Airbags are invaluable, lifesaving devices equipped in vehicles. As such, it is vital that these devices function properly. In the event that an airbag is defective, it could cause injuries to the driver and passengers during a crash that are exponentially more serious than if it were working properly.
Defective airbags cause injuries most commonly due to either wrongful deployment or failure to deploy, but there are several ways in which an airbag can malfunction.
Types of Defective Airbags
Each malfunction listed below can lead to serious injury, especially when involved in a car accident.
- Excessively large airbags
- Airbags that fail to deploy
- Unnecessary or random airbag deployment
- Wrongfully mounted airbags
- Unrestrained airbags
- Deflated airbags
Common Injuries Caused by Defective Airbags
The purpose of an airbag is to protect passengers in the event of a car accident by lessening the severity of the impact. However, when they do not work properly, serious injuries may arise. The most common injuries caused by defective airbags are listed below.
- Facial lacerations and bruises
- Broken bones in the face or nose
- Neck and spinal injuries
Contact a San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to a defective airbag, it would likely be wise to seek the legal advice of a skilled personal injury lawyer.
If you are looking for financial compensation as well as justice for your wrongful personal injuries, our San Diego personal injury lawyers of Ritter & Associates may be able to help you hold the manufacturer accountable for your suffering. To discuss your situation with a friendly member of our legal team, contact our offices today at (619) 296-0123.