Airbags were invented to protect us and minimize the injuries and impact of an automobile accident. Yes, airbags have helped save countless lives, but they can also do damage of their own.
If an airbag has been poorly designed or manufactured, the defective airbag could possibly deploy early, late, or completely fail to inflate when a crash occurs. There have also been cases of spontaneous airbag deployment, when no collision has taken place at all. Additionally, an airbag accidentally deploying in a low-speed crash can actually increase injuries.
Airbag injuries include:
- eye damage that can result in partial or total blindness
- broken bones
- chemical or friction burns
- head trauma
Breathing problems have also been reported as a result of the airbag chemicals used for instant inflation. Seek immediate medical attention if you are injured in any way. Airbag injury cases can be complex, so it is important to speak with an airbag accident lawyer about the specifics of your claim.
Call The Horwitz Law Group at (312) 641-9200 or send us an email to set up your free consultation with an airbag injury attorney.