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Airbag Deployment Failure In An Accident

Did Your Airbag Wrongfully Deploy or Fail to Deploy?

Work with an Experienced Car Accident Attorney in Orange County

Car accidents are a regular occurrence in Orange County. While airbags often save lives in a car accident, they can also severely harm drivers and passengers when they fail to deploy in a car accident or randomly deploy without any warning.

If you have suffered an injury or the death of another due to the defective deployment of an airbag, you should immediately consult with an Orange County car accident attorney at Gill Law Group, PC. Our firm routinely handles claims and lawsuits stemming from negligence or wrongdoing.

Who Is Responsible for the Defective Airbag?

In the case of airbag injuries, the fault may lie with the following:

  • vehicle manufacturer
  • airbag manufacturer
  • any agency that inspected, maintained, or replaced the equipment

Our firm can conduct a thorough investigation into your situation to determine who may be held liable for your injuries or losses.

Common Issues With Airbags

Crash sensors in airbag devices are responsible for triggering this life-saving equipment. When activated, the sensor causes the airbag to be inflated quickly. The airbag is filled with a type of gas and will deploy in less than a second. This sudden inflation is usually accompanied by chemicals and dust and, because of the speed of the deployment, can cause an impact on occupants which results in injuries. Problems which can occur with airbag deployment include:

  • A deployment which comes too late to protect a passenger
  • A failure to deploy at all
  • A deployment that occurs for no reason

Common Injuries After a Failed Deployment

When an airbag deploys unexpectedly and without reason, it disrupts the driver's ability to function and which can shock or injure individuals who are not expecting it. Because of the enormous speed of airbag deployment, injuries can include:

  • Abrasions
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Respiratory problems from dust and chemicals

Anyone sitting too close to the dashboard or the steering wheel may sustain head or eye injuries on a sudden deployment. Fatalities can even occur due to the speed and force of deployment.

Talk to an Orange County Car Accident Lawyer For Assistance

Injuries or deaths connected with malfunctioning airbag equipment may lead to personal injury claims. To find out if your case is based on negligence, you need an attorney who can investigate and review the situation to determine who may or may not be liable.

Contact our firm to arrange to speak to an attorney about your case as soon as possible. Your initial consultation is free.

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