Should I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit for Airbag FailureShould I file a personal injury lawsuit for airbag failure? You are probably asking this question because you were injured as a result of some type of airbag failure.
That are many different factors that are involved in a car accident. Some of these include driving the wrong way, speeding, distracted driving, reckless driving, drunk driving, improper turns and running stop signs or red lights.
One factor in car accidents and injuries you might not think about is airbag failure. This is because airbags are supposed to prevent injuries, not cause or contribute to them.
Useful and effective
Airbags have been proven to be both useful and effective in decreasing injuries in car accidents. Statistics have demonstrated that airbags reduce the risk of being fatally injured in a head on collision by around 30%.
On the other hand, airbag failure can also play a role in causing a car accident. For instance, airbag failure may mean that an airbag deploys when it is not supposed to, even when there has been no car accident. If this is the case, airbag failure may truly be one of the contributing factors of a car accident.
In the same way, airbag failure may play a part in causing a serious injury. Instead of keeping a serious injury from occurring in a car accident, airbag failure may actually be a contributing factor in bringing about a serious injury.
Different kinds of failure
This can take place as a result of different kinds of airbag failure. As mentioned above, one type of airbag failure is when an airbag deploys when it should not, when there has been no accident.
An airbag is intended to deploy in the event of a moderate or severe car accident. An airbag is not supposed to deploy in a minor, low speed car accident. However, when this happens, a person or persons in a car accident may be unintentionally injured.
Another kind of airbag failure is when an airbag does not deploy. As just mentioned, an airbag is supposed to deploy when a moderate or serious car accident occurs. In this event, an airbag is designed to prevent a driver and/or passenger from striking a solid object on impact, such as the steering wheel or windshield. In a moderate or serious car accident, the risk of a person being severely injured is much greater if an airbag does not deploy.
Airbag failure may also mean that an airbag does not deploy at the right time. An airbag is supposed to deploy immediately after its airbag computer senses that an accident is occurring. If an airbag does not deploy at the right time because of faulty components, different algorithm problems or safety issues; a person or persons in a car may not have any protection from injuries, which means that injuries occur which should have been prevented.
Again, if you were seriously injured in a car accident due to some kind of airbag failure, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. This may mean filing a personal injury lawsuit. The smart thing to do is to contact a personal injury attorney and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Article written by James Shugart
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