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Airbag Failure

Lancaster PA Defective Airbag Attorney

When you get into a car crash, you trust that the airbags will help protect you. While airbags are designed to save lives, defective airbags can do the opposite. A defective or malfunctioning airbag can cause serious harm. Sadly, it’s difficult to know if your airbag is defective until the moment a car crash happens. If you’ve been injured or if a loved one was killed due to a faulty airbag, you need an experienced attorney on your side. A Lancaster defective airbag attorney at Haggerty & Silverman will fight for your rights as you focus on healing.

Common Airbag Defects and Causes

An airbag may malfunction due to issues with design, production or installation. Some common airbag problems include:

  • Failure to deploy
  • Late deployment
  • Deploys with too much force
  • Inadvertent deployment (when an airbag deploys even though there was no crash)
  • Dangerous parts or materials (such as the Takata airbags)

These problems may be caused by factors such as faulty crash sensors, electrical issues, or an improper deployment threshold. An experienced attorney will investigate the cause and fight to hold liable parties responsible.

Airbag Injuries

Airbags inflate at speeds up to 200mph. When the airbag deploys at the wrong moment, serious injuries may occur. Common airbag injuries include head, neck and chest injuries. Airbags can also cause facial injuries, bruising, eye damage, abrasions and fractures. Burn injuries are also common because airbags inflate at a high temperature.

Airbag Injury Attorneys in Lancaster, PA

Injuries are expensive. There are not only medical expenses but also potential lost wages and the cost of pain and suffering. If a defective airbag is to blame for your injuries, an experienced lawyer will fight to get you compensation. Contact Haggerty & Silverman for a free consultation with a defective airbag attorney in Lancaster, PA. Call us at 717-397-3200 or fill out our online contact form.

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