Airbag Safety Tips
It might seem strange to suggest that an airbag, a device designed to protect a driver and his or her passengers in a car accident, needs to be regarded cautiously. The regrettable reality, however, is that in order to counteract the tremendous force of a car accident an airbag must inflate with similar power. Accordingly, an airbag has the potential to cause serious harm to the occupants of a vehicle.
If you have been harmed by a defective or malfunctioning airbag, it may be possible to gain financial compensation for your resulting medical bills and other damages. For more information about your legal rights, contact the Green Bay car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation.
Likened to the force of a shotgun blast, the airbag is designed to protect you from hitting the steering wheel and other fixtures inside your car. But an airbag does not inflate for your comfort: it inflates to save your life. The following steps can help to limit the likelihood of injuries caused by an airbag:
- Always wear a seat belt
- Children under 12 should sit in the backseat
- Sit at least 10 inches from steering wheel or dashboard
- Tilt your steering wheel away from your face
- Avoid driving in the late stages of pregnancy
Negligent automakers should be held accountable for injuries caused by an airbag defect or malfunction, and a civil lawsuit can help you to ensure that they are. Contact the Green Bay airbag defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.