Air bags are supposed to be there to protect us from some of the worst consequences of car crashes. Unfortunately, in some cases, they fail to do their job, and in some cases, they actually cause people to suffer much worse injuries than they would have otherwise. At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our Georgia air bag defect attorneys have a record of getting results in auto defect cases. We are prepared to take on big corporations to win full justice for clients who have been seriously injured or have lost loved ones due to air bag defects.
Since 1999, dual frontal air bags have been mandatory in all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. These air bags — as well as side-impact air bags and front air bags that were installed in older cars before they were required — must meet basic safety standards. Even those that meet minimum safety standards may still have serious design or manufacturing defects which can cause injury.
Defective air bags can cause and contribute to serious injuries in auto accidents. The following are some of the major things that can go wrong with air bags:
Our attorneys are experienced at obtaining “black box” records and other evidence to support our clients’ air bag defect claims. In past auto defect cases, we have also uncovered evidence that manufacturers knew about air bag defects and could have corrected them but chose not to.
Taking on the big auto manufacturers is never easy, but it is the right thing to do when someone has been catastrophically injured or killed as a result of a defective air bag. To have your case evaluated by our experienced Atlanta defective airbag lawyer team, contact us today.
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