Airbags in cars are designed to protect drivers and passengers should a collision occur. In some cases, they can save lives. When a vehicle is involved in a collision at a high enough speed, airbags will deploy, stopping front-seat passengers from suffering head injuries after being thrown forward.
Airbags have proved to be so successful at limiting injury and sustaining life that they are installed in virtually all cars that are manufactured these days. In fact, you’d have to be driving a pretty old motor to discover that your vehicle is not fitted with the technology.
However, sometimes airbags can actually be the cause of accidents. It has been known for airbags to malfunction and either go off without warning when no collision has occurred or rupture and not offer the protection they should when deployed for the right purpose.
If you were to be injured in an accident that was not your fault as the result of your airbag not behaving in the manner that it should, there will be a chance that you might well be able to take some form of 100% no win no fee* Staffordshire law firm personal injury action against the manufacturer of the car.
Airbag accidents and Staffordshire law firm action
Imagine that you were driving along one evening, perhaps on your way back from work, when all of a sudden your airbag went off without warning. You were not involved in a crash, but your airbag deployed nevertheless.
Fortunately, you were not going at a great speed and somehow managed to get your vehicle under control. Despite this, you suffer the most horrendous whiplash injuries that require you to take a considerable amount of time off from work to recover from.
Under these circumstances, you might well be able to retain the services of a top-notch 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ Staffordshire law firm solicitor with a view to seeking personal injury compensation, as you would if you were more seriously injured after your airbag went off when it should not have.
Taking action with Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault when your airbag went off without warning and would like to explore the possibility of taking some form of 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ personal injury action with the help of a top 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ Staffordshire law firm solicitor, you would be well advised to pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
You can call our freephone helpline and speak to our friendly advisers, who will answer any questions you may have about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 20th July 2014
Author: David Brown