Austin Airbag Injury Lawyer
As technology becomes more advanced, the auto industry continues to find new and innovative ways to work with insurance companies and consumers to provide safer vehicles. Airbags are one example of these safety devices, and while they were designed with the best of intentions, they have been known to cause injuries and, in some cases, even fatalities.
For the most part, airbags are a safety measure that protects many drivers and their passengers during collisions. However, when there are accidents because of faulty or damaged airbags, you need our experienced lawyers at Colley Firm P.C. to help make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
A qualified Austin airbag injury lawyer can make a tremendous difference in the compensation and support you get for your injuries, and we can help prevent the same mistake from injuring someone else.
Check for Airbag Recalls
Sometimes companies know that their airbags are causing injuries. Even then, they don't always recall the airbags as they should. The expense and the damage to their reputation can sometimes cause companies and manufacturers to ignore defective products.
An airbag recall happens when the cost of paying for the injuries that ensue is more than the cost of paying to replace the airbags. It sounds harsh, but that's the bottom line.
Consumers can check to see if there is an airbag recall, but even if your vehicle’s airbags haven’t been recalled, it doesn’t necessarily mean that an airbag wasn’t the cause of your injuries.
Shorter People at Greater Risk for Airbag Injury
It has been known for some time now that airbags are the most dangerous to shorter people. This risk is not just limited to children. Anyone below the average adult height can be at risk of injury from an airbag. This is one reason that laws now govern where children are seated in a vehicle.
The problem is that the force of the airbag hitting the face at certain heights can cause serious head and neck injuries or even death. This isn’t, however, the only instance where an airbag can cause these types of injuries.
Airbags Can Cause Cardiac Injuries
Injuries are not always obvious, even when they involve airbags. Recently, it was reported that airbags can cause cardiac injuries that may lead to death. The oddest part about these injuries is that they seem to occur most frequently in low-speed crashes. Additionally, drivers who sit within ten inches of the steering wheel are especially at risk of being injured by an airbag.
Choosing the Right Injury Lawyer
Whether you suffer from an obvious or not-so-obvious injury due to an airbag, it's important to have the right legal representation in order to establish who is responsible. Our experienced Austin airbag injury lawyers can help you make sure the right party—whether it’s the manufacturer or someone else—is held responsible.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an airbag, we can help. Contact us online or call us toll-free at 1-877-411-2001 for a free case evaluation.