Common Injuries Caused By Airbags

August 8, 2017 | Accident Tips

Common Injuries Caused By Airbags | Fast Help

Airbags are meant to protect you during a car accident, but can also serve as the cause of serious injuries. If you experience severe or permanent injuries caused by an airbag, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to collect compensation for your damages.

Call Fast Help immediately following an airbag deployment to speak with an Atlanta personal injury attorney about your accident. Our network of affiliate attorneys can help you navigate through the civil court system, ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve and negotiate with insurance providers on your behalf.

Airbag Deployment Injuries

There are a variety of reasons why airbags can cause mild to severe injuries, including:

  • The speed at which they deploy
  • The size of the driver or passenger
  • The position the accident victim was in at the time of deployment
  • The type of substance contained within the airbag
  • Whether the crash victim is wearing their seat belt at the time of deployment

Common Personal Injuries Caused By Airbags

The kind of injuries an accident victim sustains because of an airbag deployment depends on where they were sitting at the time of the collision. Since different parts of the body are exposed to different airbags (e.g. doors, steering wheel, headrest), the types of injuries most accident victims experience include:

  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Cuts
  • Fractures
  • Strains
  • Concussions
  • Inflammation
  • Internal bleeding
  • Irritation
  • Tissue damage
  • Eye damage

How To Protect Yourself From Airbag Injuries

The best thing you can do to protect yourself from airbag injuries is to make sure that your seat belt is fastened at all times. You should also make sure that your seat remains at least 10 inches away from the steering wheel when operating a vehicle. If you have children with you, do not allow them to sit in the front seat and never let them lean on the passenger doors.

Contact Fast Help For The Compensation You Deserve

Fast Help connects accident victims with experienced personal injury attorneys who fight on their behalf to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve for their damages. If you are involved in an accident, it’s important to allow yourself to receive the help you need during this stressful time.

Our network of attorneys can file all of the necessary paperwork you need to file a personal injury claim, represent your rights when negotiating with insurance companies, and collect all of the evidence you need to win your case.

There are no upfront costs, and you only pay if you win your case – allowing you to receive the legal support you need without having to worry about your finances. Call (404) 592-0318 – Atlanta’s accident helpline to speak with an attorney right away.

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