Airbag Injuries in Virginia
Airbags are intended to prevent injuries in car accidents, but to do so they must deploy with great force upon impact. Sadly, the force with which airbags deploy can result in serious personal injuries, particularly to children under the age of 12.
A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study published in a report entitled “What You Need to Know about Airbags,” states that most airbags deploy at a speed of 100 miles per hour or greater. The report goes on to say that, for adults, this typically results in only minor abrasions or burns, but discloses that serious or even fatal injuries may also be caused by airbags.
Know Your Rights
When you are injured or a loved one is killed by forceful airbag deployment or a faulty airbag, you may be entitled to significant compensation. A Virginia Beach car accident attorney from Cooper Hurley can investigate your injuries and help you determine if you have cause to file suit. If you do have cause, we can help you secure compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, personal pain and suffering, and other related damages – things you are unlikely to be compensated for without an aggressive car accident attorney on your side.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury from an airbag in or around Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, or Newport News, Virginia, please contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers to schedule a free case evaluation today.