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When a vehicle experiences a high force of impact, such as the force of impact from a car accident, the vehicle’s airbags will deploy. This deployment occurs at very high speeds—as fast as 200 miles per hour, according to GM—and with great force. While airbags are designed to protect drivers and passengers, the mere speed and force of these safety contraptions can themselves be the cause of injuries. Airbag injuries should not be overlooked when it comes time to seek compensation for the damages incurred by a car accident. The injury victim and his or her lawyer should be sure to list these injuries in the car accident claim that is filed.
Types of Injuries Caused by Airbags
Here are a few of the various types of injuries that may occur as a result of airbag deployment:
- Broken bones (such as fractured ribs, collar bones, wrists, arms, etc.)
- Blunt trauma from the impact of deployment
- Cardiac or pulmonary complications
- Soft-tissue injuries (such as deep bruising)
- Eye injuries
Injuries such as these can result in costly medical bills, an inability to work (which leads to lost wages), physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma and more. It is important that injury victims seek payment for these damages from the at-fault party.
Don’t go without the proper compensation you deserve for your injuries! Call our Long Beach airbag injury lawyer today for reliable counsel during this time.
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When you bring your car accident case to Overett Group, you can trust our Long Beach personal injury lawyer to push for full compensation for all of your injuries, including your airbag injuries. Our law firm has been serving clients for 14 years. We provide personalized attention to each of our clients, and we strive for the best results in each case. In fact, we even have a 100% success rate!
Make sure you secure strong legal representation after your car accident. Contact Overett Group so we can begin advocating for your right to maximum compensation. We offer free case evaluations, which means that you can get your case started with free initial legal advice from our skilled attorney!