Airbag Defects

The consuming public has come to rely on airbags for comprehensive safety. Automobile manufacturers sell cars based on representations that their cars will be safe for occupants and their families. Starting in 1998, new passenger cars were required to have driver and passenger airbags and safety belts. Light trucks were required to comply with the same laws in 1999. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has stated that more than 52% of the 207 millions cars on the roads have airbags.

If airbags function properly, they can save lives. However, when airbags do not function as expected, serious harm can result. The introduction of defective products provides a false sense of security among consumers who rely on the devices for safety, and worse, can result in serious injuries and death. Defects in airbags exist when they either deploy with too much force in minor collisions or fail to deploy when they are needed. Airbag defects can include defects in the crash sensors, defects in warnings regarding the operation of the airbags, defects in installation, defects in deployment algorithms, as well as a number of other defects.

Airbag defect cases are complicated and can be expert intensive. You need a law firm that can manage complex civil litigation, that is familiar with technology and that knows how to utilize the right technical expertise to prove your case.


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