Fayetteville Airbag Injury Attorney

Fighting for Airbag Injury Victims in North Carolina

When deployed properly, airbags save lives. Unfortunately, airbags are not always designed, manufactured, or installed properly. As a result, airbags can fail to deploy during a collision or deploy too late, causing serious injuries or death. The airbag can also deploy with too much force or with dangerous chemicals, causing significant harm to the driver or passengers.

At The Roth Firm, LLC, our Fayetteville airbag injury attorneys fight for the rights of injured individuals in Cumberland County and the surrounding areas. We have a proven track record of success handling all types of defective product cases, including those involving airbags. If you or someone you love was injured due to an airbag defect, we can help you hold the negligent parties liable for their actions and maximize your entitled compensation. Our team can also assist you in filing a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one was killed as a result of an airbag defect.

Types of Airbag Injuries

When an airbag fails to deploy or deploys with too much force or dangerous chemicals, the driver or passengers can suffer serious injuries. In some cases, these injuries can be life-threatening. It is not uncommon for an airbag injury victim to require extensive medical treatment and care, including surgery and rehabilitative therapy. Some airbag injury victims are never able to fully recover from their injuries.

Some of the most common types of airbag injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Fractures
  • Internal organ damage
  • Chest injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Arm injuries
  • Leg injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Ankle injuries
  • Foot injuries
  • Amputations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Severe burns
  • Seat belt injuries
  • Whiplash

These and other airbag injuries often require immediate medical attention and can lead to significant pain and suffering. Injuries of this nature can also cause lasting or permanent impairments, including paralysis, disfigurement, and mobility limitations.

What Causes Airbag Injuries?

There are several reasons why airbags may fail to deploy or deploy improperly, including:

  • Defective Design: If an airbag is defectively designed, it may not deploy properly or may deploy with too much force. Additionally, if the airbag is designed to deploy at the wrong time, it can cause an accident.
  • Manufacturing Defects: Even if an airbag is properly designed, it can still be defective if it is manufactured improperly. If the airbag is not manufactured to the proper specifications, it may fail to deploy or deploy in the wrong way.
  • Installation Errors: If an airbag is not installed properly, it may not deploy or it may deploy with too much force. In some cases, airbags are installed in a way that makes them less effective or even dangerous.
  • Defective Sensors: Modern airbags are designed to deploy when certain sensors are triggered. If the airbag sensors are defective, the airbag may not deploy at all or may deploy with too much force.
  • Failure to Deploy: In some cases, an airbag may fail to deploy at all. This can be due to a defect or a failure to install the airbag properly.
  • Late Deployment: An airbag that deploys even just a fraction of a second too late can be fatal.
  • Over-Deployment: An airbag that deploys with too much force can cause serious, life-threatening injuries.
  • Chemical Leaks: When an airbag deploys, a chemical reaction occurs to create the gas that inflates the bag. If the chemicals used in the airbag are defective, they can cause burns or other injuries to the driver or passengers.
  • Debris: When an airbag deploys, it should not release any debris that could cause injury. However, if the airbag is defective, it may release debris that could cause serious harm.

Who is Liable for Airbag Injuries?

When an airbag fails to deploy or deploys improperly, you may be wondering who you can hold liable for your damages. This will depend on the circumstances of the case and the specific defective product involved. In many cases, the airbag manufacturer and/or the vehicle manufacturer can be held liable for the resulting injuries or death.

The following parties may be held liable for an airbag defect:

  • The airbag manufacturer
  • The vehicle manufacturer
  • The vehicle retailer
  • The party responsible for installing the airbag
  • The party responsible for maintaining the airbag

If the airbag was defective due to a design flaw, the designer or manufacturer of the airbag can be held liable. If the airbag was defectively manufactured, the manufacturer can be held liable. If the airbag was improperly installed or maintained, the party responsible for installation or maintenance can be held liable. A Fayetteville airbag injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances of the case and help you determine who is liable for your damages.

How a Fayetteville Airbag Injury Lawyer Can Help

At The Roth Firm, LLC, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial suffering that airbag injuries can cause. We also understand the complex laws surrounding defective airbag claims and the various challenges that can arise in these cases. Our Fayetteville airbag injury lawyers are here to serve as your tireless advocate every step of the way.

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