In the event of a rollover accident, vehicle occupants really have only two forms of safety – seat belts and airbags. Airbags are especially important, because they can help reduce the impact of a rollover, cushioning drivers and their passengers from harmful blunt objects.
Unfortunately, airbag failures can leave the occupants of a vehicle defenseless against the impact of a rollover accident. If you or someone you love suffered an injury in a rollover accident because of defective airbags, contact the SUV rollover lawyers of the Willis Law Firm today at 800-883-9858.
Types of Airbag Defects
Although the airbag may seem to be fairly simple, based upon the average motorist’s exposure to the system, the reality is that it is a complicated safety feature that depends upon the successful function of numerous different parts. Failures of the computer system that directs the airbag to deploy, the sensors that detect conditions which might necessitate the use of the airbag, or the airbag itself can all create an incredibly dangerous situation in the event of a collision. Airbag defects may result in:
- Deploying with excessive force, causing impact injury
- Airbag rupture, potentially casting caustic chemicals into the cab
- Premature or late deployment
- Failure to deploy
Each of these defects may leave drivers and their passengers with serious injuries. Most commonly, vehicle occupants may be at greater risk for head and brain injuries, broken bones, and internal organ damage.
In many cases, the vehicle’s manufacturer is responsible for these issues and may be liable for any injuries resulting from defective airbags during a rollover accident. This means that victims of defective airbags may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries.
The SUV rollover attorneys of the Willis Law Firm believe that individuals who have suffered harm in rollover accidents because of defective airbags should fight to hold their automobile’s manufacturer accountable. Contact our office today at 800-883-9858 to learn more about your legal rights and options.