Who Is Responsible for an Injury Caused by a Defective Airbag?

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Airbags are designed to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of a car accident, but they are the most commonly recalled car component in the United States. While a properly-working airbag can save someone’s life during a car accident, a malfunctioning airbag can be deadly. If you’ve been injured by a defective airbag, you might be wondering how you can seek compensation from the responsible parties. To learn more about how you may be able to file a claim, read on or reach out to a trusted Darlington County, South Carolina Defective Product Lawyer today!

What Can Cause a Defective Airbag?

There are many different circumstances that can lead to a defective airbag accident. All of these defects have the potential to be fatal to drivers or passengers, so it’s important for the parties at fault to be held responsible for damages after an accident. Some of the most common causes of faulty airbags include:

  • Poor design
  • Unnecessary deployment
  • Flawed sensors
  • Unsecured airbag
  • Negligent airbag or auto manufacturers

Some of these defects may cause the airbag to go off at the wrong time, which is extremely dangerous. If an airbag deploys outside of the instance of a car accident, the impact of the airbag can injure drivers or passengers. Also, if the airbag goes off when the driver is behind the wheel, the driver could lose control of their vehicle and cause an accident.

Another common defect is the airbag failing to deploy during an accident. A proper airbag protects the driver from hitting the wheel or dashboard after crashing into something. Without one, the driver could sustain serious injuries to their head or spine. Airbags can be the difference between life and death in a car accident.

Who Is Liable After a Defective Airbag Injury?

In many cases, the airbag manufacturer is held responsible in court for distributing faulty products. The type of airbag is usually recalled to avoid any future accidents from happening. Sometimes, the car manufacturer can be held liable for installing a faulty product into their vehicles. Both manufacturers can be considered negligent if they knew or should have known about the defect. In cases where a defective airbag goes off after an accident with a negligent driver, then the negligent driver may also be liable for any damages. An effective lawyer may be able to help you receive compensation for medical expenses, any lost wages, and your pain and suffering after an accident.

If you believe you may have a defective airbag, you should consider speaking with a defective product attorney right away. An experienced lawyer can help you determine if you have a claim against the airbag manufacturer and/or auto manufacturer. If so, you could be eligible for compensation depending on the circumstances.

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