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California Airbag Injury Attorneys

Accidents happen. That’s why cars have a variety of safety features designed to protect you if there’s a crash. However, these safety features don’t always work as intended. And in some cases, they can actually hurt you. 

All too often, car manufacturers have to issue a recall on various safety features after learning that their design or implementation was defective. Airbags are a commonly recalled safety feature and can be among the most dangerous features when not functioning correctly.

During an accident, particularly one that involves a front-end collision, your car’s airbags are supposed to deploy at a high speed to prevent you from taking on the brunt of the impact. The airbags, along with the assistance of your seat belt, will also help to keep you inside the car.

If your airbag does not deploy properly, the result can be catastrophic. You could be left with long-term or even life-changing injuries.

While airbags are designed to leave the steering wheel very quickly to ensure that you are adequately protected from the impact, they can sometimes travel at speeds that can inflict injuries. An airbag that deployed too quickly can break bones, including your nose, jaw, or arms. A short driver or front-seat passenger may also suffer severe injuries if the airbag springs into action too quickly.

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The most common reason for an airbag recall is not the speed at which they deploy but the discovery that they simply do not work at all. If you are in a front-end collision and your front airbag does not deploy, your body will receive the brunt of the impact. This could lead to serious injury and even death.

It is the responsibility of all automobile manufacturers to ensure that every safety feature is in full working order before any vehicle is driven or put up for sale. If the manufacturer installed a defective airbag and failed to realize that it will not properly serve its purpose, they can be held liable for your injuries.

At the May Firm, we’re committed to seeking justice for your injuries. We will hold a negligent manufacturer to account and ensure you are compensated. If you’ve been hurt by a defective airbag, the May Firm’s California airbag injury lawyer will fight for you!

Contact us 24/7 to discuss your case with an airbag attorney. 

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Designed for Safety: Airbags Can Cause Serious Injury

It’s ironic that a product designed for safety can cause so much harm. However, despite the possible issues, you can’t legally drive in California without front airbags.   

  • Front airbags protect the driver and front passenger in front collisions. 
  • Side airbags can protect the driver and passengers in sideswipe accidents.  

If the airbags didn’t deploy, you could be seriously harmed. But you may also be injured if the airbags fail. As experienced defective airbag attorneys, we see such cases all too often. 

Types of Airbag Failures

All vehicle occupants are vulnerable in a crash. The most common types of airbag failures are: 

  • Sensor malfunction: The airbag either won’t deploy or deploys at the wrong time.  
  • Airbag deployment: Even when the airbag deploys properly, you can still be injured from the pressure on impact. 
  • Gas release: Airbag deployment can release gasses. These gasses can irritate your throat and lungs. 
  • Debris: If any part of the airbag or its component breaks off, the debris can cause serious injury.  

Airbag Failure Injuries

The most common types of airbag injuries include: 

  • Back injuries 
  • Broken bones 
  • Burns and abrasions 
  • Facial injuries 
  • Head trauma 
  • Internal organ damage 
  • Neck injuries 

The severity of the injuries depends on factors such as the type of airbag malfunction.   

What’s the average settlement for airbags not deploying? There’s no “average” figure – every accident is unique. For example, a serious airbag burn lawsuit is different from cuts and bruises.  

Your airbag lawyer can explain what your case is worth after close examination of the facts.

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Airbag Failure: Who Is Responsible?

Manufacturers are responsible for the quality and functionality of a vehicle’s airbags. It is their responsibility to ensure that the airbags are working properly and that they are installed correctly.

Recalls are a way in which manufacturers are able to warn the public about a defective safety feature. This provides them with the opportunity to have their vehicle repaired to ensure safety in the future.

Unfortunately, recalls often are a result of an accident. If a manufacturer issues an airbag recall, you can assume that someone else paid the price for their negligence and was injured in an accident.

Manufacturers must be held responsible for the products that they put on the open market. If a vehicle’s safety features are negligently designed or are not properly installed, the consumers are the ones who will ultimately suffer the consequences. If a manufacturer fails to ensure a vehicle’s safety and you are injured as a result, they are responsible for compensating you for your injuries.

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Defective airbags can cause serious – and sometimes fatal – injuries. But even if you only suffer minor injuries, you still deserve the maximum possible compensation for your suffering.   

That’s where our airbag attorneys come in. At the May Firm, our lawyers have the experience to manage any type of airbag lawsuit. No airbag incident is too small or too complex for us to handle. What’s more, we know what it takes to win claims.  

Whether your airbag hurt you, or your airbag didn’t deploy in an accident, we can help. Our product liability lawyers will walk you through the claims process. We will explain what your case is worth and fight for you at every step. While you focus on getting better, we’ll do everything we can to get you a fair settlement.

Don’t let a defective airbag overwhelm you. Make an airbag failure lawsuit instead. Call the airbag injury lawyers at the May Firm at (888) 510-2933 for a free consultation. What do you have to lose? 

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