AIRBAG FAILURE CLAIMS
Automobile Defect Lawyer in Marietta
An airbag is a safety device inside a vehicle to protect in case of an accident. Though a seat belt is supposed to be the primary safeguard against injuries, an airbag helps 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 the person or vehicle. Are you looking for a lawyer for a car accident in Marietta? If you were the victim of a defective airbag, then you need a product liability attorney from Jones & Swanson to defend your rights against those responsible.
While airbags were designed to help save lives, sometimes auto manufacturers install airbags that are defective or mistakenly buy counterfeit airbags. They 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 auto manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure that they are receiving real parts and working correctly.
How can I reduce my risks?
If your airbag is defective, you can take precautions to ensure 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 seatbelt 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 necessary.
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If your accident injury resulted from a defective airbag, you must hire a personal injury attorney from Jones & Swanson. With our extensive experience in auto accident damage, 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!
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