Liability in Airbag Failure and Defect Cases

If an airbag deploys improperly or is otherwise defective, there may be many people to blame. It’s important to name all of those potentially at fault in an airbag defect lawsuit because the case could be dismissed altogether if you don’t. Then you won’t be able to recover the compensation you deserve.

Manufacturer Liability

Manufacturers of both airbags and cars are responsible for making sure their products are safe. Car manufacturers are also responsible for making sure the parts they use are not dangerous. They must meet federal government standards and test their products thoroughly.

In many cases, the manufacturers knew or should have known about the dangers of their airbags but used them anyway. They should be held accountable for their failure to provide you with a safe product.

Mechanic Liability

If a mechanic does work to or near an airbag and that airbag later fails to perform correctly, the mechanic and their employer may be to blame.

An airbag defect lawyer can investigate your specific situation and determine who is responsible. Atlee Hall routinely works with automotive experts who understand car mechanics and airbag operations. We will gather all the evidence necessary to support your case.

What Causes Faulty Airbags?

Airbags may have many defects that result in injuries to the occupants of a vehicle.

Some of the most common airbags defects include:

  • Failure to inflate
  • Under deployed airbags
  • Airbags that do not deploy at all
  • Late inflation of airbags
  • Inflation that is too forceful
  • Improper triggering of airbags

Our airbag lawyers in Lancaster, PA, will find what caused your injuries by working with experts in the field. Then, we will fight to recover everything you need to take care of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Dangerous Chemicals Used in Airbags

Airbags are complex equipment that must be built carefully, packed into the car appropriately, and applied with a trigger. Because airbags are packed in so tightly, manufacturers often use chemicals to pack and inflate them.

Sodium azide is the best-known chemical used in airbags. When an electrical charge is triggered by impact, the sodium azide explodes and converts to nitrogen gas inside the airbag.

Sodium azide and other chemicals used in the manufacturing, packing, and triggering airbags can be toxic. Some of them are even flammable and may cause an explosion if the car is on fire. Others are dangerous if inhaled, which is common when an airbag hits a victim’s face during a crash.

Contact a Defective Airbag Lawyer for Help

If you or a loved one suffered because of a defective airbag, contact Atlee Hall today. We also help with situations where airbags suddenly deployed for no reason or injured you otherwise. Our experienced legal professionals have seen it all.

Call us today at 717-393-9596 or use our online contact form to reach out for a free consultation.