When coupled with a seat belt, the airbag is one of the most effective means of protecting front seat occupants during a collision.
Common Injuries Caused by Defective Airbags
The bags are supposed to deploy upon impact to cushion occupants from hard objects within the cabin. Defective airbags might not deploy when necessary, leaving you without this important safety benefit. Other defects can cause worse injuries than had the airbag not deployed. Damages that may result include:
- Head injuries and fractures from hitting the dashboard or windshield when the airbag does not deploy
- Broken bones from a forceful airbag deployment
- Wounds and lacerations caused by metal parts released during airbag deployment
- Inappropriate and sudden airbag deployment, when no car crash has occurred