Airbag Accident Lawyer Kansas City MO
Airbags, like seat belts, serve as safety equipment meant to save lives in the event of a collision. However, like seat belts, this very equipment can also cause significant injury. When an airbag is properly deployed, it necessarily expands with astonishing speed at the moment of impact. While this bag may ultimately save a driver’s life or the life of a passenger during a crash, its deployment can also cause burns, bruising, cuts, and even broken bones. When an airbag malfunctions, and doesn’t deploy at the proper time, and/or doesn’t deploy at the correct rate, speed, and/or size, these malfunctions can cause injuries that range from superficial to fatal.
If you’ve been involved in a collision and suffered injury as a result of an airbag, please contact an experienced Kansas City, MO airbag accident lawyer with Royce Injury Attorneys LLC today. Not every airbag injury is grounds for a legal claim against an airbag manufacturer, car dealership, etc., as sometimes airbags that deploy properly cause injury even when they don’t malfunction. However, speaking with a car accident lawyer Kansas City, MO residents trust will allow you to understand whether you may be able to file legal action against someone more generally responsible for you accident. If someone else caused your accident and you suffered an airbag injury, you may be able to hold that party accountable for the challenges you suffered as a result of the collision.
When Airbags Cause Injuries
When airbags deploy, they often spew gas, dust, and chemicals into the air as they shoot out of the steering wheel or dashboard at a rate of approximately 1/20th of a second. These substances can, at best, irritate the eyes and skin. In more severe cases, these substances can burn victims. If an airbag malfunctions and sharp debris is thrown into the air during deployment, victims can suffer lacerations that range from superficial to potentially fatal. In either scenario, the eyes in particular tend to suffer damage.
If an airbag fails to deploy at the precise second it is supposed to, a victim can suffer a wider range of injuries. If an airbag deploys early, that deployment could cause a crash in and of itself. If it deploys even a fraction of a second too late, victims can suffer internal injuries, head trauma, broken bones, and fatal bleeding. Airbags are meant to protect. But there are times when they actually cause damage. You don’t have to know for sure whether your airbag was properly functional to speak with a Kansas City, Missouri airbag accident lawyer. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you have questions that deserve answers, period.
Legal Assistance Is Available
Regardless of whether your airbag malfunctioned or “simply” caused you injury during deployment at the moment of impact with another vehicle or object, you may have cause to file a legal claim. Working with an experienced Kansas City, MO airbag accident lawyer at our firm will allow you to seek the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to under the circumstances. Please call today. Once we have spoken with you during a confidential, risk-free consultation, our Kansas City, MO airbag accident lawyer team will be able to help you make an informed decision about your options. We look forward to speaking with you.