Safety is a key part of driving. According to research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, frontal airbags have saved approximately 50,457 lives between 1987 and 2017, including 2,790 lives in 2017.
Both front and side airbags are designed to protect passengers and drivers in case of a car accident. Unfortunately, sometimes airbags don't work as intended. The most important safety feature a vehicle has is its airbags.
If they fail or are ineffective they can pose a serious risk. Incorrectly installed airbags can lead to serious injuries or even death. You can also check out the general motors injury lawsuit center for airbag recall lawsuits.
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What is a defective airbag?
Defective products can be caused by the vehicle manufacturer, manufacturer of an airbag, or any other party involved in creating it. An airbag that is defective can not perform its safety function properly and cause serious injury to drivers.
An airbag that is not working properly can cause an explosion, failure to deploy, excessive force, or malfunction. In low-speed accidents, airbag protection may not be activated and damaged airbags could deploy, injuring the driver.
How do you know if an airbag is defective?
Defective airbags can be a problem because many motorists don't realize they have them until an accident. Unfortunately, the defect is often only discovered when the individual is injured or is otherwise not protected by the product.
The frontal and side airbags should be inflated to protect your head and upper body from injury in a " moderately severe" accident. If the airbag does not deploy upon impact, it is an indication that it is defective.
Your airbag could be defective if it doesn't deploy during impact if you have suffered head trauma or an injury to your face.