If you ever find yourself involved in a serious car accident, an airbag could end up saving your life. Unfortunately, some airbag devices may be defective, or could fail to deploy properly in the event of a crash. Defective Airbags can cause devastating injuries, and even death.
In 2015, several major auto manufacturers launched what was referred to at the time as “the largest auto recall ever” due to defective airbags that were causing serious injuries. When deployed, these defective airbags were known to explode, sending dangerous shrapnel and debris into the face of the driver. Several motorists were seriously, and even fatally, injured by these defective airbags.
If airbags fail to deploy in the event of an accident, the resulting injuries can be just as devastating. Every airbag device comes equipped with a computer module designed to detect a sudden decrease in speed caused by a car accident. If this device is does not function properly the airbag could fail to deploy, leaving the driver at risk of suffering severe head or brain injuries.
Common airbag malfunctions include:
- Failure to deploy
- Failure to deploy at moderate speeds
- Deploying with too much force
- Deploying without impact
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries caused by a defective or malfunctioning airbag device, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The North Carolina product liability lawyers at Henson Fuerst have extensive experience advocating for the rights of people that were injured by defective or unsafe products.
Call Henson Fuerst today at (919) 781-1107 or fill out a free online consultation form to speak with one of our experienced North Carolina Defective Product attorneys absolutely FREE. When you trust Henson Fuerst with your case, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front. Our legal team will investigate every detail of your accident with dedication and compassion and fight hard to secure the full and fair settlement you deserve.