Modified on 2009/10/14 21:36 by admin
Airbags have been in use for many years now. In fact, some of the major U.S. automobile manufacturers began installing airbags in some of their vehicles in the early 1970s. While they do save lives, airbags can also cause some unforeseen problems. Children riding in the front seat can be seriously injured or killed when an airbag deploys in a crash. An airbag is not a soft, billowy pillow. To do its job, an airbag comes out of the dashboard at up to 200 miles per hour - faster than the blink of an eye. The force of an airbag can hurt those who are too close to it.

Even when one is cautious, airbags can be unforgiving. When a manufacturer designs, produces, or installs an airbag incorrectly, serious injuries and deaths can result. Defective airbags include, but are not limited to, those that deploy with too much force, deploy in minor collisions when they are not otherwise needed, or fail to deploy under circumstances in which they should.

If you have been injured by an airbag, it may be important to contact an attorney to protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. 2000 & 2001 Ford Taurus / Mercury Sable Airbags
  2. 2001-2003 Lincoln Town Car Airbags
  3. 2004 Hyundai Elantra Airbags
  4. Automobiles & Other Vehicles
  5. BMW X5 Airbags
  6. Nissan Altima Airbags: Overview
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  8. Breathing: Overview
  9. Bruises: Overview
  10. Head, Spinal Cord, Brain & Nerve Disorders: Overview
  11. Mouth & Dental Disorders: Overview
  12. Scars: Overview
  13. Wounds: Overview
  14. Airbag Dangers, Frequently Asked Questions
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