Airing out the Facts about Airbag Injuries
Airbags inflate quickly to stop drivers and passengers from getting seriously injured in car accidents. However, despite their design, sometimes airbags can lead to even bigger problems for those involved in road traffic accidents.
Typical Airbag Injuries
Some injuries that frequently occur include:
- Airbag inflation failure leading to fractured or broken bones
- Face, arms and chest injuries
- Trauma to fingers or wrists
- Airbag burns
- Traumatic brain injury
- Trauma to the ear or hearing loss
- Eye injury or infections
- Airbag dermatitis
Injuries range from minor to severe, with treatment often depending on the type of injury sustained. Recovery time varies from person to person. Therefore, the impact of an airbag injury and the ongoing effect in the future can be difficult to assess.
Complicated Truth about Airbags
While many people assume that airbags are meant to prevent all injuries, the purpose of an airbag is to limit the extent of severe injuries that could have been sustained in an accident. The force of a car accident impact along with the explosion of an airbag can still cause significant trauma both internally and externally. It is possible for an airbag to cause many additional injuries beyond simple skin bruising, sometimes leading to asthma attacks, broken bones and even burning sensations resulting from chemicals in the airbag. If you suffered an airbag injury it is essential that you seek immediate medical attention.
Get the Help You Need
If you intend on making a claim it is vital that you collect all relevant evidence to support your case. Photographic evidence of your injuries, witness statements, and signs that there was negligence will be critical. The more evidence you collect the stronger your case will be.
If you sustained an injury due to an airbag then we are here to help. Call our specialist solicitors today on 028 9031 3613