Airbags provide critical protection in the event of an auto accident and have saved countless lives since their introduction. But when airbags fail to deploy as they should, the consequences can be disastrous. If a car manufacturer’s negligence has resulted in your pain and suffering, the airbag safety defects lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group® are here to help you.
Airbags first became widely available in passenger vehicles in the mid 1990s. The undoubted effectiveness of such devices is illuminated by a 2007 study from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), which found that the combination of airbags and seatbelts reduces the risk of serious head injuries by a staggering 83 percent.
But a defective airbag cannot be an effective airbag. When manufacturers fail to practice due diligence in the design and manufacturing of these lifesaving devices, substandard airbags can cause serious injury. A few of the most common airbag defects include:
- Failure to deploy
- Premature deployment
- Undersized airbags
- Compromised materials
Airbags need to be the right size and material to effectively protect drivers and passengers, and they need to deploy at the right time and in the right way. The basic tenets of airbag safety are well understood, so there’s no excuse for manufacturing vehicles with airbags that fail to meet the fundamental requirements.
Our airbag safety defects lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve if a faulty airbag has injured you or a loved one. Please contact The Gilbert Law Group today or call (303) 431-1111 to schedule your consultation.