Sometimes, consumer products that are specifically designed to protect us, malfunction or are defective and – as a result – end up harming us instead. Airbags save lives and have significantly increased survival rates in traffic accidents that would otherwise prove deadly. When airbags malfunction or are otherwise defective, however, they can be the direct cause of serious car accident injuries. If you or someone you care about has been harmed by a dangerously defective airbag, an experienced Atlanta product liability attorney can help.
A Note about Airbags
Airbags are like powerful air-filled pillows that help absorb the impact of car accidents when they deploy, and the process is not without some risk. In other words, even when airbags perform exactly as they are supposed to, you can be injured in the process. This is generally a matter of balancing the overall risk, and the protections afforded to you by a deployed airbag typically outweigh the risk factor.