Kansas City Air Bag Injury Attorney
Air Bag Injuries in Kansas City
Air bags have been being installed on new cars for some years now in order
to protect us from serious and devastating injury resulting from a front
impact car accident. Although air bags have resulted in a decrease in
deaths, the devices themselves can pose a threat and cause injury. Airbags
must inflate very rapidly in order to be effective and can reach a speed
of over 100 mph when being deployed. Although they are to be used in conjunction
with seat belts, the extensive impact of an airbag can cause injuries
that can be severe in both drivers and passengers.
If a driver is slumped over the steering wheel or taking measures to avoid
a collision they may not be able to maintain the recommended 10 inches
between their breastbone and steering wheel in order to prevent injury.
Those types of instructions are rarely given to an individual prior to
getting behind the wheel. In addition to the force sustained when an airbag
is deployed, the airbags themselves contain gases and substances, which
can become irritants to an individual, particularly when the occupants
are not able to exit the vehicle quickly after the impact.
Kansas City Defective Airbags Lawyer
In addition to the potential injuries mentioned above, airbags can be defective,
either by deploying when they aren't supposed to or not deploying
when they should. Both can result in devastating injuries such as severe
head, neck, face and spinal injuries. A defective air bag can even be
the cause of an accident.
Determining the source of your injuries is crucial to the liability issues
revolving around a car accident. You need a skilled Kansas City car accident
lawyer who is knowledgeable and skilled in dealing with the issues when
air bags are involved.
The Meyerkord Law Firm of Kansas City can help in determining the correct
causes of your injuries and the proper handling of your claim. When airbags
are deployed in a car accident, injuries can result and our office will
ensure you get the compensation appropriate for all of your injuries.
Contact a Kansas City auto accident attorney
today for a free initial consultation regarding your injuries.