Airbag Malfunctions In Motor Vehicles
An airbag that is installed in a motor vehicle is an inflatable safety device designed to deploy when a collision occurs. It is designed to provide a safety “cushion” when the vehicle it is installed in comes into sudden, hard contact with another vehicle or stationary object. Constructed of a flexible, cloth-like material, the airbag is inflated with air, or some other type of compressed gas, upon a significant deceleration, like an impact. Upon inflation, the airbag is supposed to create a barrier between the occupant of the vehicle and the glass and surfaces of a car’s steering wheel, dashboard and other hard areas. They are supposed to save lives and, when functioning properly, have had significant success. Unfortunately, airbags are prone to failure and malfunction, and have been identified, especially in low impact collisions, as the cause of death and injury when operating improperly.
If you are injured in an automobile accident and feel that the airbag in the vehicle you were traveling in did not function properly, you need an attorney that has experience in dealing with airbag malfunctions to be by your side to assist you in identifying if, and how, your airbag malfunctioned, and how to be sure you receive all the benefits and compensation you are entitled to as a result of your injury. You need an experienced and aggressive attorney like the Law Office of Dan Newlin & Partners to help you get everything you may be entitled to. Call our office at (407) 888-8000 for a free consultation and have all your questions answered regarding your airbag malfunction.
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