Were You Injured Because Your Airbag Failed to Operate Properly?
We rely on our vehicles to keep us safe in the event of a collision, which is why every modern car is equipped with seatbelts and airbags, as well as other safety features. It’s the job of our seat belts and airbags to keep us secure and prevent our heads and other body parts from slamming into hard surfaces. Sometimes a manufacturing error or a mistake in the design of safety equipment keeps it from working properly, or even working at all.
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What Can Cause an Airbag to Fail?
The systems controlling our vehicle’s airbags contain sensors that can fail to timely fire the airbags. The airbags have several components, such as small explosive devices. Any one of the components can fail in a variety of ways.
Other times the airbag may not deploy at all. General Motors announced the recall of nearly 4.3 million vehicles from around the world in September of 2016 because the sensor module in its airbags could prevent the airbag from deploying altogether in the event of a crash. Barely a week after the GM recall, Fiat Chrysler announced that it would be recalling almost 2 million vehicles from around the world for a similar issue, but that number could end up being as high as 8 million depending on what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s investigation reveals.
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E&L, LLP, has cultivated attorneys who are prepared to represent plaintiffs in complex personal injury, product liability, and car accident cases. If you have questions about your rights and options following an automobile defect, our team is readily available to help.