Iowa Defective Airbags Lawyers
Studies show that airbags have reduced auto accident deaths by 10% over seat belts alone. In fact, airbags for the driver and front seat passenger have proven so successful that some car manufacturers are now installing side airbags to help prevent injuries in rollover accidents. Sadly, though, when these airbags fail, they can be more dangerous than not having airbags at all.
Airbags are supposed to be an important safety feature that comes standard on nearly all new vehicles. However, when airbags are defective, they provide quite the opposite of safety. If your airbag fails, the manufacturer should be held liable for the danger that it caused you and those you love. To discuss your case, contact an Iowa defective airbag lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600.
Potential Airbag Safety Hazards
Problems with an airbag’s deployment sensor or the way that it is manufactured can both prove hazardous while driving. If the sensor is defective, your airbag may deploy randomly. If this occurs while you are driving and not in a wreck, it can cause you to lose control of your car and suffer from an accident. On the other hand, if it fails to sense that you are in a wreck, you may endure head, face, and upper body injuries from smashing into the steering wheel or dashboard.
When an airbag is improperly manufactured, it could explode with too much force. This crushing pressure is especially deadly for children and petite adults. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a study in which they found that 26 children and 19 adults were killed by airbag deployment over the course of two years.
Airbags should be helpful, not harmful. However, faulty airbags can cause auto accidents as well as injuries if they improperly deploy. If you have suffered an injury from a faulty airbag, contact an Iowa defective airbag attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.