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What If I Was Hurt When an Airbag Deployed?


Designed to protect occupants during collisions, safety reports show that airbags can reduce the risk of serious injuries and save lives. Yet despite their numerous benefits, there are times when airbags themselves cause harm when deployed.

Whether due to excessive force, improper angle, or defects, airbag-related injuries can result in the need for medical care. If you’ve been injured due to an airbag deployment, don’t hesitate to seek legal guidance. With the help of a skilled Delray Beach personal injury attorney, you can pursue the compensation you need to recover and move forward with your life.

Airbags Provide a Crucial Line of Defense

When it comes to vehicle safety, the importance of airbags cannot be overstated. When deployed properly, airbags cushion occupants from the impact of a collision. By rapidly inflating upon impact, airbags help to distribute the force of the crash more evenly across the body, thereby reducing the risk of severe injuries such as head trauma, spinal cord injuries, or internal organ damage.

While the benefits of airbags are well documented, it is also essential to keep in mind that the deployment of airbags is a forceful event that can itself lead to injuries, particularly if the airbag deploys with excessive force or at an improper angle. Common injuries resulting from airbag deployment include burns, abrasions, contusions, and fractures. For example, if an airbag deploys at a high speed and strikes an occupant directly in the face, it can cause facial lacerations, eye injuries, or even broken bones in the face or jaw.

It is also possible for airbag injuries to be exacerbated if the airbag is defective or malfunctions during deployment. In some cases, defective airbags fail to deploy altogether, leaving occupants vulnerable to serious injury in the event of a collision. Or malfunctioning airbags may deploy unexpectedly or with too much force, causing unnecessary harm to occupants.

Sustaining an airbag-related injury can lead to the need for monetary recovery, funds to cover medical bills and other damages. Emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgical procedures, and ongoing rehabilitative care can add up quickly. Combine these medical fess with lost wages due to time off work and a car collision injury can lead to financial pain for the injured party and their family.

Product Defects or Another’s Negligence

Part of building a successful claim for airbag injuries is determining why the harm occurred. Then, action can be taken to hold the at-fault party accountable. Because whether your injury was caused by a defective airbag, improper deployment, or another party’s negligence, you deserve justice and fair compensation for your losses.

Understanding that airbags play a key role in vehicle safety, but that their deployment can sometimes lead to harm, a Delray Beach personal injury attorney can guide you through the recovery process.

Were you injured by an airbag? The lawyers at Earnhart Law in Delray Beach are familiar with the benefits and potential risks associated with airbags. As you pursue a claim, our legal team will advocate for your rights every step of the way. Call 561-265-2220 or contact us online.

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