Defective Air Bags
When you think about car accidents, you might think the other car will injure you. A drunk driver may hit you in a head-on collision. A teen driver may be texting while driving and drift into your lane. Or, you might get hurt when your car slides on an ice patch.
But did you suffer injuries from an air bag, which is supposed to protect you in a car accident? Unfortunately for some accident victims, defective air bags can cause devastating injuries.
What Are the Types of Air Bag Defects?
There are several types of air bag defects that can hurt drivers and passengers:
- Overly Aggressive Air Bags – Overly aggressive air bags inflate too quickly (sometimes faster than 200 mph) and go too far into the rider’s or driver’s space.
- Oversized Air Bags – Oversized air bags are exactly what they sound like: bags that are too large and shoot out farther than they should.
- Untethered Air Bags – Air bags usually have tethers, which are cloth strips that are sewn on the inside of the air bags to limit their movement while they inflate. Untethered air bags don’t have the tethers and don’t limit how far the air bag reaches.
- Low Deployment Threshold – Air bags are not necessary in accidents where the collision happens at a low speed. But, when air bags have a low deployment threshold, they inflate anyway and can make the car accident more serious than it would have been otherwise.
- System Malfunctions – Defective electrical systems or sensors can cause an air bag to inflate at the wrong time, like when you’re starting your car or when you hit a pothole. On the other hand, the system might not work correctly and the air bag might not inflate when it should. Each can cause you serious injuries.
While you can’t prevent an air bag defect, you can lower your risk of being hurt by an air bag by following some simple air bag safety tips.
Seriously Injured by a Defective Air Bag? We Can Help
If you were seriously injured in a car accident because of a defective air bag, you may have a case against the manufacturer, distributor, or even the retailer of the air bag. But, you may have many questions: How can I do this while I’m still injured? How will I gather evidence, and what will it be like to go up against a manufacturing company? Do I even have a case?
Our experienced attorneys are here to give you answers. We’ve helped thousands of car accident victims who have been hurt in crashes, including those involving defective auto products. When you hire Edgar Snyder & Associates, we go to work for you:
- Standing up against the manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or whoever is at fault
- Protecting your rights against the insurance companies
- Gathering all the evidence and details to build the value of your case
- Helping you figure out your medical bills and time-consuming paperwork
- Taking the worries off your hands so you can focus on getting better
We’ll be on your side every step of the way, going above and beyond to get you the money you deserve. Not sure whether it’s worth it? Our satisfied clients and successful results will help assure you. And if that’s not enough, know that there’s never a fee unless we get money for you.
Contact Edgar Snyder & Associates Today
Seriously injured because of a defective air bag? Evidence disappears quickly, and there are time limits to file a claim, so don’t wait.
Contact us immediately at 1-866-9-4EDGAR (1-866-943-3427) or submit your information online with the form at the top right of this page for a free legal evaluation.
We’ll tell you if you have a case, no strings attached. Contact us today – before it’s too late.