Air Bag Defects
Sugar Land-Based Auto Product Liability Lawyer
Airbags 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 airbags between 1987 and 2001. If they malfunction, however, they can cause far more harm than good. An airbag that deploys unexpectedly - when a collision has not occurred - can cause a driver to lose control of a vehicle, causing an auto accident. An airbag that deploys with too much force or at the wrong angle can cause serious injury to a driver or passenger. An airbag 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 airbags, 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 airbag injury claim by calling (281) 771-0860. We have also included some common questions about airbags to help you get more information on this important subject.