If you have been involved in an accident where your vehicle's airbags were deployed, then you are all too familiar with the pain an airbag can inflict. There is no question that airbags save lives and protect people from serious injuries, but they can also contribute to injuries that would not have occurred had the deployment not taken place. An auto accident doesn’t have to be severe in nature for airbag deployment to occur. We have seen airbags deployed with collision speeds under 15 mph.
The most common injuries associated with airbag deployment are the following:
· Chest bruising
· Facial/head injuries
· Burns associated with the chemicals and gasses in airbags
· Broken bones
· Temporary loss of sight or hearing
· Lung bruising
· Brian swelling or injury
· Internal bleeding
The above are indicative of just a few of the injuries we have seen related to airbag deployment. Although an airbag may have contributed to injuries sustained in an accident, that does not necessarily make the airbag vehicle manufacturer responsible for said damages. Airbags are installed in vehicles to limit serious injury that could potentially occur due to a vehicle collision. Most of the time it is the responsibility of the at-fault driver and their insurance carrier to pay for injuries, even those caused or contributed to airbag deployment.
However, a manufacturer can be held liable for injuries if you can prove an airbag defect, as mentioned in an article by Consumer Reports found here. To determine if your vehicle's airbags were defective or under a manufacturer's recall you should consult with a products liability attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm. We will be happy to research any legal remedies available to you.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident and sustained damages related to airbag deployment in Memphis, TN, call a member of The Chiozza Law Firm at 1(901)526-9494. We have handled thousands of automobile, bus, and motorcycle accident cases in and around the Memphis area. Our success rate is evidenced by viewing our substantial settlements and verdicts. We do so while charging a legal fee we stand behind as one of the lowest in the Mid-South area, which we put in writing. You may also text a member of our team at 1(901)545-9390 for a free consultation or contact Brian Chiozza, email@example.com, for immediate assistance. Remember, if we are not successful in obtaining a settlement or judgment on your behalf, you owe us nothing.
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