If you’re in an accident, your airbag is your last line of defense. You need it to deploy at the right time to protect you from serious injury or even death. Unfortunately, airbag defects prevent airbags from working properly. When that happens, the airbag might fail to protect you during an accident, or it might cause injuries itself. In either case, the team at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath can help you recover your losses, and we even get punitive damages to ease the pain that you feel from a serious accident.
Possible Airbag Defects
Airbag defects manifest in a variety of forms. Improper deployment is one of the most common defects. If this occurs, the airbag deploys at the wrong time. It might deploy when you start the vehicle or when you are driving down the road. Airbags travel up to 200 miles per hour, so they can cause serious damage when they make contact with you.
Other airbags deploy at the right time, but they do so at too great of a speed. Because of that, they cause a large amount of damage. They might cause severe head damage or cause broken bones.
Untethered airbags are another issue that we deal with at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. These airbags don’t stay connected to their holdings, so they injure other passengers in the vehicle. They also do damage to the vehicle itself.
In addition, airbags can fail to deploy or deploy late. In both cases, they don’t provide you with the protection you need during a crash.
Airbag Recalls – Stay in the Know
It’s also important that you stay educated on recent airbag recalls. This can mean the difference between ending up with as serious injury and staying healthy and happy. Recently, Takata announced a major recall. This recall affected a number of major brands, including Acura, Infinity, Nissan, Chrysler, Ford, and Honda. If you’ve been affected by this or another of the airbag recalls, contact Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath today.
Airbag defects are serious issues, and you should not suffer in silence. Instead of turning the other cheek, fight for what is yours. With the help of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, you can get the compensation you deserve.