Rollover Air Bags
Rollover air bags are designed to protect a drivers’ or passengers’ heads during many rollover accidents Side impact airbags and side impact head airbags help prevent head injuries to an occupant’s heads, but are not specifically in rollover accidents. In fact not all side-impact head air bags are designed to deploy as rollover air bags. It is very important that the seatbelts being used and are working properly for side impact head airbags and rollover curtain airbags to properly work. In a rollover accident, the occupant must stay in the seat belt.
* Check with your dealer and vehicle manufacturer for the availability of side-impact head air bags that can also operate as rollover air bags. Rollover airbags are optional on many 2005 and later models. Check with your dealer. Some are sold in a package with electronic stability control ESC devices.
How Rollover Air Bags Work
If a rollover is detected, the side-impact head air bags are typically triggered in combination with safety belt retractors to remove slack from the safety belt and keep the occupant firmly in the seat. Most side-impact head air bags deploy downward from the overhead roof rail, very close to the side windows. In many cases the rollover sensing system can determine an imminent rollover when the roll angle is very small and all four wheels are still on the ground. When deployed as rollover air bags, side-impact head air bags will stay inflated longer to help protect the heads of the occupants during the rollover. They also keep the occupants of the outboard seats from being thrown from the vehicle. The combination of these air bags and properly worn safety belts can significantly reduce the chance of ejection.
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If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has been injured or died in a rollover accident, roof crush or as a result of airbag, or seatbelt defect and you believe that the design or defect in the vehicle itself or the negligence of others caused your injuries or losses, then e-mail us your questions and concerns on our Free Rollover Evaluation Form or call Toll Free and talk to a lawyer at 1-800-883-9858.
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