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Fort Smith Defective Airbags Attorney

When functioning properly, a vehicle’s airbags can prevent serious injury or death. Airbags can make a difference between life and death in the case of a car accident, and drivers and passengers expect these protective measures will function appropriately. Unfortunately, however, airbags do not always function as they were designed to. Improperly deployed or otherwise malfunctioning airbags can be extremely dangerous and may actually cause devastating injuries, including whiplash, eye injuries, a broken nose, quadriplegia, or even death.

The auto industry generally recalls defective airbags as soon as they are aware of a problem, but unfortunately, it is sometimes too late and drivers have already been seriously injured or tragically killed. If you or someone you love was injured due to a defective airbag, seeking legal counsel is essential. Bringing a case against an at-fault auto manufacturer means you may be able to receive compensation for your losses. When a manufacturer fails to provide adequate safety equipment, they should be held responsible. Attorneys at McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm can work to ensure your rights are protected and investigate who is responsible for your injuries.

Airbag Defects

Many injuries caused by airbags are due to inappropriate deployment. Deploying late, unnecessarily, or not at all are all considered airbag defects. When airbags deploy in a minor accident, sometimes injuries are worse than they would have been had the airbag not deployed at all. Some of the most common airbag defects include:

  • Airbags that deploy aggressively
  • Oversized airbags
  • Untethered airbags
  • Late deployment
  • Failure to deploy
  • Low deployment threshold
  • Inadvertent deployment

The effects of these defects are dependent on the circumstances. A defective airbag may cause no injury to the driver or passengers, or may cause serious, permanent injury. Nobody should have to experience an injury caused by the very mechanism designed to protect them. When airbag malfunctions occur and hurt somebody, the manufacturer should be held accountable. If you were injured due to a defective airbag, contacting a Fort Smith airbag defect attorney is one of the best steps you can take to get your life back on track.

Consult with a Fort Smith Defective Airbags Attorney

At McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm, we are prepared to work tirelessly to investigate your accident and build the appropriate case. Suffering an injury due to an airbag defect can be both emotionally and financially stressful, and our dedicated attorneys will work with you to determine if you are eligible for financial compensation to offset your losses and medical expenses. To speak with a Fort Smith airbag defect attorney about the details of your case, call (479) 783-0036 today.