According to NHTSA, 284 airbag related deaths were recorded between 1990 and 2007, from which 180 were children.
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According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 284 airbag related deaths were recorded between 1990 and 2007, from which 180 were children.
Airbags are intended to protect drivers and passengers in the event of an accident. Occasionally, however, they deploy randomly or they can fail to deploy in a car crash. Defective airbags can cause severe injuries to all car occupants.
If you are injured by an airbag and it's proven to be a defective one, you can sue the manufacturer for the damages you suffered. In this case, an experienced airbag accident lawyer knows what to look for, and has the resources needed to employ experts in order to investigate such events. These are key factors for a successful prosecution of airbag accidents and airbag injury cases.
After the airbags are deployed, you will notice that your car is filled with what resembles smoke. This is not toxic, it is just an irritating mixture of corn-based powder and harmless nitrogen gas that helps the rapid deployment of the airbag. The dust particles that you see when an airbag deploys come from the various chemicals used to make the airbag...View full answer
There are several types of airbags that you can get on a new car, such as knee airbags, side airbags and curtain airbags. However, these safety features are not yet required by U.S. law. So before you purchase a car, either new or used, make sure that it comes with functioning airbags. Also, when choosing between a new or used car, keep...View full answer
According to some studies, airbags work in 99% of the cases. They are designed to inflate when a car hits any object head-on and at speeds of more than 12mph. Airbags rarely inflate accidentally, or when you hit a bump, a porthole or if you stop suddenly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 284 airbag related deaths...View full answer
Airbags are meant to assist the seat belt in protecting the occupants of a vehicle, but there is no direct connection between them, as they operate independently. When a collision occurs, the car stops very quickly. If you are not wearing a safety belt, you will continue to move forward at the vehicle's original speed until the car's...View full answer
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) created the 5-Star Safety Ratings Program in 1978 to provide consumers with information about the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles beyond what is required by Federal law. Having a 5-star rating only means you are safer on a relative...View full answer
Anytime you are involved in an automobile accident, you should contact an experienced auto accident lawyer as soon as possible. If the airbag was defective, you may be able to build a strong automotive products liability case. These cases can be very complex and the right experienced lawyer can advise you of your rights and the...View full answer