Advances in Safety Technology and Airbag Defects

Advances in Safety Technology and Airbag Defects

Advances in safety technology over the past 30 years have nothing short of incredible. Almost every automobile put on the market today goes through tough safety screening processes. Cars that win high stars in safety are often marketed based on safety. A large part of the safety rating of a car is based on the number and the efficacy of airbags. But while airbags have saved countless lives since their inception, there are a number of cars on the market with faulty airbags that can occasionally cause harm rather than protect drivers and passengers.

Issues with Airbags

The newest cars on the market include more airbags than once thought possible. New cars may include the following types of airbags:

• Frontal

• Passenger

• Side

• Side tubular or curtain

• Knee

• Rear curtain

• Rear collision

The rising number of airbags in a car makes the potential for a defect much greater. Some major issues with airbags include:

• Failure to deploy-this is one of the most common types of product liability lawsuits regarding airbags. In order to be effective, bags must deploy immediately upon forceful contact with another car or stationary object. If the bag is defective, it may deploy after the major part of the wreck or never deploy at all.

• Premature deployment-bags may deploy right before it is needed during a car accident, or in some cases, at a random time while driving. Premature deployment can actually lead to a very serious accident as the driver will likely completely lose control over the car upon deployment.

• Cheap material or bad manufacturing

When a patron buys a car based on its safety rating, he or she has a right to properly functioning safety devices.

To find out more about advances in safety technology and airbag defects, visit the website of the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. today.