Airbags were installed in cars to add another level of safety. Airbags were designed to deploy on impact and protect passengers better than just seat belts alone.
However, due to poor manufacturing, airbags are now known to be a source of injury. Most common injuries are caused when airbags engage too soon or when they are not needed at all, creating dangerous conditions for the driver. Airbags can also not deploy at all, which leaves the passengers reliant upon the seat belt alone for safety.
Other airbag injuries include:
- Skin abrasions
- Broken nose
- Lost eyesight
- Head injury
- Broken arms and legs
When you put your child into your car, you want to make sure that he or she is as safe as possible. When car seats have fundamental design problems, the safety of the child is jeopardized.
There have been many poorly designed car seats on the market that have caused hundreds of injuries and deaths. In some cases, the injuries may have been worse than if the child was not in the seat.
Recalls on car seats have pulled these defective models from store shelves. Recalls have included seats with faulty mechanisms including buckling devices, harnesses, and the padding of the seat. Government regulations as well as consumer awareness have saved children from injury, yet car seat safety is still a growing concern.
If your child has been injured by a defective car seat, call us today at 816-842-6200 to speak with an attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us.