Automobile Defect Lawyer in Marietta
An airbag is a safety device inside a vehicle to provide protection in
case of an accident. Though a seat belt is supposed to be the primary
safeguard against injuries, an airbag helps to protect the head and upper
body. The airbags, which are located in the front and side of a vehicle,
are usually supposed to deploy in an accident happening at speeds above
20mph. Sometimes, however, an airbag will fail to deploy or deploy at
the wrong time, resulting in severe damage to either the person or vehicle.
Looking for a lawyer for a car accident in Marietta? If you were the victim
of a defective airbag, then you need a
Marietta personal injury attorney from Jones & Swanson to defend your rights against
While airbags were designed to help save lives, sometimes auto manufacturers
install airbags that are defective, or mistakenly buy counterfeit airbags.
They sometimes might not even test an airbag's effect on the passengers,
which can do more damage than good if it is too strong. Besides the product
itself being defective, the sensors used by auto manufacturers can work
improperly, leading to the failure of the airbag to deploy in situations
when it should. It is always the responsibility of the auto manufacturer
to make sure that they are receiving real parts and that they are working properly.
How can I reduce my risks?
If your airbag is defective, you can take precautions to make sure that
your chances of injury are lower. The US government gives some
safety tips to help drivers and passengers stay safe. First, make sure that your seat
belt is on at all times. This is the primary way to avoid severe injury
even in major
car accidents. Always sit at least 10 inches back from your steering wheel, where your
airbag is located, and make sure it is aimed at your chest rather than
your head. Realize that airbags can severely injure children under 13,
even decapitate them. You should transport them in the back seat with
the proper child safety mechanisms such as booster seats per their age
and size. If the airbag has an on and off switch, make sure that it is
turned on for adults, and turned off for children you transport in the
front seat. For their safety, only put children in the front when absolutely necessary
Need an attorney for a personal injury case in Marietta?
If your accident injury was the result of a defective airbag, then it is
critical that you hire a
personal injury attorney from Jones & Swanson. With our extensive experience
in dealing with
auto accidents, we can ensure that your rights are defended. We will assess the damages
to determine the maximum compensation you deserve, and then assist you
in getting that compensation. Don't settle for anything less!
Injured in a car accident in Marietta?
Get in touch with a Marietta personal injury lawyer from our firm for your
free case evaluation.