companies. However, you deserve to be fully and fairly compensated for all of the injuries and losses you sustained due to the defective airbag. The experienced and dedicated personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith will fight for your rights and help you receive the settlement you deserve. If you have been injured, do not hesitate to call our office at (770) 487-8999 for help today.