Air Bag Defects
Sugar Land-Based Auto Product Liability Lawyer
Air bags were created to save lives, and they have saved thousands through the years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that well over 8,000 lives were saved by air bags between 1987 and 2001. If they malfunction, however, they can cause far more harm than good. An air bag that deploys unexpectedly - when a collision has not occurred - can cause a driver to lose control of a vehicle, causing an accident. An air bag that deploys with too much force or at the wrong angle can cause serious injury to a driver or passenger. An air bag that fails to deploy or that deploys too late will have failed to serve its purpose of protecting vehicle occupants.
In these and other scenarios involving defective air bags, the team at The West Law Firm can offer skilled guidance. Our Sugar Land product liability attorneys have specific experience when it comes to motor vehicle defects. Our founding attorney, S. Scott West, is a former design engineer whose in-depth understanding of these matters gives him an edge in defective product cases.
You can find out more about our firm and your rights in an air bag injury claim by calling (281) 771-0860. We have also included some common questions about air bags to help you get more information on this important subject.