Airbags are designed to protect you and your passengers in the event of an accident. However, if an airbag malfunctions or is inherently defective, serious injuries can occur, including severe head trauma, chemical burns, eye damage or even death. Though these devices are meant to help save our lives, they can also cause lifelong medical problems.
According to recent reports, more than 200 people have died from airbag-related injuries in the last 15 years. If you or someone you love has been a victim of an airbag injury, contact the Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at 317-634-8565 to learn more about your legal options.
Types of Airbag Malfunctions
There are three common ways in which an airbag can malfunction:
- Airbag fails to deploy during or after a collision in the car.
- The airbag activates without impact, such as activating after a minor bump in the road.
- The gas in the airbag does not filter properly and leaks dangerous chemicals which can cause serious burn injuries.
When airbags do not work as intended, the consequences can be severe. Not only could you face injuries due to deployment, but you could also face injuries as a result of it not deploying when it should. Either way, the manufacturers of these faulty products should be held responsible in a court of law.
If you have been injured as a result of a defective airbag and have questions regarding your legal rights, contact the Indianapolis personal injury attorneys of the Hankey Law Office at 317-634-8565 today.