Defective Seat Belts & Airbags

Defective Seat Belts and Airbags

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Seat belts and airbags are designed to protect the body from serious injury in car accidents. While these devices have saved lives, they can be defective. When flaws are found in products, serious injuries may be the result.

Airbag injuries

The federal government in 1996 announced that airbags could cause injuries. Since then, litigation has resulted in confidential settlements for auto accident injury victims. Airbag-related injuries have resulted after an airbag deploys inappropriately due to an error by a service technician or by faulty original design.

You do not have to be in a head-on collision to sustain an airbag injury. Officially called Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), airbags have become integral to the design of car and truck interiors and can be installed in doors, dashboard, steering wheels, and other places throughout the passenger area. If an airbag deploys inappropriately due to an error by a service technician or by faulty original design or manufacture, it can cause serious injury such as eye damage or broken facial bones.

Seat belt injuries

Without question, a properly working seat belt can prevent serious injuries in a car wreck. When a safety belt fails to restrain properly or has been compromised by poor workmanship, however, the seat belt can cause more harm than good. It can lead to internal organ injury and other grave health conditions. Though mandatory seat belt laws have helped reduce spinal cord injuries resulting from auto accidents, these preventive measures do not rule out seat belts as contributing factors to other injury types.

How a Tennessee defective airbag and seat belt attorney can help

If you or a loved one was injured due to a defective seat belt or defective airbag, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. For a free consultation, contact an experienced products liability lawyer today. Call (423) 464-7779 to speak with a legal professional at Meade Law Group. You can also reach us online. We are personal injury attorneys who are dedicated to providing exceptional legal services for our clients.

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