Airbags are an important part of the systems that are built into our cars and designed to keep us safe when an accident occurs. But, like any device, an airbag can malfunction. The capacity to malfunction increases as a device becomes more complex. Second-generation airbags have multiple sensors to let them know how much the person who is seated weighs. Additionally, newer airbag systems involve multiple airbags that are designed to offer more complete protection.A defective airbag can cause serious injuries by:
- Failing to deploy during an accident
- Deploying when no accident has occurred (if this happens while driving it can be the cause of an accident)
- Deploying too late to offer protection (which can exacerbate or cause injuries)
Auto manufacturers have a responsibility to install airbags that function appropriately. When they fail in that responsibility and injury occurs, they need to be held accountable. Auto manufacturers have substantial legal and financial resources that they use to avoid liability for injuries caused by their defective products.
Effectively fighting an auto manufacturer requires skill, experience and the ability to conduct thorough investigations that can uncover the evidence to support a successful products liability case.