If you or a loved one have suffered an airbag injury in a car accident due to another’s negligence or recklessness, contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C.
Airbags are not soft, fluffy pillows that cushion an individual’s face in a crash. The technology in airbags is meant to save lives, not necessarily prevent injuries. When they deploy, they do so with tremendous force, often resulting in injuries.
If you or a loved one have suffered an airbag injury in a car accident due to another’s negligence or recklessness, contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. We have over 20 years of experience exclusively helping car accident victims. We fight to win you the compensation you deserve. The consultation is free, and you don’t pay unless we get you money!
How Airbags Work
Airbags are made of strong but light fabric packed into various locations throughout a vehicle. The one on the driver’s side is loaded into the steering wheel, and the one on the passenger side is stored behind the dashboard.
Airbags are connected to a series of crash sensors placed throughout the vehicle and can sense when the car has been in an accident. These sensors then send signals to the airbags and cause them to deploy in the event of a crash.
Airbags assist in protecting the passengers from hitting the side of the car or rigid objects such as trees, poles, the ground, or other vehicles. Even though they can cause injury, they save lives and often make the injuries less severe than they could have been otherwise.
How Airbags Cause Injury
An airbag deploys at speeds of roughly 100 mph. When an individual is hit by something at that speed, it results in a severe impact on the body. If the person is sitting too close to the airbag or is not wearing their seat belt, severe injury can occur. In addition, there are chemicals used to deploy the airbags that have been known to cause injuries.
Airbag deployment can cause a variety of injuries. The following are some ways in which airbags can cause injuries:
- The high speed at which the airbags deploy can cause lacerations, impact burns, and abrasions
- Driver and passengers can sustain chemical burns if the airbag gets ripped and the chemicals are released
- Airbag deployment can cause fractures in the skull, rib, nose, elbow, fingers, and eye socket
- The airbag hitting the head or face can cause severe eye injuries
- Can cause neck and back injuries from whiplash and blunt trauma
St. Louis Car Accident Lawyers
If an airbag injured you in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, you should immediately contact an experienced auto accident attorney in St. Louis. Call The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. 24/7 at (314) 361-4242 for a free case evaluation.
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