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The Disturbing Facts About Airbags & Car Accidents in New York

Each year, hundreds of people are injured by defective airbags. Over the past decade, 278 fatalities and 53 life-threatening injuries have been caused by this defective automotive product. The Brooklyn defective airbag lawyers of the New York law firm of Proner & Proner are familiar with the complexities of both auto accident law and product liability law and will fight to ensure that you are compensated for your injuries, or that you are awarded damages for the loss of a loved one due to an auto manufacturer’s negligence.

Why Airbags Were Introduced

When airbags were first brought to the attention of the car-buying consumer in the 1980s, they were heralded as the tool that would greatly reduce deaths due to vehicular collisions. Designed to deploy upon impact, the few problems that were associated with airbags, such as broken noses or whiplash, were regarded as acceptable trade-offs for potentially saving a life.

Indeed, airbags have been instrumental in decreasing the number of serious injuries and deaths; however, there were some fundamental design problems that made airbags unreasonably dangerous in certain situations. For one, airbags were designed for individuals between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 who weighed roughly 180 pounds. This caused issues for individuals who were shorter or taller, or who weighed more or less. Because of this, serious injuries, including blindness or eye ruptures, resulted.
Tragically, many consumers don’t realize that defective airbags can cause debilitating injuries or death until it is too late. In such cases, the defective airbag attorneys of our New York City law firm are here to help spread awareness of the dangers of defective products by filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the victim or their family.

Hallmarks of a Defective Airbag

So, how do you know if you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective airbag? There are a few tell-tale signs that an airbag did not work as it was supposed to during a collision. Chief indicators that the airbag may have been a defective product include:

  • The air bag didn’t deploy – this is fairly obvious and can have devastating consequences during a car accident.
  • Deployment with too much force – in optimum situations, an airbag deploys with roughly 2,000 pounds of force at a rate of 200 mph, but in some cases, an airbag can deploy at an even greater rate and cause brain or spinal damage.
  • Airbag deploys too slowly – airbags have to be able to deploy in a matter of milliseconds, which can mean the difference between life and death.
  • Airbags that deploy erratically – airbags that deploy when a door slams, or during a low-speed car accident, can cause injury to unsuspecting motorists who were not bracing for the impact.

Any number of these things could indicate a problem with your car’s air bag safety system. When in doubt, contact the New York City defective airbag attorneys of Proner & Proner in NYC, serving Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, all of New York.

Contact Our New York Defective Airbag Attorneys About Your Car Accident

A consultation with the knowledgeable defective airbag attorneys of Proner & Proner in Manhattan, New York will let you know why you need to entrust your Brooklyn car accident lawsuit to us. Fully versed in New York product liability law, we are passionate legal representatives who will take action against the automotive company responsible for the defect that devastated your life and your finances.

If you have lost a loved one or suffered grievous injures due to a defective airbag, contact Proner & Proner to receive the legal counsel you deserve.

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