New Jersey Airbag Injuries

New Jersey Airbag Injuries: Regardless of what the product is manufacturers have an obligation to implement rigorous testing and safety standards for their products. When they don’t take their responsibilities seriously, the consumers can get hurt. That’s bad business. While a product recall may eventually ensue, it doesn’t help the person who has already been injured. Most recently the most popular recall has been the Takata Airbags.

Federal safety standards now require all cars to be equipped with airbags. Airbags can save lives and help prevent serious injury. The purpose of the airbag is to provide occupant protection and restraint during a crash event. While airbags are intended to protect against injuries from automobile accidents, they can cause injuries and in rare cases even death. An airbag seems like a fairly simple device and people often wonder how they can be defective, here is why.

An airbag can be defective if there are problems in the manufacturer’s design, production, or installation of the airbag. If you are injured by a defective airbag, you may be able to entitle to compensation for the injuries you suffered.

Here are some potential reasons your airbag may be defective:

  • Issues with deployment including at the wrong speed, force, or angle.
  • Deployed at an unnecessary time (minor car accident)
  • Failure to deploy when necessary usually after a crash
  • Made with dangerous and unsafe materials

Takata Airbag Recall:

So far, more than 20 million cars have been recalled due to the risk of violent airbag explosions (as of February 2016).  The problem is the airbag’s inflator, a metal cartridge loaded with propellant wafers, which in some cases has ignited with explosive force. If the inflator housing ruptures in a crash, metal shards from the airbag can be sprayed throughout the passenger cabin.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident due to a defective airbag contact the product liability attorneys at Gill and Chamas today for a free consultation (732) 324-7600. You can also visit the defective products tab on our website to see the firm’s most notable settlements and verdicts for defective products.

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