Sheboygan Defective Airbag Attorneys
Without airbags, modern automobile safety would be distinctly less effective. Airbags protect drivers and passengers from the full deceleration forces of an accident, guarding them from both front and side impact. However, these devices are prone to failure, which can multiply the intensity of the injuries suffered in a car accident. In some situations, airbags deploying without provocation can actually cause accidents as well, as drivers are unable to see the road in front of them.
Learn more about your auto defect claim details from a legal professional by contacting the Sheboygan defective airbag lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.
Injuries Associated with Airbag Defects
Malfunctioning airbags can make the horrible situation of a vehicle collision even worse. Without the added feature of an airbag, a person’s upper body is essentially braced and restrained only at the shoulder where a seat belt passes over. Considering that there is no protection for the neck, severe injuries can occur without an airbag to cushion the impact forces. Other injuries related to airbags either wrongly deploying or not inflating at all include:
- Upper-body fractures in the shoulder, arm, or finger
- Broken noses and skull fractures
- Neck muscle or bone injury
- Trauma to the brain or a concussion
- Severe bruising
- Damaged teeth or tongue
These injuries are often clearly visible and may require immediate medical attention. Especially in case of brain-related injuries, there may be long-term complications that need to be considered by a medical professional. If your airbag malfunctioned due to negligent design, manufacturing, or repairs, you should pursue compensation from the party or parties responsible for your unnecessary pain and suffering.
If you have been injured by an airbag’s failure to inflate or by an unnecessary deployment, negligence may be to blame. Contact the Sheboygan defective airbag attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your rights and options under the law from a legal advisor who is standing by to assist you.