New Jersey Air Bag Defect Attorneys
An airbag is a very useful safety device, which if designed properly, lets a person ride down the forces of a severe crash. However, because an airbag must be fully inflated before a passenger comes into contact with it, it must fire with an incredible amount of speed and energy. In some vehicles the leading edge of an inflating airbag moves toward the occupant at more than 200 miles per hour. As a result, car manufacturers have a responsibility to test and design their airbag systems so that they do not wind up injuring or killing the same people they were intended to save.
Many airbag systems are not properly designed for shorter occupants. As a result, shorter drivers and passengers can be injured by the forces of an inflating airbag. Automobile manufacturers have known for more than 30 years that when a person is in the path of an inflating airbag they are likely to sustain serious eye, face, neck and brain injuries. Airbags that are too large, too powerful or are folded improperly can all cause serious injuries and death. Some airbag systems have not been calibrated properly or use inferior sensors causing them to deploy in low speed accidents, or failing to deploy in high speed accidents when they are needed.
Nevertheless, some car manufacturers have been slow in addressing air bag related injuries, even though the technology to avoid them has been both available and economical for many years.
Blume Goldfaden’s New Jersey product liability attorneys work with the best expert automotive design engineers in the country to convincingly explain to juries that motor vehicle manufacturers sometimes cut corners in airbag design and testing at the expense of passenger safety.
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