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Accident Lawyer David I. Fuchs has over 20 years of experience in Ft Lauderdale successfully representing car accident victims who were seriously injured by defective airbags as well as their families and friends who have sustained and suffered serious bodily injuries because of the negligence of an automobile manufacturer in the installation or design of an airbag.

An airbag is a safety device required in vehicles which was created to deploy inside a vehicle in an accident. As a vehicle in forward motion decelerates quickly, the airbags should deploy. Typically sensors respond to speeds of about 20 to 25 mph.

Failing Airbags

Airbags may fail to deploy or deploy at inappropriate times for numerous reasons. Defective airbags exist randomly in cars throughout the nation. Unfortunately, one may not know the state of their airbags until the moment they need them most. This missing protection is often a shock to passengers and often preventable injuries occur from their absence or defect.

Manufacturing Short Cuts

Over time, however, experts began seeing an increase of deaths due to an increasing failure rate in many cars. Defective airbags would not deploy on time, or even at all, thus allowing serious injury, or sometimes even death. Investigation into this alarming fatality increase uncovered the role of manufacturers in the defective airbags. There are a few common defects identified by those looking to understand and combat the epidemic of failing airbags. Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers warn that some of the most common defects include:

  • Airbags that are highly overpowered: as manufacturers rush to install air bags, they sometimes negligently release airbags into the market with powerful inflators. Inflators affect the amount of force an airbag inflicts upon release. An overpowered inflator can sometimes inflict greater injury than the actual accident itself.
  • The absence of tethers: airbags work together within the structure of the vehicle itself in order to deploy properly. One key element created to work with the airbag is the tether. This part is often overlooked or omitted for a small savings by the manufacturer. Unfortunately it is also the part which regulates the length of extension of the airbag, which keeps the airbag from injuring the eyes, face, or head of the occupant.
  • Sensor Flaw: some manufacturers use fewer, flawed, or improper sensors which cause airbags to become defectively. Sensors control the reaction time of an airbag. When an airbag sensor does not perform perfectly, airbags may be deployed prematurely or after an accident, causing injury to occupant’s.
  • Low-level Algorithms: electronic sensors using analytical software to trigger the deployment of airbags may sometimes misjudge the deployment.
  • Folding and Venting: In some instances, injury can be caused due to misjudging the location, size Injuries can be caused by mistakes in the number, size and location of gas vents and in the pattern used to fold the air bag. These can cause injuries from serious burns to brain damage.

When an airbag is defective, it can lead to horrible injuries. These injuries include:

  • Spinal injury
  • Blinding
  • Fractured bones
  • Disfigurement

Ft Lauderdale accident  attorney David I. Fuchs will represent you for injuries that include, but are not limited to:

  1. Injuries requiring surgery, sutures, staples
  2. Traumatic Brain Injury, including those caused by oxygen deprivation
  3. Severe burns resulting in significant and permanent scarring
  4. Mental anguish and emotional distress, death
  5. Those injuries caused by a collision which are caused or made worse by a defect in the automobile’s airbag system

After a car accident where an airbag has either failed to deploy or forcefully deployed or in some other manner caused or worsened crash injuries it is imperative to call the police to the accident scene, seek immediate medical treatment. It is then important to seek legal counsel to protect your legal rights by calling Ft Lauderdale personal injury lawyer David I. Fuchs who will take your call and speak with you immediately about your defective airbag case. Attorney David I. Fuchs will then stand ready to fight for you to see that you get compensation for your pain and suffering, any lost wages and medical bills.

Injured by a defective airbag? Call Fort Lauderdale injury Attorney David I. Fuchs Toll Free at (800) 570-2858 for a free consultation to discuss your defective airbag case. You may also write to lawyer David I. Fuchs by filling out the form on the “Contact Us” page.”

If you cannot come to us lawyer David I. Fuchs will send a representative to see you. We speak English and Spanish. Se habla Inglés y Español.